What to Expect at Your First Consultation
After some research, asking around, and some more research, you’ve found a professional bridal shop in Gauteng and made an appointment for your first consultation.
There are many bridal shops in Gauteng, but you know that choosing the right bridal shop is an important step in your wedding planning.
You may be a little nervous. After all, you’ve never done this wedding thing before, so it’s all a bit daunting (and exciting too).
Choosing the right boutique in Gauteng was quite a task on its own and now, on your way to your first consultation, you’re wondering what’s in store for you.
Your first consultation should not be a copy and paste of someone else’s experience. If it is, you’re likely in the wrong the hands.
This is what you can expect (and should get) at your first consultation at a professional bridal shop, in Gauteng or elsewhere:
- A friendly reception
Feeling welcome and comfortable from the minute you step through the door sets the tone for your relationship with the boutique and its staff. Pay them the courtesy of being on time for your appointment, so factor in the Gauteng traffic before setting off. Always remember that their time is as valuable as yours, and if you’re late, you will be missing out on the full time allocated for your appointment.
- All eyes on you
Expect the consultant’s undivided attention, and don’t settle for anything less. The consultant should not be distracted by anything else during your appointment. There is nothing more frustrating and off-putting for a bride who may already be nervous and flustered. It is the consultant’s job to put your nerves at ease and give you their full attention.
- 20 questions
Your consultant will want to get to know you and will ask some personal questions. Your body shape, personal style, and wedding theme are all things which will help them to make the right choice of wedding dresses for you to try on. A consultant who shows no interest in who you are and what you like isn’t offering you the best service.
You should be allowed to try on as many dresses as you like during your appointment. You shouldn’t feel rushed or limited to your choices.
Sometimes, that dream dress just doesn’t look as good on you as it did on the celebrity you’re trying to emulate. A good consultant will help you narrow down your choices and should encourage you to try on styles you may not have considered. Quite often, brides end up loving a style or silhouette they never thought would look good on them. Keep an open mind and expect the consultant to guide you to the best choices of silhouette, style, fabric, and accessories.
- Added value
The consultant should tell you about their value-adding services, like in-house alternations and customisations, a dress-cleaning service, and the accessories they stock.
When you walk out the door having found “the one” and had all your questions answered, you’ll know you’re in good hands. These are the hallmarks of a good bridal shop.
Timeless Bridal Couture, situated in Pretoria, Gauteng, is an owner-run, professional bridal shop. We look forward to making your first consultation unforgettable