I am new at this business and have listened in on 100’s of floral wedding appointments already.
However, I have never been allowed to do them…nor do I feel ready too! Well thats a lie. Secretly I feel perfectly confident, after hearing the same discussions over and over and my huge learning curve in the past year, I feel relatively confident in my ability. I listen in, taking in all I can and go over in my mind what I would suggest and quietly congratulate myself when i come up with suitable answers and solutions.
Anyway, so today a bride and her mother turn up early for an appointment, the lady taking the consult is not at work for another half hour… and she was stuck in traffic! So, she asks me to start with them.
Dilema– This is not even the first consult. I have taken bride and grooms inital details easily….but never had I thought I would walk a bride and her mother through the final quote of her ‘big day’!!! Freaking out under the surface I agree, trying to latch onto that confidence I secretly hold….
20minutes in and the lady I work with arrives to take over and I am am quietly happy with my efforts in pulling this whole ‘charade’ off!
My first baby steps into a consult. Luckily for me the bride and her mum were happy too and gushed to my boss that I was excellent. So at risk of not being humble, I want to be happy for myself! Today I pat myself on the back! yay!
I know I know…small steps, but hey, gotta celebrate the little things along the way right?!