Conversations with Katie Hiller
Today we’d like to introduce you to Katie Hiller.
Katie, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Honky Tonk Party Shop specializes in providing fun, trendy and unique party supplies and apparel for bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and other life celebrations. Being a woman-operated store, we understand having an all in-one-shop is critical to finding the perfect accessories to compliment your BIG day whether that’s a bachelorette party in Nashville, a girl’s trip to Scottsdale or a bridal party in Austin, or a birthday celebration.
We pride ourselves on showcasing our guests the best products with the easiest customer service to save you time, money, and most importantly, frustration.
HOW DID IT BEGIN? We operate a party bus company in Nashville, Tennessee called the Honky Tonk Party Express. Our riders are mainly for bachelorette parties, girls’ weekend trips, or birthday celebrations. As we grew, so did our guest size. Through many conversations, we found most guests couldn’t find everything they wanted from a bachelorette store. Some stores had party supplies, some focused on apparel and some had a small combination of both but no one had all the items you need for a truly great bachelorette party that combined great customer service with fast shipping.
So in March 2022, much to the satisfaction of our guests, we opened our bachelorette store depot we lovingly call “Honky Tonk Party Shop.” We are just getting started but we know we are creating the greatest bachelorette shop online. All our items are custom-made in-house, we love what we do and we can’t wait to show you all the great items to evaluate your next celebration!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Like everything else new, there is a big learning curve. Everything from sourcing the right products to making sure you stay in stock and there are no shipping delays or product shortages, we all have come to experience these days!
Also learning what customers want and how to provide them with the best quality and quickest fulfillment time!
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
The Honky Tonk Party Shop was born after we wanted to enhance our customer’s experience on Honky Tonk Party Express party bus! In trying to make it an all-in-one experience, we started out providing party supplies and a small assortment of apparel to our guests while also having a shop to look through while they wait to board the bus! We started taking orders for customized party supplies and apparel and that is when the party shop took off.
I was the Check-In manager who also dealt with ordering and stocking the merchandise. I began to notice what people were coming in with and also taking requests until the shop grew! Now I am the retail manager. I am responsible for ordering products and also would with a small team in charge of designing the custom apparel and merchandise for our guests!
I am proud of my team and the quality of work that we provide to our guests! We spend a lot of time researching and have fun tweaking different designs! We try to push the boundaries and do what very few are doing if any! Our goal is to provide the best and safest experience for our customers and a time they will never forget!
Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
I am a Nashville Native! The white tiger or unicorn as I have heard. I am embracing the growth of Nashville and what has put Nashville on the map! Being that Nashville is a quick flight, has decent weather, and a fun atmosphere, so there is no doubt why people flock to Nashville! It is easy to fall in love with its charm, I’m just here to accessorize it!
The thing that I like least about Nashville is the rise in crime. As Nashville is growing from its “small-town charm”, so is the crime. The cost of living in Nashville is at an all-time high and this is the price you pay to live in an “it” city!
- Custom Bride Hats: Starting at $150
- Custom Denim Jackets: Starting at $75
- Trucker Hats: Starting at $25
- Cowgirl Hats: $30
- Website: Honkytonkpartyshop.com
- Instagram: @Honkytonkpartyshop
- Facebook: Honkytonkpartyshop
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