I'm babysitting the nephews tonight (boys are dirty, nasty-smelling things! But sweet.) and ended up watching a couple of episodes of "Say yes to the dress" with my mom. I don't know that she's ever experienced reality shows, so she had this great appalled/ fascinated look on her face all evening. I've always said that my family should just throw the man and I a surprise wedding if they really want one!
I can't imagine investing so much in one day having to be so special, especially since new dresses still don't seem to have the same quality of fabric and detailing as vintage. That doesn't prevent me from occasionally wondering what fabulous vintage frock might make such an event worth considering. I've always been drawn to white with black details, like the classic Sabrina dress Audrey Hepburn wore, but then, you can throw a sash over anything!
I must say, I really love the final ebay frock, but it's a wee bit small!