(Closed) Lines…by your consultant?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Well the consultants at the bridal salon I ended up purchasing from were all super nice and very complimentary when I tried on the dresses — a lot of "Wow, you look amazing!" kind of comments. And to be honest, I didn’t mind ;), it was a good boost of confidence since I usually have a really hard time finding things that look good on me. But I wouldn’t say their comments pushed me into the buying…like you said, the dress (if it’s the right one) sells itself!

Post # 4
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I was lucky that I had a no pressure sales person at the place I ultimately bought the dress.  And, when I was trying to decide between two, she said she liked the one that was quite a bit less than the other!

Post # 5
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception

The ladies who worked at the bridal salon where I bought my dress were wonderful! They were honest when a dress didn’t look great on me, and they really didn’t pressure me to buy. I had a wonderful experience there!

Post # 6
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I never felt a lot of pressure, but I did feel like they were telling me I looked good even when I didn’t. I thought like maybe that was to boost me up so I’d want to buy something, but I can’t blame them for showering me with complements.

Post # 7
3332 posts
Sugar bee

One of the salons I visited was all about trying to con me into purchasing a dress.  They were like used car salespeople!  I could tell which dresses were the most expensive because those were the ones that they kept gushing about.  I had one dress on that I (and my mom) absolutely hated, but they kept telling me how amazing it looked and putting accessories on me to try to convince me.  The dumb thing was that it was totally unflattering, so I knew they were just trying to close the sale.  They kept going on and on about how it was my one day to "be a princess" and how I "deserved" an expensive dress.  

The consultant from whom I ended up purchasing my dress was honest with me, which I appreciated.  Some dresses looked good and some didn’t–and she didn’t lie to me.  She actually pulled The Dress for me and it was something I never would have picked out myself.

Post # 8
142 posts
Blushing bee

Wow, I never had an experience with a pushy saleswoman, at any of the 3 places I shopped at. And at the last one, where I actually found ‘the one’, when I started to get emotional and tear up while wearing the dress, so did she!

Post # 9
484 posts
Helper bee

One weird comment from a bridal consultant was, "Oh I just tried to call you to see if you were really going to come. I wanted to go out for lunch" I showed up for my appointment 5 minutes early! It was really weird like she would have rather I left and she didn’t even attempt to make a sale. I did not buy my dress there!

Post # 10
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I didn’t hear anything like that, but if I did, I’d be hesitant to work with that particularly shop/consultant. To me, if her concern is with selling you and not with helping you find the best dress for yourself/make the choice comfortably, then she won’t have your best interests at heart in other regards either. This could turn into unneccessary or overpriced alterations and upselling you on your veil, shoes, or jewelry to something that you don’t want/feel good in.

Did you buy the dress from her? 

Post # 11
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

I would hope you shopped around for the man. I mean as far as making sure he was the one, etc… what a weird comment. My only somewhat similar experience was when the consultant kept telling my friend and I that these very expensive dresses were half-off but we should hurry because there was only one left. Even though at half off, they were still far over our stated budgets. And the one she was trying to sell to me didn’t even look that good on me.

I’m sure it WAS the last one, or whatever, but it just felt like she was trying to sell me on a used car or something. "Hurry up because this beauty won’t be around forever!"

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