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

To Veil or not to Veil?

Kate Middleton, Credit: Bridal Wedding Hairstyles

Just like gown styles change through time (right now, Jeffers says the sweetheart neckline is the most popular trend), so do veil preferences.

“When I started working at David’s Bridal 10 years ago, every bride I worked with asked for a full headdress including a veil, blusher and tiara,” Jeffers explained. “At that time, this is what all the major magazines were dressing their models in. It was very popular.”

“Today, some of my brides are unsure about the traditional veil. But once I explain the meaning of the veil and that it’s not just something an older relative wore when she got married, brides started warming up to the idea.”

It also helps that Crystal doesn’t just talk the talk. She gets into it.

“I start by putting veils on for fun. I romance the veil so that she can see the whole picture,” she says.

“It really gets the brides involved.”

Not before long, requests for Russian tulle blushers or colored hair clips are flowing in.

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  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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