Post # 1
I recently chose my perfect wedding dress and I just love it! However, it is quite elaborate and not cheap, so I am not sure i want to do trash the dress photos in it. I definitely want trash the dress photos, though. I am thinking of purchasing a second, less expensive different style dress for our day after trash the dress photos. Our TTD photos are going to be at our venue on the beach, the morning after the ceremony and reception. We will be getting in the water.
Our ceremony is right before sunset and reception at dusk.
Anyone done this? Bought a different gown for TTD? What do you think I should do?
I am torn! The TTD photos with the Maggie would be VERY dramatic, but the Mori Lee has that breezy feel that would make for nice photos AND is way cheaper.
Here is the venue:
And here are the dresses:
My Wedding gown: Maggie Sottero Decandence
Trash the Dress option: Voyage by Mori Lee 6745
Post # 3
Didn’t a girl just die from doing TTD photos!? The weight of her dress pulled her under the water and she drowned and died only days after her wedding.
I say be safe. Trash the dress with paint or mud. Or just let it stay pretty forever 🙂
Post # 4
@JackiBean: It was last August and it was in a moving river. We would only be on the sand and in the protected cove you can see in the photo. It is only 3 feet deep and even in huge waves it was calm.
Not to mention, it is at a lifeguarded beach.
One out of millions is a freak accident, not a daily danger. People do TTD all the time.
Post # 5
I think that is a great idea.
Your other dress will work so much better in the water. It will float around and look so beautiful.
Your location looks amazing 🙂 lucky you
Post # 6
@Stargaze31: I know the 2nd dress is cheaper, but it seems wasteful buying another new dress just to trash it… At least if you trash the first dress, you’ll be reusing something that’s already been used for it’s original purpose.. You could even say that trashing it is a form of recycling! lol
Post # 7
Oooh…I really like the 2nd dress. Both dresses are beautiful. I think you should just trash the 1st dress though. It’ll be more dramatic! Who’s your photographer? We’re getting married at the Fairmont Orchid too! It’ll just be me and my fiance though.
Post # 8
@MrsD2Be: Toby Hoogs is my photographer.
Post # 9
I think the second dress would be much better for in the water photos. Not to mention safer.
Post # 10
@Stargaze31: The second dress is a safer option, would look gorgeous but might go see through 🙂
Post # 11
Well, I have decided to go with my actual dress for the TTD photos. It is the dress I love, and I am not a big fan of the second dress upon in-person inspection. It looks cheap. I want my photos to be in my real wedding gown.
Post # 12
I’d say try to find a used dress either online or in a consignment store. TTD just seems wasteful to me. JMO
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Stargaze31: It just seems wasteful to buy a second dress to do TTD. Isn’t the point that your wedding dress is a dress you will never wear again but you wear it again only to trash it? I just don’t get buying a second dress to fake TTD pictures but if you have the money and you want the pictures, do whatevre you want.
Post # 14
second dress would look so beautiful in water shots plus water and sand may not really ruin it. you may be able to have a good dry clean and use it again for something. either dyed or shortened and wear it to anniversary dinners…
Post # 15
You all don’t seem to understand that TTD does NOT ruin you dress if all you are doing is going in sand and water. Countless dresses have been hung to dry and then dry cleaned and been good as new.
Regardless, I will be trashing my real dress because it is the one I love and want commemorated in the photos.
Post # 16
A beach TTD isn’t going to do any harm but even if the dress was destroyed, would it really matter? Most dresses are stored away after the wedding and forgotten about! Unless you were planning on selling it, does the condition it’s in really matter?
Also, is the original price really relevant? The dress was bought for the wedding not for the trash the dress shoot!