Name: Ana de Roux
Location: McAllen, Texas
Company Name: Ana de Roux Invitations
Number of Years in Business: 2.5 years
Website: www.anaderoux.com and www.passportinvitations.com
How did you get started in stationery? After designing my wedding and shower invitations everyone thought they were really unique and started asking me to make invitations for their events, I started working mostly with family until I built my website and started doing this for brides all over the US.
What did you do prior to this? I was working at the City Hall’s Technology area, was mostly working with computers, servers, software, etc..
If you didn’t do stationery for a living what would you be doing instead?
Probably some other online business, I love working from home and being able to work even when I’m out of town.
What are some of your hobbies? Designing is really a hobby for me, plus it’s also my job, that’s why I love it so much.
What is the craziest wedding experience you’ve ever had? I’ve been through everything from weddings being called off to brides who discover something is wrong when the order is ready. I used to stress about things like that but I’ve learned it’s not worth it, if it’s something that can be fixed, even if I have to redo the order then why stress right?
What is the best wedding experience you’ve ever had? I’ve had the pleasure to work with so many wonderful brides that I can’t name just one. The thing that always makes my day is when I receive an e-mail from a client saying how pleased they’re with their invites or how their guests are all commenting about them.
What is your inspiration? Flowers, wedding decor ideas, anything a bride has in mind for their wedding inspires me.
Name an exotic location you’d like to visit soon. Egypt.
Why do your clients choose you over some of your competitors? Originality of my designs and flexibility.
What is the best piece of advice you can offer a bride and groom on their wedding day? No matter how perfect you want your wedding to be, take a day off before the wedding (what has to be done should be done by then), enjoy the day of your wedding and don’t worry about little details.
Anything else interesting you’d like to share?
I love to design new and different things, I love challenges, so if you have any idea in mind I will put it in paper.