When we opened our second shop – The Warwickshire Bridal Gown Outlet (http://bridalgownoutlet.co.uk/) we obviously needed more staff. Louise has been working with us for six weeks now, and here she shares a little insight into her new job…..
Life event update: Started working at Warwickshire Bridal Gown Outlet – Bridal consultant
Sweetheart, illusion necklines, asymmetrical, fishtail, princess, taffeta, satin, silk, tulle – just some of the terms I have learnt in the last six weeks a s a brand-new, box-fresh bridal consultant.
Six months ago I was a marketing manager working for a big IT communications company, took redundancy and now I’m here working for the Warwickshire Bridal Gown Outlet – a dream job! Not only for me but for my two girls, Ellie (5) and Matilda (2), they love visiting Mummy to see the beautiful dresses. They are not the only ones; since we opened six weeks ago our brides have remarked how lovely our boutique in Brinklow is, offering 5 star friendly and knowledgeable customer service in a very chic setting. We look after the brides, their family, friends and bridesmaids and give them the memorable experience of finding their wedding dress.
Most girls come in knowing exactly what they want to wear – and most leave with something completely different. More often than not, it will be something we’ve picked off the rail for them to try. I’ve had to learn all about which styles will suit which body shapes, about enhancing certain body parts and disguising others! It is a fantastic feeling to be able to find a dress for a bride that she might not necessarily consider and it’s this dress that looks amazing and she feels fantastic. This is the dress she will wear on her wedding day, we really do care that you find the dress that you feel comfortable and confident in. I go to work with a smile and come home still smiling having met some wonderful brides. It really is a privilege to be involved in a bride’s wedding journey and I love to hear our brides stories of how their fiancé proposed, or how their longed-for little boy will be a page boy.
And I am learning so much about the bridal industry; that bridal has a completely different sizing system to the high street and who knew that if you are ordering your dress and getting married in March, April or May you need to allow extra time for your dress to be made due to production demand with the designers – so start early!
At the beginning of October (2-4), we’ll be at the National Wedding Show at the NEC, another new experience for me. I’ve been advised to wear comfortable shoes as it is a very long, busy day but I’m really looking forward to meeting more brides and helping them find their wedding dress for their special day. If you’d like to win tickets to the National Wedding Show at the NEC visit the Warwickshire Bridal Gown Outlet facebook page for more details.