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Being featured on our Vendor Spotlight today is Tiger Lily Invitations! Your wedding invitations are the first impressions your guests get for your wedding, so it is important that they set the tone and style you wish to carry throughout your whole wedding. Owner of Tiger Lily Invitations, Jessica Armstrong, is passionate about working with her clients to provide high quality products that reflect each brides' vision and personality. Read on to learn about her story!
"I have always had a passion for design, even as a little girl. After finishing college at UGA with a Journalism degree, I worked for several years in marketing, but designing marketing materials wasn’t exactly my passion. When an opportunity popped up for me to work in a local gift shop selling invitations and stationery, I took a leap from the corporate world to the world of a small family-owned business. It was a bit scary because I would lose a lot of security and perks and be working with the public (I’m pretty shy) but I’m glad I took the leap!
I started out selling invitations out of large corporate albums. At the time, their designs were pretty basic and very restrictive. The designs were sold as is, you couldn’t change the color of a design or the artwork. It was very frustrating to me (and my customers) that these minor changes couldn’t be made, so I started designing my own. I did that for a couple of years and loved it, then the shop closed. This was around the time that online shopping was really taking off and Etsy had just launched, so I started working from home, opened up an Etsy shop, started selling my invitations and products online and Tiger Lily Invitations was born. It took several years to grow Tiger Lily on Etsy, but one of my designs became popular and the shop became a success. I was able to hire an assistant, Rachel, and then Jessica, who is a lifesaver, and the business continued to grow. We still have a large portion of sells from Etsy, but we have also gained a talented group of local planners, wedding vendors, and customers we love to work with on a regular basis. and hope to continue to grow that portion of our business along with our online shop.
Pictured Below | Owner Jessica Armstrong, Assistant Jessica
Relationships with our clients are such an important part of our business. Tiger Lily Invitations specializes in beautifully handcrafted wedding invitations and fun and colorful birthday invitations and paper party goods. Creating beautiful paper products and pleasing the customer are our top priorities. I am most proud of the relationships we form with our customers and the over 1000 5-star reviews we have received from customers around the world over the years. My assistant and I are both perfectionists and passionate about what we create. I want to make sure our products are perfect for our customers’ events and that requires getting to know them, finding out the little details of their big day, doing research, being knowledgeable about etiquette rules, and then incorporating that information into their design in a timely manner to create a finished product that they and their guests will want to keep for a lifetime. That level of customer service is pretty rare today."
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