This past weekend, my mom and I went out shopping for her mother of the bride dress. Typically, we're not a fan of chain bridal stores, but we saw that David's Bridal was having a sale, so we stopped in. When we arrived, we were asked what we were shopping for and the salesperson pointed us to the appropriate area then walked off. In the 30 or so minutes we browsed, not one employee came by to ask how we were doing or if we needed any help. After we picked out what my mom wanted to try, we we got a dressing room, she tried them on and work them out to the mirrored area to get a better look. Again, no employees approached us or checked on us. We ultimately decided to try a few other places for several reasons, but the whole experience left a bad taste in our mouth. Maybe we've gotten an inaccurate impression from movies and TV, but we thought bridal stores were supposed to be accommodating and all about making the bride, her attendants, and family feel welcomed and valued. Hell, I thought for sure, they'd at least ask questions and check in on us in hopes of making a bigger sale. For all they knew, I didn't have a dress for myself or the bridesmaids, but I don't think they could have cared less. They didn't even ask if I was the bride.
Is this pretty typical of bridal stores or David's Bridal as a chain? Am I out of line for being a little miffed about the lack of attention from the sales team?
We ended up stopping by another boutique down the street. That particular store only carried bridal gowns so there wasn't anything there for mom, but the saleswoman at least took a moment to ask if there was anything I needed and wished us luck on our search as we left.