Brides-to-be taking on the all important task of finding THE dress, the wedding gown that you'll wear on the happiest day of your life, have a serious task ahead of them.
There really are no short-cuts - you've got to try and try again - but when you find your dress (apparently) you just know it.
To give you a helping hand (this is meant to be a joyous occasion - but every bride wants to look out-of-this-world-stunning) we've put together a list of the best indie and Etsy wedding dress shops. Click your way through this list and see what sets your heart aglow...
1. Rebecca Schoneveld, Gowns Handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY
Wedding gowns by Rebecca Schoneveld are beautifully designed for each individual bride, with a huge focus on detail and feminine silhouettes. One word: dreamy.
2. The Dress, Bridalwear
If you want British design, this bridal shop has a stunning collection and the service from first visit to final fitting is second to none.
3. Grace Loves Lace
Check out this website for beautiful ready-to-wear gowns that flaunt fabulous French laces. Think boho styles for modern brides and affordable price tags *does joyous skip*.
4. White Couture
As found on Etsy, this is your go-to for affordable, luxury couture.
5. Swoon Shop Vintage
Another Etsy find, this little shop is a must-see. It's all in the name - swoon at these vintage pieces, the bridal collection is just divine.
6. London Bride Couture
This boutique is a must-visit for brides after couture designs to-die-for. Make an appointment to visit the showroom and meet with their bridal consultants.
7. The Wedding Trousseau
This Epping-based bridal shop has a great collection of international designer gowns whether you're after vintageor modern styles. Prices range between £600 and £1600.
8. Smart Brides
This handmade collection of wedding dresses designed by Laveda Bridal is all about traditional ivory and white silhouettes - think classic strapless styles and intricate detailing.
9. Fur Coat no Knickers
You'll find this vintage boutique in glorious Carnaby Street - it's a quirky little go-to for brides browsing for vintage style wedding dresses. And they've got accessories and veils too - now isn't that handy?
10. Perfect Day Bridal Rooms
Based in Bath, this family-run bridal shop has a fab collection of wedding dress designers to choose from and the friendliest staff you can imagine. Think whimsical, fairytale styles guaranteed to make perfect your big day.