As with all types of clothing, the wedding dress has changed in style and fashion throughout the ages. During the medieval period, when a wedding was a matter of politics above all else, brides had to dress in a way that would best reflect their families. The higher the social standing of the bride, the richer the colours and the more expensive the fabrics used. Fur, velvet and silk were often incorporated into the design. The styles and colours of the wealthier brides were copied by the brides of lower social standing as best as they could.
There are so many choices available to the modern bride, particularly with the rise of the internet. It is possible to find an online wedding dress in just the style, size and color that you need if you do your research. Modern wedding dresses don't have to be white, they can be in a variety of colors. It is false to assume that brides have always worn white, it did not actually become popular until Queen Victoria got married in a white dress. There has been a trend towards medieval and Gothic style wedding dresses and again these can be found in a variety of materials and colors.
Many modern wedding dresses are inspired by clothes worn on the catwalk - it is a simple matter to convert some of the nineteen twenties style clothing into modern wedding dresses. Brides want their wedding to be romantic and this is often evident in their style of dress, lace is making a comeback and you can get an online wedding dress if you choose, that is made entirely of lace.