You've set the date, the time and place ...now all you need to do is tell people about it! Your wedding invitations will give your guests a taste of what is to come and set the tone for your entire wedding. Whether you're hosting an elegant black tie affair or a cute'n'casual soiree it's important to get the style right and Toni Ossher of Be My Guest Invitations is passionate about just that! We had the pleasure of chatting with Toni to find out about Be My Guest Invitations, but we discovered more than a business. Toni's refreshing take on wedding invitations, her warm personality and attention to detail will delight brides and grooms so planning a wedding becomes that little bit easier!
How did Be My Guest Invitations start?
Many people are surprised when they hear that I have a background in science! Although I thought the work I was doing was worthwhile, I also found it extremely dry. So much so that it was driving me crazy!
I had been making birthday cards for years, along with invitations every now and then. I had a dream for a while in the back of my mind of starting my own business, doing what I love, and I decided to follow that dream. I am a "If you don't like it, change it" sort of a person. I did, and I haven't looked back!
What services do you offer?
When I dreamt about starting my own invitation business, I didn't want to create the 'same old' format that I saw peppering the invitation world. I didn't want to have a set of impersonal pre-designed invitations with a 'one size fits most' approach that you order with a few clicks of the mouse.
I wanted to create an invitation business that caters for those who want to go that extra stretch - for you, if you want to make your event truly your own, with individual touches that are an expression of yourself and your celebration.
I create a tailored experience for my clients. Designing and ordering your invitations should be fun and enjoyable, not just something to tick off the list of 'things to do'. My clients want to build excitement and anticipation for their guests around their celebration with the perfect invitation, designed especially for their event, and will never be used for anyone else.
I offer free consultations at a time and place to suit you, without the constraints of usual business hours.
Take us on a bride's journey with Be My Guest Invitations...
Having lived in Melbourne all my life, I love coffee, hot chocolate and tea. Ergo, I love cafes! And what better place to relax and design your invitations, unless it is in the comfort of your own home or office?
When you contact me, I like to get a sense of whether we are a good fit. I love finding out a few details about your wedding - when and where it is, whether you have a theme or a colour scheme. Then we figure out the most convenient time and place to meet for our consultation. If the groom is interested, it is always great to have him along, or your Mum or maid of honour.
During the consultation, you have the opportunity to browse my portfolio so you can see some of my work 'in the flesh'. With the help of the portfolio and any other inspiration you bring along, we design your invitation. Once we have settled on a design, I go away and put together your quote.
Once you have given me the go ahead with your wording templates, I get started! A few weeks later, a pretty little package will arrive on your doorstep, and your invitations have arrived!
If you would like to get in contact with Toni give her a call 9am-9pm (don't you love those convenient hours!)
on 0412 120 004 or email [email protected].
For more information on Be My Guests Invitations visit www.bemyguestinvitations.com.au