It Really is “All About the Dress”


Little kids really amaze me.  Last week I was asked to do a Career Day Event for one of our area elementary schools.  Of course I said yes, because everyone knows that I can’t say no!  After putting the phone down panic started to set in.  How could I tell kindergarteners through 4th grade about my business so they wouldn’t stare at me with a blank face?  Planning process begins:  Girls like dress-up and boys like football.  So after a deep breath and a little more thought everything started to fall in place.   This is perfect, after all we do Bridal Expos and Fashion Shows and Bonus!  We do them at Lambeau Stadium.   Everyone knows that brides start thinking about their wedding from little girl on.  So let’s play off from that.  Of courses being a good planner and always trying to avoid a situation.  I quickly ordered some trinkets to hand out, just in case we were a bust!  For an extra touch there was an example of our gift bags full of goodies that we can give to the teachers and staff.

The day of the presentation came quickly and we scurried to get things together and get to the school.  Fifteen minutes until count down.  We carried our things in and proceeded to get our model dressed in a white wedding gown and veil.  While walking back to the room there were lots of surprised looks, not only from the kids but also the staff.  We were set to go with a bride model, a Welcome to Visuelle Productions Bridal Show sign, 2 computers and a bucket load of trinkets for the students.   Now ready, we anxiously awaited the buzzer and the first group of students.   Everything was in its place, a bride, an extra bridal gown, bridesmaid and mini bride/flower girl gowns, and the computers set to go when needed.  It was perfect!  Here we go…with the first group.

Let’s get started with talking about a Bridal Expo’s.  Where do I go with this so they will understand? Lots of blank faces from the boys and all the girls were whispering about the dresses.  And then came the surprise!  Once we started talking about numbers and how we use a room bigger than their gymnasium and divided it into areas to set up stores with bridal things in them.  They got it!  They even took paper and divided it out to see how many booths we could fit in. Then it was time to talk about fashion shows.  Of course all of the little girls were sitting on the edge of their seat by this time.  The boys it was another story.  One little boy’s hand went up and he announced that he did some modeling.  I heard a lot of snickering from the boys and comments about boys don’t model girls do.  By pointing out the models in our banner I tried to put that opportunity to rest, but of course there still were a few snickers.  Now to get the boys attention we switched to the Green Bay Packers and their faces lit up immediately.  Thank goodness for the video from Wisconsin Wedding Spectacular shows on the two computers from a show that we do at Lambeau Field.  Bonus!  It also included boys modeling!  Wow really avoided that one; there were no more snickers just lots of ahs!  The video starting out with Vince Lombardi on the screen a real hit and the boys were occupied at the computers.

This was a perfect chance to give our attention to the girls.  We talked about wedding dresses and miniature brides and flower girls and showed more dresses.  At that point we had stories about every little girl that was in a wedding, who was going to be in a wedding and who wanted to be in a wedding.  I am sure you get the drift of the conversation.  At his point we asked the best question of the day. “Who would like to learn how to walk and turn like a model?”  Of course all the girls’ hands went up.  Even a few boys joined in.  The girls were having a great time walking and talking with the model.  But mostly touching and feeling of the dress and veil.

What a wonderful experience to get the chance to share with all of these wonderful boys and girls.  The time flew by and it was time to leave, lots of hugs and high fives for our model and I heard them exclaim as they flew down the hall.  “I love the model and the dress!”  So I guess one more time it really is all about the dress! 

Thank you for coming to Career Day

Thank you for coming to Career Day. Can I touch the Dress?

Career Day

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