By the way, I'm trying to be nice by not saying who complained. I'm avoiding drama.
Me: Sure, if you're telling on yourself anyway, go right ahead.
Isis: Thank you.
Me: You didn't?
Isis: No, I didn't complain. I simply asked a few times...
Me: Several times.
Isis: Okay. Several times I asked about my wedding. I was hoping for a summer wedding. I see that won't happen, which is fine. Fall could work just fine. But I simply asked about moving forward with wedding plans so that I can marry the man I love.
Me: I know you want to get married and I'm sure it will be beautiful. You know about the baby store and Avery is having a shower and, well, I just have so many details to get right.
Me: I get it.
Isis: I don't mean to sound ungrateful and I don't mean to complain. I have just meant to get a status, that's all.
Me: Fair enough. Can we get to the reason I'm posting today, please? Then I can use more of my time to get things moving. Is that okay?
Isis: Yes, of course. And please know that I do appreciate you. I truly do.
Me: Yes, I know and I appreciate your appreciating me. Okay then. On with the story.
It is Sunday morning and Isis Knight has a scheduled appointment at Dani's Bridal Salon. Her appointment is with Bailey. Although the salon is by appointment only on Sundays, Dani is assisting Bailey for two reasons. There is never only one employee working at the salon and she wants to help Bailey with her sales and customer service skills. While Bailey is always pleasant and helpful, she still needs to learn more about closing the deal and helping brides select something which will work for them and their wedding party.
Sabine: Honey, you may never find the perfect dress, but you should find something as close to what you'd like, that looks good and fits the budget.
Isis: I guess. I just want to look special.
Daiyu: You'll look great in anything you choose.
Daiyu: That's a good idea. Maybe more will help. What do you think, Jayna?
Jayna: I don't know. There are so many choices. They are some pretty gowns. Maybe something else will strike her as the one. Maybe she just hasn't seen it yet.
Bailey: Okay. I'll do that. I think I've heard Felice ask lots of questions. I always thought she was just curious.
Dani (laughing): Maybe she is, but mostly she is helping the customer to clearly communicate and zero in on what they want so she doesn't run around like a chicken with her head cut off.
Bailey: Okay. Got it.
Isis: Yes and you can call me Isis. My mom is Ms. Knight.
Sabine (frowning at Isis): Thank you?
Bailey (smiling and holding back a laugh): Yes, I will call you Isis. So let's talk about what's important about your gown.
Dani: I don't mean to interrupt, but let's go step by step with Bailey asking specific questions and your answering them. That way I can take notes. Bailey, can you start with the basics on color and go on from there?
Bailey asks a series of questions about color, ruffles, lace, trains, dress length and adornments to get a better picture of what Isis wants in her gown. Dani takes notes and they finish discussing Isis' dress preferences.
Isis: Okay good. Thank you. So what's next, more photos?
Bailey: I can find photos for you to look at, it will take me a few minutes.
Dani (mouths to Bailey and nods her head toward the fitting room): Try on dresses.
Bailey: Umm. While I am searching for gowns, I think it would be a good idea to try on dresses. You can start to see how you will look in certain styles. Sometimes what you think you won't like, you love and vice versa. Besides, it's fun to try on wedding gowns.
Daiyu: Yes, I agree. Let's get to the fun part of seeing you gowns.
Isis tries on a few dresses. Here are some photos of her.
Isis apparently has a vision of a gown she'd like to wear. Darned if I know what it is. She's all over the place. We'll get to see it during her wedding. Isis is back to planning her wedding and soon she will be taking those nuptials. Isis, are you happy now?
Isis: Yes, I am very happy and I'm looking forward to walking down that aisle very soon. I hope...please. Thank you so much.
Me: I got it. I got it.
Well back to work for me. Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye