Would you "trash the dress"?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you trash the dress?
    HECK NO! : (62 votes)
    79 %
    YES! Its just a dress that you'll never wear again... : (8 votes)
    10 %
    I would, if I purchased a dress specifically for trashing : (7 votes)
    9 %
    I would and hope that the dry cleaners can get the stains, etc. out of it. : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    3846 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’d do photos at the shore but I wouldn’t get the dress too wet or sandy.  

    Post # 4
    1611 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @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
    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @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
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    1234 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @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
    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    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
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @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
    1013 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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 # 13
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I just don’t see the point. How many pictures do I need of myself in a wedding gown?!

    Post # 15
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @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.

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