Trashing the dress?!?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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242 posts
Helper bee

I do not have any ideas for you as I think trash the dress shoots are silly. I just don’t get it. I want to either show off my dress in our future home and then save it for our daughter one day. I just don’t get it. Sorry.

Post # 3
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188 posts
Blushing bee

I love trash the dress photos! So fun! I like the throwing of the color powder stuff like they do on the color runs. There’s not a lot other than paint or water I can think of, though. The water ones always make me nervous though, cause I always imagine the bride drowning! A wet wedding dress would be HEAVY!!

Post # 4
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237 posts
Helper bee

I have a different perspective of trashing the dress.  I converted a wedding dress into beautiful fabric flower bouquets and made some other individual fabric flowers and beading items for an upcoming craft fair.  Things like baby headbands, shoe clips, sashes and etc.   

 

Post # 5
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

Instead of trashing it why not donate it! There are a couple organizations like The Brides Project that take donated wedding dresses, sell them and all the proceeds go to cancer research!

Post # 6
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539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

im doing the typical beach, jump in the water TTD right after my ceremony in Jamaica….also throwing around cliff jumping in it but i may just drown…so not a very good idea…LOL I dont even plan on bringing my dress back home with me.  I would have to pay to have it dry cleaned and then WHAT?? just let it sit in a closet? 

I have seen some people do TTD in the woods, and with all the colors in the leaves it looks beautiful.

heres a buzzfeed link..i really think paintballs would hurt lol

http://www.buzzfeed.com/swelldesigner/28-ways-to-trash-your-wedding-dress-22zb

Missbigdreamer:  

Post # 7
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539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

stargurl101:  i actually have 2 wedding dresses and the first one i wanted to donate instead of sell.  I looked into brides against BC and the military one and they both asked for $100 donation…plus the cost to ship to them.  Yea…OK i’d rather donate to good will or give to someone that really needs it than have to donate $100 plus a brand new wedding dress. 

I might see if there is a foundation in Jamaica that will take my wedding dress im wearing, the other is sitting at the bridal salon still, i never picked it up.

Post # 8
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Aug 30th, 2014

What about just an outdoor nature shoot, as someone else said? It won’t totally destroy the dress, but it would be nice to do a shoot like that and not constantly worry about your hem getting dirty! 

Do you do any sports? What about going apple or blueberry picking, or something fun like that?

Post # 9
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

LoveLikeCrazy:  I know that The Brides Project has locations in Mass and toronto Ontario and all they ask is that you send the dress by mail. You have to pay shipping, but if you turn it inside out and roll it up you can fit it in a pretty small box.

Post # 10
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4797 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Missbigdreamer:  I’m sorry I’m no help, but I think it’s a cute idea and I’ve seen some fun stuff on this site! I wasn’t ever considering it myself, but why not?!! I have a ways to go, but now I’ll save my dress for some fun shoot.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I went chest deep into the Caribbean in my dress during my TTD. The rest of the shoot was just beach pics, under trees, beside a huge aluminum/tin building, etc.

As far as different ideas, u could ride horses, hike in the woods, zip line, something like an activity u both enjoy.

Of course we all know a TTD doesn’t actually destroy the dress. It might get it dirty but so did the wedding I’m guessing. 

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