When a bride comes in searching for the perfect wedding dress, one of the first things we tell her is to keep an open mind. It is absolutely necessary to come in with an idea of what you want your wedding and bridal gown to look like. Pinterest pins, screenshots from Instagram, clips from magazines, and other images are SO VERY helpful. They give your stylist an idea of what you are looking for and what you do and do not like. However, it is also important that you are willing to step out of your comfort zone and try on a couple dresses you would not normally pick for yourself.
While working with a bride, we always listen to not only the words they are saying but also what their face is saying. You can tell almost immediately what a bride is thinking by looking at the emotion on her face. Sometimes the mermaid dress they could not wait to try on suddenly does not look like they thought it would. Or the ballgown they pinned over and over again simply does not give them the feels. I always like to pick a couple dresses the bride would not normally pick for herself (within reason of course). It's been so much fun to see the bride's face light up when they realize that maybe they do like lace or maybe what they were looking for was a little sparkle in their life.
Cheers to open minds and full hearts!