I never thought I would be the one to help someone say “yes” to the dress.
I too was one of the girls who watched reruns of ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ on TLC. The famous reality show set my expectations of coming into the position, and I can wholeheartedly say that being a part of the Angharad bridal team exceeded all my expectations.
As a fashion management student, I was learning about various retail sectors but received first-hand experience of how this came to light in the workplace. From steaming dresses, creating social media content, handing orders and booking appointments, there is a lot more work behind the scenes than meets the naked eye.
With several brides coming through the door each week, it is so important to get to know one another, so that they feel at ease in an unknown and sometimes overwhelming situation. There is a lot to learn within the bridal industry, from different designers, types of fabric, colours and lace.
However learning more about the industry allows you to build a relationship with the bride, alongside learning all about their wedding plans, which I love to hear!
I’ve been lucky enough to be taken to a few events and exhibitions in my short time within the industry. My first was Bridal Fashion Week in Harrogate, where I met designers such as Caroline Castigliano and Marina of Paul Zeni. Seeing the new collections before anyone else meant reviewing trends of the season, which silhouettes are being favoured and if there had been any recurring elements of previous seasons. I’ve shared laughs, tears and tribulations with brides, and I hope to continue to be a part of these moments for as long as I can.