Your wedding signage and paperie are not light tasks to neglect! A lot of couple's make the mistake of thinking this is a small component in comparison to the whole wedding and either procrastinate, forget key details, or find out that it's way more work than they ever anticipated. Don't be this couple!! For this month's vendor spotlight - we've reached out to one of our favorite custom paperie vendors, Nikisha King Design House, to find out her take on why hiring a professional is so important.
Nikisha King Design House
Nikisha Hidalgo has been creating custom signage and paperie for 13 years! We wanted to find out what keeps Nikisha doing what she does and she said, "My favorite part of the job is building a brand that allows fellow designers and artists to do what they love most, creating without dealing with the other complexities of business management. As Chief Business Officer of NK Design House, I create systems and workflows that make things easier for our clients and team."
When asked what is one thing you wish couples knew about your side of the industry? Nikisha replied with, "The stationery and paper goods are the whispers in the background that facilitate a smooth guest experience. Think of all the signs that direct you and welcome you every day. They speak directly to you without saying a word. This is how stationery serves you and your guests at any event."
The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Vendor
Who better than Nikisha herself would know the benefits of hiring a professional instead of attempting to handle your signage needs in the "DIY" way - Nikisha's reasons verbatim are:
1. Working with a professional, someone who has done the process over 150 times, is the most reliable way to get it right each time. Creating paper goods on your own can be confusing and expensive because of the many errors you'll encounter with it being your first time.
2. A visionary. Professionals have been trained or practiced for so long that their imaginations can reach astonishing heights. You can share your vision with a professional, and they will take it to the next level for you. This is the fun and exciting part of planning any event.
3. You'll gain ease! This is my favorite benefit of working with a professional. When planning an event with 15+ creative partners/vendors, it's challenging to keep everything together. So imagine DIYing things on your own, for the first time. It's even tougher. By hiring a professional, you'll get what you envisioned and more without the headache or heartache (when it doesn't turn out as you hoped) because they will take on all the pressure or stress of it all.
One of our favorite questions to ask every vendor spotlight is for their piece of wedding advice for any couple and Nikisha told us, "Everything is about what you value and what you truly love. There is no such thing as expensive or cheap. Our clients value the quality of service and paper goods because it makes their lives easier. In other words, signage and paper goods are the whispers in the background guiding everyone and making sure they're having a great time. Our clients invest 5-10% of their budget in all paper goods such as custom textured save the date cards and invitations to the custom cocktail napkins ensuring their guests feel seen, loved, and welcomed."
"This was a wonderful experience for us. NK Design House truly listened to what we were trying to achieve and express to our granddaughter's wedding guest. The consistency across all the elements was perfect, the work perfectly captured our vision. Upon receiving save the dates and invitations the recipients commented to us... "we understand what the event will be, elegant, joyful and highly sophisticated". From Save the Date to final cocktail napkin and all the signage in between the process and the final outcome was collaborative, thoughtful, creative and patient!!"
Nikisha was super helpful in sharing with us why the professional perspective is so important! Ready to dive in to the planning process? Contact us today for a custom quote.
Photography: Better With You Photography
Planning, Design & Production: Tan Weddings & Events
Venue, Catering & Accommodations: La Playa Carmel
Florals: Fleurs du Soleil
Signage & Paperie: Nikisha King Design House
Photography & Video: Holly D Photography
Planning, Design, Production & Officiant: Tan Weddings & Events
Venue, Catering, and Accommodations: Silverado Resort
Signage & Paperie: Nikisha King Design House
Rentals: Bright Event Rentals
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