Post # 1
Would you ever think about “trashing” your wedding dress?
Ive seen lots of brides do this. As for me, I dont think I could do it. Even though trashing your dress isnt as harsh as it sounds. I just couldnt imagine getting such beautiful gowns sopping wet or dirty!
Post # 3
I’d do photos at the shore but I wouldn’t get the dress too wet or sandy.
Post # 4
@cmoest: I am doing a “trash the dress” soon, but I’m not TECHNICALLY trashing my dress.. DH and I are going to get back into our wedding clothes, and go to one of our favorite historical towns (Gettysburg) and get a bunch of photos taken. (this session was a wedding gift to us, that we have not used yet)
Post # 5
I am doing a session and u know, I think I might go ahead and wade a ways out into the ocean. Its crystal clear and ill always be able to get it dry cleaned.
Post # 6
@cmoest: I couldn’t risk it with my dress. LoL i love my dress so much, I am already thinking about how I am going to have a hard time realizing I am never wearing the dress again. I make jokes to my FI telling him that he might come home one day and find me wearing it while cleaning the house LoL.
I know people who have done a trash the trash and they get some really beautiful photos. But its not for everyone!
Post # 7
I guess it would depend. If I was somewhere that had really calm, crystal blue water w/ white sand, then probably. My dress has a very delicate skirt and I’d be afraid that rough water would tear it apart.
Post # 8
@cmoest: I disagree… I would never go as far as to trash it… I paid way too much money for that thing! DH would think I’m nuts, lol.
Plus, I really want to try it on over the years… to see if I still fit in it ^_^
Post # 9
I wouldn’t do it. I’ve seen some shots on the beach in the water, and those are tasteful to an extent. But, I’ve also seen some shots where the bride was splattered with mud, paint (ack!), and other disgusting things. To me, those sort of shoots seem disrespectful to not only what the dress means, but less fortunate brides. IMO, there are enough brides out there who would KILL to have a gorgeous dress but can’t afford it. If one was set on destroying the dress anyway, why not donate it to charity or something like that?
Again, the wading pictures, etc, are cute and tasteful. Anything more than that and it gets to be too much, IMO.
Post # 10
@cmoest: I’m doing it. When will I need the dress again? What good does saving it do? I have never had any good answers to those questions, so I might as well get some beautiful TTD pictures on the beach. I don’t care if it gets ruined because I won’t be needing it again. Might as well get full use out of it!
Post # 11
nope, not for me…the practical side of me that spent a lot of hard earned cash on it says thats not something I’d ever personally consider lol (i do like some of the photos I’ve seen though…)
Post # 12
I feel the same way! Even though I havent gotten married yet, Ive been looking at dresses and have found a dress that I think might be the one and I already know im going to be emotionally attatched to that dress.
HECK! I even still have my prom dresses from high school that I wore for me and my SO’s junior and senior prom! I just cant seem to get rid of them.
I couldnt imagine trashing my wedding dress. I would be too scared that it wouldnt come clean and it would never be the same.
Post # 13
I just don’t see the point. How many pictures do I need of myself in a wedding gown?!
Post # 14
I can see your reasoning for wanting to trash the dress.
I would much rather save mine.
Maybe, one day if I have a daughter, I could pass the dress down to her or at least give her the option to wear my wedding dress if she wants
Post # 15
@cmoest: People often say that but the probabality of that ever happening is slim to none. I can’t base my future decisions on kids I don’t even have yet and decisions they might make. I’d never wear my mother’s dress, I know that, so I can’t imagine my daughter would be any different – it will 20 years out of date at least. Also, maybe I will have sons. I’d rather get the use and the pictures out of it now. Although to disclose, I hate dust collectors. I don’t need anything hanging around my house that I don’t use.
Post # 16