After a week of dress shopping a girl could learn a few things about herself. Here are a few of those things:
Price points -- Be careful what you tell your consultant. Ask to see a range. I noticed that the consultants in the high end salons would pull dresses at the very top of my budget. Example: If I said my budget was $300 they'd pull something for $299. (This was just an example. Don't get excited.)
Bridal Salons -- The places I preferred were those where we could look around and pull our own dresses versus places where consultants pulled dresses from some invisible vault. (This is probably because I'm a control freak.)
Consultants -- My experience was more enjoyable when it felt like a collaboration. It also helps if you click with the person and they actually seem excited to help you find a dress. A good consultant will have you feeling that it's about getting you what you want and not just making a sale.
Bring a pair of heels. I didn't bring a fancy pair just one with the heel height I would probably wear. If you forget, most salons have shoes that you can use when you try on the dresses.
Some consultants were intimidated by the rating sheets. Totally weirded out actually. The consultant didn't write anything down for us because we were "taking notes". Another reason I won't be going back to them. Whatever!!
It's true. I can't deny it. I like being fawned over. Ummm...loved it!
I had a really good time. I didn't set up an expectation of finding "THE DRESS" so there was no pressure. My fam enjoyed themselves as well which was a bonus. Good 'ole family fun.