Monday, January 26, 2009
Posted by Brittani at 4:30 PM
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I have been a little slow with blogging lately, why you ask? Well...it is what we in the Bridal Industry call, Bridal Christmas. What is Bridal Christmas? Well due to the lack of originality by most men (and I in no way mean to offend anyone!) there is a large amount of proposing that goes on during Christmas and New Year's Eve and then just 6 weeks later on Valentines Day. Most brides want to get married in the spring but don't want to wait a year and a half to do it. Therefor, causing a tremendous surge in buying for approximately 3 mo. (January, February and March.) We do about 50% of our business for the year during these three months. It is similar to the Christmas Rush after Thanksgiving. Which is where the term Bridal Christmas comes from.
If anyone has actually been in a David's Bridal, especially on a weekend, during any of these months you can understand. On an average Saturday our size store will register about 30 new brides. This number does not include any previous brides that have been in before. It also does not include people there to buy flower girls, bridesmaids, mother of the bride or prom. I can also assure you that no one comes alone. So for each person trying on there is at least one other person with them, but more than likely there is actually 3-6 people with each of them (sometimes more) If I am painting a clear picture, you can see this is a heck of alot of people to help. This is alot of women, alot of emotions and alot of hormones.
Even though I work in alterations, It is no less hectic. We do fittings about every thirty minutes, it takes a minimum of three seamstress to get through all this. All those people I mentioned earlier (that are trying on) I am answering all their questions, helping size them properly, and trying to explain why the size 18 girl can't wear a sz 2.
I know no one will want to admit it but, every bride has those irrational fears and a few bridezilla moments (again, no offense!) which I am sure she will tell you were created by someone else just not doing there job properly. Getting married is very stressful I will give you that, but try planning 150 at one time. We are doing our very best and trying to do it with a smile on our face, while we get yelled at for the 5th time that day. So, if you are a bride please try to be a little patient were are just trying to please everyone and today is not your day and tomorrow doesn't look good either. (HA! Just kidding, I wish I could say that)
I have come to realize that the engagement ring cuts off circulation to the brain, but the pressure is later relieved by the wedding ring. Therefore, making her normal again.
Think of me over the next few months, maybe say a few prayers, I need it...or just wake me when its over!
*disclaimer* I do in fact really like my job, it just gets a little intense during this time!
Posted by Brittani at 5:22 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Which leads us up to the last year. The two of us have been through alot together and over the past year Harley's face has grown whiter, his walk is slower. Somedays he has trouble getting up or has a limp in his walk. His sweet brown eyes are starting to get cloudy. Inside he is still the same old Harley. I know my time with him is limited, but I will forever cherish our time together. He has been through it all with me, he knows when I am happy, sad or sick and acts accordingly. I don't know what I will do when he is gone, he is like my child. Until then he will continue to make me laugh and I will rub his tummy when he wants. We will be friends as long as time will allow. Truely, the best $25 I have ever spent! (Love you, Harley!)
One of our many trips to Nashville
Posted by Brittani at 7:55 PM
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Ok, so the new season of American Idol is upon us and every season the same questions pops into my head..."Where in the hell do these people come from?"
It amazes me every year that there are people out that are so completely disillusioned by their own talent, or lack there of. Do they post audition listings in psychiatric wards and homes for the mentally ill? And do these places offer day passes for them to audition?
Some of them sound like screeching owls or worse. Once they're told they didn't make it to Hollywood, they come sulking out to Ryan Seacrest and a group of friends and family who are simply completely shocked that their loved one is not going to be America's favorite pop star. Have this people ever heard them sing? or better yet have they ever heard anyone else sing? It kills me that people that love them would allow them to make a fool of themselves in front of an entire nation. I am pretty sure my family would snap me back into reality, if I were to attempt something that I clearly have no business doing.
Let's be honest though, without these clueless individuals what would American Idol be, it wouldn't be any fun to watch people week after week who were without flaws. The show wouldn't be the hit it is. So, that is why ever Tuesday and Wednesday night at 8:00 pm eastern standard time you will find Heath and I curled up on the sofa laughing at these people and cheering for those we love.
What can I say...It's our guilty pleasure!!!
Posted by Brittani at 1:15 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2009
So since 2008 was pretty crappy, for the majority of the year anyways, I have decided to start over new. That means new blog and all. I will give a quick recap of '08 for those of you who are new readers. Here it goes...
Jan: Excited about the new house, yeah! Promised to be in by April 1st
Feb: House people start to seem incompetent, a little stressful, still excited
Mar:House people really starting to irritate me, high stress and some crying
Apr: House isn't ready but we have to move out anyways and in with family, now I am really stressed and crying ALOT! and we have now added yelling to the mix
May: House people are complete idiots, have no clue, All I do is cry and yell. I take a vacation but its really just crying and yelling
June: Mother-in-laws house burns down, LOTS OF CRYING, now we are all squished into an even smaller house, We finally get to move in at the end of the month, but are now lacking part of our household that was lost in the fire!
July: In the house one week and a gravel truck drives thru the septic tank. MAJOR MELTDOWN...I am pretty sure my hair started falling out.
Aug: Septic tank finally fixed after a month. I begin feeling extremely tired and sick. Mom comes to visit...yeah for moms!
Sept: I am constantly exhausted and in pain. After several doctors one is finally able to determine it is CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) there is no treatment, but it is intensified by stress...no wonder I was so sick
Oct: Learning how to deal with CFS and starting to feel a little better and we take Jackson to the wiener dog races in Savannah, he doesn't win but, there is always next year. We take a short vacation in the mountains and it GREAT!
Nov. No longer in pain and tiredness comes and goes. The entire family comes out for Thanksgiving, we finally have enough room in our new house
Dec. Pretty quiet this month, actually don't feel to bad just have to watch what I do. Christmas is great and we do Cirque de Soliel for New Years
There now that's done I know it might sound a little whiny but, this is a new year and after this post you won't hear another thing about it. See ya 2008! Hello 2009!
ohh....and welcome to any of you new readers out there, and thanks to the repeats for sticking around.
Posted by Brittani at 7:56 PM