The short version of this review is that Posh Bridal is where you should go. You will not find a better bridal salon! I did buy the Gold package, and I do recommend it.
One reason I loved my experience was because I worked with Janell, though ...
from my observations, the other consultants are equally as warm and respectful. It seemed pretty clear that Janell has a philosophy that she is passionate about and she has imparted it on her staff as well. Personal attention seems to be the center of that philosophy. Janell seemed genuinely invested in my search for a dress. She put no pressure on me to buy a dress from her, and actually encouraged me to go to my other appointments that day, so when I was trying on dresses and deciding if they were right, I didn't have to worry that I was annoying her or wasting her time. She made me feel great about shopping. She was calm and confident and at the end of my appointment she invited me to call her after my other appointments, and welcomed me to come back to try on my favorite dress again. I just loved that! No FOMO sales tactics. She even told me with a smile that she wanted me to find the perfect dress, wherever that was. She is also super funny. I really appreciated her personality and genuineness.
The other salons I went to were wildly different than Posh. I assumed every bridal salon would be like what you see on TV - excitement! Fun! Friendly consultants! And individualized, thoughtful attention! Nope, that seems to be a TV and Posh Bridal exclusive. I was also surprised that the quality of dresses was quite different. The dress I bought from Posh had more boning (structure), was more comfortable, and much more flattering. My other consultants made me feel like it was a chore to pull dresses for me. I felt guilty for not wanting to buy their dresses, and at the same time, would not have felt good about giving them my money, so at the end of the day of shopping I felt so crummy. I called Posh sadly and told the consultant on the phone I didn't even know if I should come back, because I wasn't certain I was going to buy anything, and I didn't want to waste anyone's time. I don't know who I talked to, but she was so upbeat and reassuring. She invited me to come back to try on my favorite dress again, and I'm so happy that I did. Trying it on again after seeing so many others made it all crystal clear. I said yes to the dress, and even Janell had tears in her eyes :)
I recommend Posh because I felt happy about spending my money there. The vibe was great, the people are absolutely wonderful, and the quality of the dress was unmatched. And I won't give anything away, but there are a lot of fun things that happen when you do say yes. I really do feel like a member of the Posh family and now I'm counting down the days until I get my dress back!