This has been a year of wonderful new experiences. We, in the Lu Raquel family, wanted to say thank you for everything you have done. Whether it's liking our photos or even just taking the time to read a post we have made for you.
We want to take this chance to say thank you. Thank you for all of the support and love that we have gotten this year. Everything we have, would not be possible without all of your help. Without inspiration from everyone and all of our staff we would not have our Spring 2016 collection. Without the help of our amazing partners, we would not have the flourishing business you see today!
Christmas is a time of love, compassion, and giving. For us we have put all of our love into our Spring 2016 collection. Without everyone's support, we would not have our gorgeous Spring 2016 collection. We would not have such a wonderfully supportive and productive environment for everyone in the Lu Raquel family. So, Thank You partners, employees, fans, brides, etc. We at the Lu Raquel family are just so happy to spend this wonderful time of year with each other and with you. Let us know any special plans that you have for Christmas, share with us on this day of family and friends what you did this holiday season. Thank You and Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Life Behind Design
Running a business can be tough. There are a lot of things that go into making your business successful.
At Lu Raquel, we have a lot going on behind the scenes to ensure that we remain a leader in innovation and a front runner in the bridal industry. We make it our goal to surpass the expectations of our partners and go above and beyond to do what no other designer can or will do
We work long days and accomplish a lot for a relatively small team. Each day we balance fun with hard work to ensure that our company keeps the ball rolling.
Starting off the business day with some fun can help everyone start things off on a good note.
We find it useful to start off our day each morning with a game or activity that the whole office participates in to boost morale and get everybody moving. This gets every member of the team involved and wakes them up. After the game, we all break for the morning and get to work.
Time management is something that can be crucial to success. Managing your time efficiently will help boost productivity; which is critical.
After we work hard on our tasks, at midday we reconvene to go over what we have accomplished and intend to accomplish by the end of the day. This forces everybody to manage their time well and be held accountable.
Itemizing tasks is important for any business to make sure you are on top of everything.
During the day we make sure we are on top of the following: following-up with and providing support for our partners, talking to potential partners, holding design meetings, posting social media, maintaining our website, reviewing account statuses to make sure all our orders are being produced efficiently and on time, rendering new gowns, performing quality control procedures, sending out partner status updates and updating our blog among other things.
Communication is critical to the success of any business.
At Lu Raquel, we love to stay in touch with our partners and possible partners. We are dedicated to your success just as much as we are to our own! We allocate time for our partners to connect with our account concierge to seamlessly bridge the gap between them and our design team.
Morale is an important ingredient for any businesses success. Without morale productivity takes a dive, things don’t run as efficiently and the business as a whole suffers.
Each day we randomly designate a MOH, or “Morale-OfficHere”, who is in charge of creating a second activity for the day during this time. The MOH is in charge of keeping morale high throughout the day and making sure that we shove away any negative thoughts and are happily productive.
We hope these pointers have been helpful to you and have hopefully given you some ideas for your business. We wish you all the success in the world and hope your business is as happy and productive as possible.
Friday, December 11, 2015
The Culture of Couture
These days, fashion is innovative and our team here at Lu Raquel has made it our promise to deliver to those expectations. Something we like to pride ourselves on is that we can customize any dress that we have to fit your bride’s personal style.
We allow all of our partners to apply a multitude of customizations that they see fit to make any gown unique. An expert stylist can help you to create the perfect blend of customizations for a unique, one-of-a-kind gown based on in-store samples. This is what sets us apart! Here are some renderings of customizations we have done in the past:
Customizations + Your Bride’s Style = Stylizations
A number of stylizations are applicable in the bridal world. With Lu Raquel, we give you the chance to create the experience of a lifetime by making any customization you want. These changes can apply anywhere.
· Top & Bottom
Any gown should be as unique as your bride. Our in house design team will help your bride design and create the dress of their dreams.
Here are some renderings so you know what our team is capable of.
With Lu Raquel, it is your bride’s dream, our passion and your bride’s dress together that allow us to make her special day that much more special!
Friday, December 4, 2015
News Update!EvelynnSo we have had a lot of things going on this month. First up we have photographed Evelynn and
Skyla. Evelynn is a classic, soft lace fit n’flare with a scalloped, illusion lace neckline that falls into off-the-shoulder cap sleeves. Her back features a unique triangle keyhole with decorative buttons.
Skyla is an effortless sheath gown, featuring a finely-pleated, silk chiffon bodice, and peek-a-boo keyhole front. The slit keyhole back ends at the natural waist, which sparkles with elegant beadwork.
Also, it has been awhile since we brought up the BLP
program! If you are wanting a custom couture gown for a more
reasonable price, here are the steps you need to take:
1. Find a Lu Raquel dress retailer. -Go to this link to find a retailer in your area! http://luraquel.com/authorized-retailers 2. Call the retailer to make an appointment. - Make sure to call them and set up an appointment and be
sure to let them know that you found them on Lu Raquel's
website. 3. Create a pinterest board! -Make sure to come prepared for your appointment with an
idea of the kind of gowns that you like. But don't be closed-minded about trying something different. Your consultant
will be able to look at all of the gowns that you like and help pick gowns out that might look amazingon you and fit with the theme of your board too. 4. Try everything on! - Make sure to try on lot's of different gowns so that you know what types, features and
characteristics look the best on you. 5. Make a decision! -Make a choice on what you want your gown to look like. Take pictures of the gowns and features
that looked the best on you. Give them to your consultant so they can fill out the BLP form for you!
Your consultant will go into more detail about the rest of the process after you have submitted your
gown design. Your consultant will be the most knowledgeable about the BLP process, so make sure to ask any questions that you might have.
We would love to help you design your perfect gown!