Today we’d like to introduce you to Lakshmy Mehra.
Hi Lakshmy, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
It was an uncertain time when I lost my job as a college student during the COVID-19 Pandemic because I was living on my own and needed finances to pay my bills. Thankfully I had my parents to fall back on so I moved back home where I thought of the idea to start making masks with customizations. I have always been creative since I was a child, always doing arts & crafts when I had free time. I realized sky’s the limit so I started to trial new products and post them on my social media to see how followers would react. Gradually my products started to get popular on social media and through collaborations with influencers, my company started to pick up traction. But I always was looking for new ideas until one day my friend asked me to decorate her wedding and make her custom wedding decorations. I really enjoyed making items for her wedding and decided to post them on my social media for fun, and woke up the next day to over 20 messages asking if I can make custom wedding items and that’s how I got my foot into the wedding business. And now, my business runs from NorCal to SoCal & beyond, and I could have not done it without the support of my family, friends and the support from social media.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has definitely not been a smooth road but I was blessed to be able to trial many of my current products at my close friend’s wedding during the pandemic. I had no prior experience in the wedding industry so navigation during the beginning stages were harder. Slowly as I gained more experience, made connections with other wedding vendors, I was able to learn ways to reach my target population and communicate with them efficiently.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Luxegoddesscrafts offers custom event/wedding signs & crafts, which can be shipped within the US and Canada. We also have a sister company @lifeofthepartyeventrentals where we offer event rentals for your party needs within California. Luxegoddesscrafts specializes in custom event/welcome signage & crafts that you’d like for your event. I am known for my Wedding welcome signs catered to the south Asian community but we make items for everyone. I am most proud of how much I’ve accomplished in a short amount of time from not knowing anything about the wedding industry to becoming one of the most well-known wedding vendors. What sets me apart from others is my products are customized for each client’s needs, there are no two items alike.
What was your favorite childhood memory?
My favorite childhood memory would have to be going to Color Me Mine. My whole family would go and paint together and I believe the expression of creative freedom helped me to nurture my creativity that has increased into the business I have today. To this day it is still an enjoyable experience and when I paint my wedding signs, it still feels like I am doing a simple art project with full enjoyment.
- Website: https://linktr.ee/luxegoddesscrafts
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luxegoddesscrafts
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luxegoddesscrafts
- Other: https://www.tiktok.com/@luxegoddesscrafts?_t=8VRLTgF9h9i&_r=1
Photography of me is by @Raniframes & product photography by me