Welcome to Ask The Expert Series, I'm delighted to have you along on this journey as we learn from some of Houston's best and brightest small business creatives that cater to the wedding and event industry. What can you expect?A platform for small business owners to share their unique expertise in their industry for the newly the engaged, planners or anyone looking for event vendors. Most of the featured vendors either live in or do business in and around Texas.
- Provide timely expert information on various segments of the wedding and event industry from a small business perspective.
- Most importantly, this is going to be a short read with plenty of images to pique your interest enough to contact the featured creative vendor.
Launching the series is Ryann, owner of NineONine Creative Inc., an independent Houston, TX invitation designer that create very custom pieces for anything from a first birthday party to high-end wedding clients.
Ask The Expert: What are some of the frequent questions or problems your clients have? How have you solved the problem(s)
A significant amount of my wedding invitation clients come to me with questions about different print methods and paper types. Obviously, I have an extensive knowledge of all fine print methods including thermography, foiling, and letterpress and so I can educate my clients on what print method fits their style and budget best.
Another question that comes up frequently is how many invitations to order - you would be shocked at the number of brides that are thinking they need an invitation for every guest on their list when really it is usually half that number because most guests are either a couple or a family so they only need one invitation per household.
Ask The Expert: If money is no object, what are the top 3 ideas you would like your clients to consider or incorporate into their event?
- Oh gosh, that’s a tough one! I would say if money were no object - I would love to have a bride choose letterpress as the print method - it is just so gorgeous and luxe feeling.
- Then other small details that really make a difference like a custom envelope liner, a monogram and custom postage.
- One of my favorite trends lately have been the die cut shapes for invitations, I just did a hexagon shape and I love the uniqueness!