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

Have Fun (and an Open Mind) When Looking for “The One”

Getting a dress can be overwhelming. So many choices, so little time. Such pressure.

Whoa. . . chill, will ya?

First, “Each bride should come in relaxed and ready to have a good time,” says Jeffers. She’s absolutely right. This is supposed to be fun, ladies, so don’t lose sight of that.

Secondly, Jeffers recommends checking out the store’s Web site for style inspiration. “This will give the consultant an idea of what to put together for the bride-to-be’s visit. Also, keep an open mind.” She explained that the consultant may have suggestions that, while they may not be what the bride would typically gravitate towards, could actually become an “a-ha!” style moment. Who knows? It might become THE one.

Right again. I can’t tell you how many times friends have urged me to break out of my solid-color shell when I’m in the department store. When I try on a pattern, wow, I end up loving it. So trust your salesperson. Fresh advice can go a long way.

Finally, brides should not continue shopping after they’ve found “the one” (um, metaphorically AND literally, ladies). Jeffers says prolonging the search can be confusing, filling the bride’s mind with doubt. Bottom line? Follow your heart. She suggests purchasing your gown if you’ve found the one of your dreams, because it might not be there tomorrow.

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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.

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