(Closed) Anyone planning to do a Trash The Dress Session?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve heard of some girls getting a second dress for Trash the Dress sessions – maybe a used dress, or a $99 DB’s dress. That still leaves you with your original gown though, which is sort of the point for some girls 🙂

Post # 4
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re doing TTD and I can’t wait! The photo that sold it to us was one where the bride had her back to the camera, was thigh deep in a lake, her dress was floating beautifully on the water, and the sky was moody and gorgeous ahead of her. I’m probably silly for wanting to recreate that image, but I’m going to try.

I’m not 100% whether or not I’ll wear my wedding dress for the shoot. I’d like to, but I’m planning to restyle it afterwards (dye and cut) and want to make sure it holds up.

I bought a second dress (JCrew) on eBay as a backup so that I can decide at the time. With postage, it was only $46 so it didn’t break the bank.

Post # 5
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My bestie is getting married in 2 weeks, then when she gets home from her honeymoon she’s doing TTD pics and I can’t wait to see them. We’re both horseback riders, so she going to get on horseback and do a shoot in her gown! She’s more excited for these pics then the wedding pics!!! Makes me think I’m going to steal her idea after my wedding!

Post # 6
898 posts
Busy bee

I love TTD shoots, but I’ll probably buy a cheaper gown for the shoot. I just can’t imagine searching for months for “the dress” and then trashing it.

Post # 7
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree, I want to do a TTD session, I think that would be really awesome. But I don’t want to “trash” my real dress. So I think if I do do a TTD I would definitely buy another dress that was much less expensive and use that one instead.

Post # 8
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it would be sooooo cool to do it … but when I explained it to my mom she was like: Surprised . I never thought of doing it in a less $$ dress though … that would be so much fun. I imagine jumping into a pool or lake or something!

Post # 9
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think it depends on what your TTD session is going to be like.  I’ve read that brides who do beach TTD sessions just rinsed off the sand and salt water, and their dresses were fine.  I did a TTD session in Hawaii (by a small pool that had a waterfall emptying into it) and bought a second dress.  I’m glad I did because the second dress was stained, and dry cleaning it did not get it out.

Post # 10
2634 posts
Sugar bee

This is one of those things that I’d LOVE to do, but am not sure if it’s going to happen yet.  I don’t think I’d use my original dress though, I just love it too much!

Post # 11
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My sister did her TTD a couple weeks ago and the dress cam out cleaner than when she started! There are sessions that you can do that dont actually ruin your dress.  She jumped in the lake and hers was fine.  She just laid it in the tub to dry. 

I also did a TTD with an old formal a couple weeks ago in a river.  The reason that we did the photoshoot in the water was becuase the dress had some stains on the bottom and I wanted to hide them.  After the shoot was over that the dress dried, it was totally CLEAN!!!

Just remember that you dont have to do anything that will ruin or potentially ruin your dress if you dont want to.  Also, both of the previous examples are in FRESH water, I dont know if salt water would have a negative affect on the fabric.

Post # 12
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would say buy a 2nd dress.  I can’t imagine trashing a dress I spent a lot on either!  But it also depends on what your doing, too!  Maybe your originial dress won’t get ruined and you can just get it prof. cleaned.

My BFF and I are planning to do one together!!  Like a “Bride Wars” thing!  We got engaged 1 week apart and were getting married 3 months apart!  We thought it would be a cool idea…no sexy water shots.  Just something fun in the city…any ideas are welcome!!

Post # 14
340 posts
Helper bee

Me! I haven’t bought my dress but even if it was on the more expensive side I’m not sure how scared I would be of messing it up becuase I really haven’t ever encountered someone who wants to wear their mom’s dress, atleast not in my family/social circle/friends/whatever.

Plus, I am totally for buying a cheap and cute dress that looks just as good as the original. So either way me and the future hubby will be doing some form of a day after shoot.

Post # 16
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am planning on doing a TTD session the day after our wedding with both of us and I am planning on using my real dress. We are doing it in the mountains and on his motorcycle, so we will see how it goes. I doubt it will will get wrecked as jumping in a glacial lake in a heavy dress is not on my list of to do’s in life. But truthfully, I won’t be heartbroken if it gets ruined because its not as if I’m going to wear it again and we will have all the wonderful photos from the actual day!

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