I'm sure you all know by now how much I love my job. But there is one part in particular that has been incredibly rewarding- it's working with brides. I know you are probably saying, "duh, that is exactly what I'd expect she's say", but just hang on for a minute as it's probably not as simple as you think either!
When I began this adventure I thought about all of the things/ideas that I could teach our Blush Brides. What is didn't realize is that these same brides are also teaching me new things/ideas everyday as well. Talk about a fulfilling relationship!
Here are a few things I have learned along the way:
*Most brides are terrified to begin bridal gown shopping. Let's face it, it can be intimidating to think about finding the most important dress you'll ever wear right?! Anxious, scared, intimidated brides have been my very favorite to work with over the years. I can literally feel their happiness when they know they look amazing in their bridal gown. You can just see their confidence grow!
*The shopping "experience" is really important. Our everyday lives are blessed with all kind of conveniences. All types of shopping, including groceries in my case can be ordered and delivered through online services. Blush Brides do appreciate the traditional bridal gown shopping experience with their friends and family. When a bride finds her gown at Blush it is not only exciting, but a fantastic memory of wedding planning that she shares with her loved ones.
*Relationships can be really difficult sometimes. Mother/daughter, sisters, mother in laws all have a significance is your special day and there are often relationship dynamics that have to be addressed during the shopping process. It is probably beneficial that I was a teacher in my previous life so I can navigate these waters to open communication.
*We don't have bridezillas. Nope. Not one. I get asked this all of the time and we really don't. Our life as stylists is not at all like the reality tv shows; admittedly I like it that way! I believe that during your first appointment with Blush, we really work to build a trusting relationship and rapport with our clients. Our brides feel that they can contact us at anytime and we are right here to help. After all your first appointment at Blush will begin a relationship that will last for the better part of a year and beyond!
What have you learned from your experience? We'd love to hear from you!