- Mrs. Zebra
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore
I dream about wedding dresses the way most people dream about their wedding days. I know I’m not alone in this! I went to school for Fashion Design because I wanted to design wedding gowns. Needless to say, its my most important decision. I also know what style I’m looking for and can explain it correctly. I think I found the perfect dress two years before my wedding in February. I am still in love with it but do not want to jump too quickly (mostly because this is my favorite part!) So I continue to schedule appointments with dress shops. So here is my dilemna, or more accurately, annoyance.
I call a local bridal shop to schedule an appointment. They are supposed to be one of the best in the area. Frankly, I wasn’t expecting much because they were rude to my SIL during her appointment. I thought that maybe the consultant was just having a bad day… While scheduling the appointment she asked when my wedding date was. I told her March 2011 (roughly a year and a half away) she says, quite brash, “are you sure you want to look at dresses right now?” I told her yes I would like to.
Once I get to the shop, she begins to fill out a sheet of paper, asking detailed questions about my wedding (like how many bridesmaids I will have.) Then she gets to the question of when my wedding will be. When I tell her she asks me “are you sure you want to look for dresses NOW?” Now, this bridal shop isn’t too far from my home, however, i still made the appointment and the drive only to be asked if I really wanted to be at my appointment.
So, advice time ladies……..
Would you still shop at this bridal saloon or would you be as offended as I was to be asked this question twice? My wedding dress will be the most expensive piece of clothing I will ever wear and it will only be once. I expect a professional attitude from all employees and frankly a little a** kissing. I understand nearly every woman will buy a dress but it doesn’t lessen the fact that you are paying a lot of money for it. Shouldn’t the boutique want my business regardless of when I choose to spend the money? And furthermore, is the questionnaire presumptive? Shopping is just that, and just because I walk through the door does not mean a file needs to be started.
I would def like to hear perspective from anyone who works in the shops too. 🙂
Hey, I told you I was borderline obsessive about the dress 🙂 Sorry for the long post!