Post # 1
So at my job things have gotten very slow and I’m basically working 25-30 hrs a week. So I thought I would get a second job. Since I love anything related to the bridal industry and I would eventually like to be a wedding planner. I thought I would try to get something in that field. I went into Alfred Angelo and applied and got the job! I start tomorrow. I dont have any experience in working at job that is mostly commisioned based and I want to do good for the company and the brides/bridesmaids/mob etc. Any advice on what you look for in a salesperson? I really want to be able to put my clients at ease. Not to just make a sale but help them with their journey and have it be a great experience for the both us! Also can I just say I think it will be so awesome dressing up brides in beautiful gowns all day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks in advance.
Post # 3
Congrats on your new job! I don’t have anything specific really but not being pushy and truly being helpful should really set you apart!
Post # 4
My AA girl was awesome, she asked all about the wedding, acted genuinely interested, told me a little about herself, helped me in and out of countless lace up dresses and didn’t complain at all or make me feel like I was a PIA for wanting to try 1 dress on 3 times LOL.
Post # 5
Congrats on your new job! I’m sure you will do great 🙂
For me, it is someone who will listen to what I have to say and respect that (i.e. styles, price point). I appreciate when the consultant picks a few things that might suit me, but does not push them on me if I am really not feeling it. I also loved hearing about the process and how everything works at the salon – in terms of the required deposit and expected delivery time, how alterations will work and a relative price so I have an idea what to expect, that kind of stuff. Be helpful and friendly, but also don’t let people walk all over you!
Post # 6
Thanks all for the advice! I’m so excited to work there. I am no where near getting married. Don’t even have a SO, but I love weddings so much. I think this is a good way to channel it (that and reading weddingbee hehe). When I went into apply no one was there but on my second interview there was a bride on a pedestal wearing a dress and I think I giggled with delight.
@dance I never thought of that. I will be sure to pay attention when they tell me about the process and how long things will take. Thanks!
Post # 7
@Meggonefishing: Congratulations, this is great!
For me, i always appreciate honesty! I do not need a sales person who tells me that i look good in a dress that i obviously do not like. I want to hear pros and cons, and if a style is definately not flattering, i want to know that too. But this a thing you should be careful with, it requires much empathy because not everyone is interested in hearing honest opinions 😉
One of the many things i missed when i went dress shopping was being offered accessories. I don’t want to ask for it, i would have appreciated if the sales person came up with her own ideas what kind of veil or jewelry would look good with the dress.
I was also very disappointed that i did not feel very welcome (in more than just one salon!). I always had the vision of a happy bride going to a salon and being treated like a princess :)) Of course i did not expect to get champagne and a red carpet, lol, but a bit ( or better a lot) more joy and emotion for me and my wedding was something i was hoping for but didn’t get. Instead i felt unwanted and almost like an annoying disturber, and back home i cried like a baby because i felt so miserable