You’re Invited to join our Bride’s Studio

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We are opening the first Bride’s Studio on the Northshore!  Our Bridal Studio is a place for brides-to-be to come and browse through wedding vendor’s information such as albums, portfolios, products, video, sound clips, etc., have tastings, take in a etiquette or a specialty class and meet with their potential vendors {you!} brides NEED A more organized system of how they can view each vendor products without endless hours on the internet. I decided the best way to do this was to display the vendors’ products/portfolios/etc.

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This is the Studio before renovations! We wanted to provide bride’s with a place where they can feel comfortable without all the pressure to sign and also have a little fun searching for their potential vendors. That’s where you guys {vendors} come in. We want to have a select few of vendors in our studio…..we don’t want to become like those sites where there’s 50+ vendors to choose from. We have 15 vendors to a category.  You will have the opportunity to set your section up any way you like. We want our vendors to have complete control over the way Bride’s view their information. In addition to your business bio, we plan to host a bi-monthly meet and greet with our vendors and brides. We want to keep you guys in the forefront; we want to honor our vendors who work so hard to make dreams come true every weekend, even some weekdays.

Request your application today, by emailing us at info@lwsbridestudio.com or give us a call at 985.956.7372……applications are $15 to process and if your company is chosen your first months dues are $50. Hope to hear from you guys real soon!

Nikki

How much Design can $5,000 get you?

Designing your wedding is hands down the best part in the planning process. Okay, maybe I’m a little biased but it’s so true!

We get tons of requests from brides wanting design services with all the bells and whistles; they are really shocked at the sticker price. Styling an event with can easily cost $5,000 on the low end and $25,000+ on the high end, most designer’s fees range from $2,500 to $9,000+ so you know design costs.

I always suggest that brides on a restricted budget opt for Candle décor, beautiful elegance at an affordable price. Candle Décor can also cut down on how many florals you’ll need, cutting costs and still creating a beautiful event.

Here’s what you can get on a $5,000 Design budget

Rentals: Depending on your needs, and what your venue has to offer….the amount of rentals needed, will be reduced. Most Reception venues carry tables and chairs but if you’re wanting Chavari chairs they can run you anywhere from $650-$700 for 150  chairs. Other rentals could include lounge furniture, up lighting, props etc. Expect to spend at least $1,500 on rentals.

Linen: Specialty Linen can cost around $24-$30 per linen. Projected expense for 15 tables plus cake table, gift table etc. expect to spend around $500 on Linen

Flowers: Flowers go hand and hand with design so this can be included in your design budget.  Based on 15 tables and the flower choices $1,500 should cover your flowers.

Designer: Storybook, Design Concept, 2 meetings, unlimited emails, Set-up/Teardown, assistants $1,500 {based on 318 Designs styling fee for 15 hours of service}

Visit our Library

Louisiana Wedding Style is an online Library for Wedding/Event Professionals serving Louisiana. Photographers & Event Designers can show off their work. Brides can plan their Louisiana Wedding right from this blog! 3 month ad on Louisiana Wedding Style $125 email us today before spaces fill up! media@318design.com…See you over there.

Bestest Girl~Friend Gift’s Ever!

The Holidays are coming up and it’s time to give & receive gifts. Since we are so over getting crappy gifts and pretending to like them. I found a solution to that…..Sugarluxe, I love…love Chandra’s style, she gives you an every woman feeling. Each and every lady deserves one of these beauties. If you’re like me, you’ll find one that fits you to a T!

 

This is one of my favoritesHow hot is this belt buckle?

Guess which one I have?

This One?

or

I am a Rock Star!!!!

Lounge Pieces for your next event

I believe every event should have an lounge area….. it’s so chic and guests enjoy having the freedom to roam and still be apart of the celebration. I love these pieces and with a few well placed accessories this can easily be turned into the VIP section!