TUSTIN, CA - “Bridal and Event Lounge launched out in order to bear the burdens of planning a wedding and leaving brides with only the fondest memories of their special day,” says Atrina Mirza, co-owner of the Lounge along with Amit Sakhrani. Going on she adds, “ At the Lounge, we are able to offer brides helpful resources in order to plan their big day from invitations, wedding planning to catering,
In just over two years, we have grown to accommodate over 80 different vendors and venues, and helped bring to life over 200 weddings in the past year alone.
For Atrina, the spark of interest in this segment as she says is her love for wedding planning which began as a hobby within her circle of friends, and grew from there. Fully aware of how stressful the planning process can be, she says it’s there that she and her team come in. Talking to brides she assures,“ We are here to provide package deals for your wedding planning needs and all of your party rentals. While you and your girlfriends search for the perfect dress, I will be negotiating with florists and photographers to provide you the best price and also work to put a package deal together for all your rental needs. While you walk down the aisle at the ceremony, I will manage the decorators at the reception to perfect the last details to your exact taste. All the while, I aim to become your friend—building an honest and respectful relationship that lasts well past the wedding day.”
The Lounge offers exclusive coordinating services and has its own party rental company in house which provides discounted package rates. At the lounge, brides can review portfolios representing the most talented, in-demand, creative and hard to find suppliers: from wedding photographers and bands, to florists and caterers. Suppliers have been invited to display their portfolios at the Lounge based on their style, experience and reputations.
Atrina invites brides-to-be to experience the Lounge and create the wedding of their dreams by browsing through an abundance of fine linens of over 500 different colors and materials, over 20 different sizes of chair covers, chiavari chairs, aisle runners, napkins, ceiling drapes, chargers and accessories and all that’s needed to create a personally styled reception or event.
At the Lounge there is great pride in customizing every wedding package. Whatever the trend may be, starting from the mandap decor to the stage and centerpieces.
Showcasing Southern California’s top wedding professionals, the Lounge is among Southern California’s leading destinations for the style savvy South Asian brides. “We feature the latest trends in couture wedding design and décor, and offer a variety of wedding planning and design concepts for the fashion-forward bride to the traditional one,” she explains.
Giving some very practical tips, Atrina figures that it all starts with having a vision for the special day. She goes on to say,“ do not be afraid to ask for help. Often times, securing the venue is the most crucial, and sometimes daunting, aspect when first getting started. But from there, and with the right help, it can be a piece of cake! Take time to figure out your budget and also your seating chart. Most of all: breathe and take time to enjoy each moment, all the way up to the big day because it goes by quick!”
With a slew of wedding planners around, how is the Lounge staying on top of it all?
“By offering a range of services at competitive prices,” says Atrina. “We make sure the bride can rest assured during the process and know that we are here for her every concern. We also work with our brides to accommodate their budget. You can read about us on our Yelp page and read what brides have to say about us.”
In just over two years the Lounge has got a firm foot in the door. The key reasons for this success and growth figures Atrina, is offering many industry resources at the most competitive prices, along with the rental services. This makes the Lounge a one-stop shop. Regardless of a bride’s budget, the Lounge is able to cater to her needs to make her big day memorable. “I am very particular with details and make sure that everything is taken care of and that everything is right so that my brides do not have to worry. My mission is clear – I am available not only to serve, but to create. Whether they’ve found themselves overwhelmed in a partly-planned wedding, need ideas getting started, or seek a take-charge crew that will make their special day run without a glitch, I have the services to translate their desires into reality,” she adds.
Expansion is definitely on the agenda with an aim to expand the directory of vendors to include the best of the best from the industry so that the Lounge can continue to offer the best selection to brides.“ One of our biggest goals is to help plan up to 250 weddings by next year and keep on growing that number each year,” Atrina adds. At the rate they are going this does not seem like an impossible goal.
Bridal and Event Lounge is located at 13011 Newport Ave #112, Tustin, CA 92780 Phone:714-544-PLAN ( 7526 ) or visit www.BridalandEventLounge.com