Vintage Lace Dress for Sale

Posted on November 30th, 2010 by Tonia 3 Comments

For anyone out there planning a wedding…..I feel your pain.¬† ūüėȬ† Pretty glad I’m on the other side of that madness now!¬† It was so much work, but completely worth it in the end, of course.

Possibly the most exhausting thing about wedding planning is having to make millions of decisions, big and small, every day for roughly a year.  Even for the most opinionated and decisive people out there, making sustained, coherent decisions like that will wear you down.  After a while, you get this thing called Wedding Brain {yes, that is the scientific term for it}.  Wedding Brain is different for everyone, but one of its main symptoms is rash, expensive, wedding related purchases.

I fell victim to Wedding Brain in the form of a beautiful vintage lace dress.¬†¬†There it was in all its lacy vintage glory, for sale online and in my size!¬† “It’d be perfect for the rehearsal and groom’s dinner!” I said.¬† “It’d look so cute if I got it altered to have an open back!” I mused.¬† “It fits our ‘theme’ perfectly!” I lamented.

I bought it.

And then, due to the fact that our rehearsal was outside on a drizzly, cool September day and the groom’s dinner was a BBQ picnic followed by a vigorous folk-dance…I never wore the beautiful lacy dress.¬† It has been shut away in my closet for months now, sadly.¬† So here I am selling it for the same price I so rashly bought it for.

Behold, the very lovely specimen:

Reusing an old dress rather than buying a brand new one would be a lovely touch to a green wedding.  Find out more information about this beaut and see more pictures of it on the OnceWed listing I created.


  1. Tonia says:

    Update! A lucky bride in London bought this special dress! She’s very happy with it. And I’m happy it went to a good home.

  2. nicola says:

    Dear Tonia,

    This dress is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen – can I ask you where you got it? I live in London too and I am also wondering if the person you sold it to might be willing to sell it on…do you still have her contact details?

    Thank you for letting me see this dress.

    Best wishes,

  3. Tonia says:

    Hi Nicola! I bought the dress on Etsy. I’ll email you the email address of the person who bought it. It really is a one-of-a-kind dress!!

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