Marj

Bridal Consultant

What is your favorite part about helping brides and working for Charlotte’s Weddings? How long have you worked here?

I get the chance to hear every bride’s unique love story. I like the diversity of styles and ideas every bride has for their wedding day. Also, I am privileged to be a part of the journey brides go through when they find “the one”. Finding your wedding gown is all about discovering you in your most beautiful self.

I have been with Charlotte’s since the Fall of 2016 and have loved every minute of it! The training is intensive and fun. I am surrounded by intelligent, funny, detail oriented, quirky, (extremely) energetic, and sweet coworkers – the positive atmosphere is contagious!

Do you have a favorite moment/story from working at Charlotte’s?

There’s so many, how do I narrow it down? I had a bride tell me that her fiance proposed to her while on a hot air balloon in Turkey! I also learned about a determined fiance who proposed to her despite having gotten in a car accident a moment before (they are both ok).

During one appointment, I had a grandpa in the room with us. It’s not as common for men to be in the appointment. I later realized that he had just lost his wife recently and wanted to make sure that his granddaughter would be able to use the veil that his bride had worn many years ago. Sure enough, grandpa brought in a sash from the floor that tied it in perfectly with this beloved heirloom, thus ensuring that her grandma would still be a part of her wedding day.

What kind of advice would you give your brides about dress shopping?

If you have time, start a Pinterest album or collection of pictures that not only shows your wedding gown style but also the visuals for your wedding. At the beginning of your appointment, your consultant will be talking to you about your preferences, and it really helps to see pictures of what you like or what your style is.

Wear, bring, or have pictures of accessories like jewelry or veils or if you know what hairstyle you will be doing, all those little details help you visualize yourself on your wedding day!

Bring your phone charger with you. You will probably want to take pictures or text or even Facetime during your appointment.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working at Charlotte’s?

I love photography, reading romance novels, watching my favorite shows like Game of Thrones, and hanging out at home! My husband and I just moved to Oregon from Michigan 2 years ago so we are still exploring this beautiful state and adding the decorating touches to our home.

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