A Day in the Life: A David’s Bridal Wedding Consultant

 

Does this Dress make my Butt Look Big?

Wedding Dress Fitting, Credit: Jupiter Images/RF

Uh-oh.

And we thought the men in our lives were the only ones plagued with this dead-end question. Well, wedding consultants often have similar moments where they watch the bride-to-be strut her giddy self in something, shall we say, hoochie-mamma snug ill-fitting.

Awwwkwaaaard.

How does an associate say, “Sweetie, it’s sooo not working for you” without, well, saying it? As a customer, I’ve often wondered about this, having observed plenty of ladies emerge from a department store fitting room like they’re all that (yeah, in another universe, maybe). So, how does a wedding consultant deal?

“First, I look at the bride’s expression as well as the expressions of her friends and family,” says Jeffers. “Then I start to narrow the options by asking what she likes and dislikes about this particular gown. I would never be negative to a bride during one of the most important moments of her life. I’d assure her that we have her special gown that she’ll fall in love with.”

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Comments

  1. Draft Horse Design says

    Great article! As a Invitation designer I usually deal only with the Bride as well and have to deal with the full range of emotions and stress that she usually feels forced to carry around. Your advice to relax and come into it with an open mind is the most important. Convincing the Bride to be open to suggestions and try new things can be difficult when she has been planning this day since she was … oh; about nine yrs. old. I often forget there are others in the industry facing the same facets of this. Thanks :)

  2. PINKY4321 says

    I’m shocked that you would see David’s bridal as a go to source on wedding information. They have a terrible reputation I work in a destination wedding town. All I hear everyday is bad things about Davids. They are known to bait and switch, the 99 dollar dress sales have no selection and few sizes. They nickel and dime the brides to death. The bride has to PAY for the dress to be steamed and has to PAY for a bag to put the dress in . The tuxedos from the place next door is owned by Davids , do if you pick the bridesmaids dresses or vest  etc…the strange colors they will not be able to be matched by out of town guests …..Be very wary the cheap dress, after all is said and done will cost you as much or more as a traditional bridal store ……shop around.

  3. zeinab says

    A bride to be showed me one of the ugliest satin ruched dresses from Davids bridal. Bride to be said it was unique and it was. It had a fitted silouette and a trumpet bottom. It shaped her like a fish and it didnt help that she was preggers. IF she only asked her entourage if they would wear that dress for their wedding day she may have actually had an opportunity to select the perfect dress. Better luck next marriage eh

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