Three times I’ve hated my job. 😭

Sara Cummins Photography

It’s easy to go on and on and on about how much fun Bridal is and how I just have the best job ever — which like, I do, it’s amazing, but it’s not all smiles all the time. ⠀ ⠀ Here are 3 times when my job has left me feeling pretty frustrated. ⠀ ⠀ 1. When people talk AT me. ⠀ ⠀ Or even better, when they make very elusive, passive aggressive comments, or just order me around the whole time. ⠀ ⠀ I am not a servant, and I am not the help. ⠀ ⠀ I am a trained professional who has dedicated her time and efforts to becoming a stylist with the best knowledge and advice to help a bride find her dream dress.⠀ ⠀ If you have a question, just ask me. If you have a request or concern or thought, tell me. Just speak to me like you’re speaking to a professional who’s on your side. ⠀ ⠀ 2. When other people push their choices on the bride. ⠀ ⠀ The ONLY opinion that matters is THE BRIDE’S. Not mom’s, not maid of honor’s, not sister’s, not fiancé’s, not grandma’s — just the woman who actually has to wear this dress in front of every single person she knows. ⠀ ⠀ I have seen so many sweet girls end up with a gown they don’t want because they got pressured into it and it’s the most frustrating thing in the world. ⠀ ⠀ 3. When people treat my job like it’s a joke. ⠀ ⠀ Hey, guess what, my job is exhausting, and takes a lot of effort and energy and time. It’s a meticulous, step by step process for me. ⠀ ⠀ When a bride walks through the door I am immediately thinking about what style she likes or could like, I am sorting the inventory in my head, I’m thinking about her timeline and ordering and how to make her feel less stressed about the process.⠀ ⠀ Then it’s two hours of putting in hard work to figure out what is the best possible fit for this woman. Combating objections, answering every question possible, explaining everything in detail, all while trying to give an entertaining and comfortable experience. ⠀ ⠀ It is NOT a joke! ⠀ ⠀ Whew, sorry guys, I needed to get that off my chest. Sometimes life and jobs aren’t always glamours and perfect and that’s OK! ⠀ ⠀ If you need to blow off some steam, please feel free to comment below. #FBL