As we say each week, running a business is hard! But when you’re dealing with your own personal struggles – whether it be a death in the family, issues with your children, or even a bout with depression – it can be even harder. In this week’s episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with custom invitation designer Tifany Wunschl, who shares how she’s kept her business afloat for 13 years when life hasn’t always made it easy.
About our guest:
Tifany Wunschl started Gourmet Invitations in 2005. She wanted her business to reflect her personality and as a foodie, Gourmet Invitations was the perfect name for her custom invitation business. She has been seen on WeTV’s “Preston Bailey’s Midnight Wedding” after having the honor of designing invitations for Preston Bailey. Her work has been seen on Entertainment Tonight and published in wedding magazines such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Bridal Guide, Destination Weddings I Do, Brides, The Knot and many others. Her work has also been featured on Style Me Pretty, Brides.com, Glamour.com, People.com, and much more. Tifany has worked with celebrity wedding designers and her clients include TV and radio personalities, an NBA All-Star, an NFL superstars (including a Superbowl ring holder), an MLB star, and even a royal highness.
Tifany is also a speaker with expertise in many different subjects. She has spoken to NACE, ILEA, ABC, and will be speaking at Engage 18 in Cabo San Lucas. In 2016, she launched Amuse Invitations, an amusing bite size portion of Gourmet Invitations. The Etsy shop offers instant download items such as signs and table numbers. She also partnered with Rebecca Marie Photography in 2017, to form T&R Stock, a curated stock photo company specializing in imagery for the busy entrepreneur.
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- Tifany’s tips for doing work in less time, by focusing on the task at hand and eliminating distractions
- How having a community has helped Tifany keep going during difficult times
- Tifany’s personal struggle with depression and how she has learned to identify and combat her triggers
- Dealing with clients and setting expectations when times get tough
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