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Bridal wave: 5 wedding dress companies who dare to be different

Yolancris (yolancris.com ). Based in Barcelona, this is a favourite of singer Beyoncé. Its bridal collection features trendy and revealing styles made from lace and embellished with feathers and fringing.

David Fielden (davidfielden.co.uk). This British designer specialises in innovative bridal wear including his signature bias-cut gowns.

BHLDN.com This online business owned by retailers Anthropologie, features more daring gowns with low backs and separates embroidered by hand.

Alexandra Grecco (alexandragrecco.com). Known for her colourful tulle Gretta skirts which are extremely popular with young brides looking to mix and match.

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BridesdoGood.com

BridesdoGood.com is a newly launched e-commerce business founded by Chantal Khoueiry that gives women the opportunity to sell and buy pre-owned designer wedding dresses from brands like Amanda Wakely and Carolina Herrera at a fraction of the retail price and ships internationally. While a small portion of the sales go towards running the site as well as the seller, a third is donated directly to charities including Plan International which helps protect millions of girls who are forced into marriage each year.