Shopping for your wedding dress can prove to be the best time of your life – or the nightmare you never imagined. The choices are endless, and knowing that this is the only time you’ll get to wear one (well, hopefully), means that locking down that decision is almost as difficult as finding your life partner. To help you on your way – or perhaps to muddle your mind even more – we’re presenting seven gowns that aren’t from expected names like Vera Wang, available at some of our favourite local bridal retailers, including Audella Bridal, Designer Bridal Room, The Loft Bridal and Lovefayette Bridal Room, as well as online boutiques Moda Operandi and