Post # 1
ok, so i really LOVE trash the dress pictures. and since i am having a destination wedding, i would LOVE to get this done on the beach….BUT now that i bought dress which I LOVE, i am not sure i want to trash it!!! do other people have experiences with TTD sessions and how much it actually trashed their dress?
i am also thinking to sell my dress after the wedding, so i would want to make i can get it cleaned and in tip top shape after.
any advice/experiences to share would be much appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
Some people really do trash the dress. Others have a trash the dress session that just has the potential to get the dress a little smudged around the hem. If you want to do it, you could discuss with your photographer how far you’d want to take it.
Post # 4
I have heard of some who buy a dress at Goodwill or somewhere extremely discounted and use that instead of their real dress.
Post # 5
the times I have been involved in trash the dress shoots… the dresses do get pretty filthy. Some brides opt for a second dress and I can understand why they do it. You can end up with some fabulous pictures though, so if trashing it is not a big deal then go for it or talk to your photographer before hand and see what suggestions he makes.
Post # 6
I am thinking about doing this as well, its not like I will wear the dress again 😉
If anyone has photos that they took for TTD could you please post.
Post # 7
I did a TTD that was partially on a warship and partially on the beach:
While my dress wasn’t ruined, it did get very sandy. The lace especially had sand under it which was very difficult to eradicate. I ended up submerging my dress in a bathtub full of water to try to coax the sand out. I got most of it, but I still have reservations selling my dress to anyone. But the hem also got dirty on the ship. Ultimately if you do anything in the sand, you’ll get some sand on your dress, but it’s the WET sand that gets everywhere and is incredibly difficult to clean. I mean near impossible. LOL (A lot of the sand came from the waves, not rolling on the ground!)
Post # 8
PS-I just watched my video again and remembered that the undertow also almost dragged me out to sea. If Darling Husband hadn’t jumped in and grabbed me, I would seriously have drowned! My dress became EXTREMELY heavy when it got wet and I had to hold the skirt because I was afraid the stitches would all pop on the bodice from the weight of the skirt. So…no areas where there is an undertow, and try not to get dragged out and drowned. My dress was a silk and lace Pronovias gown.
Post # 9
I’m curious to see where this goes…I totally wanted to do a TTD, but I didn’t know logistically how it would work out because I wanted to wear my wedding dress to the reception…since we have plans for the photographer to be at the reception too, I didn’t want to have to re-do hair/makeup and do a dress change (even if I were to buy a separate “reception” dress). I went back and forth….and then I fell in love with my dress…and it didn’t matter anymore because I loooooove my dress too much to do a TTD session 🙂 I’m also an “all the way or not at all” kinda girl though, so my TTD session would have been an all the way trash (I figure if the dress is gonna get a little wet and dusty/sandy, then might as well do it all the way). I hear that a good dry cleaner can do miracles, but I’m not willing to chance it! More power to the girls who are willing to do it though–the pictures always come out amazing!
Post # 10
If you really want to do it go for it.. i’ve seen amazing pictures!
But if you really want to resell it consider just how much you want to “trash” it.
If i would do it.. i would book an “the day after” shoot which is really when you return from your honeymoon… :]
good luck! :]
Post # 11
Oh by the way, there are some awesome TTD shots here:
There are some stunning ones with the couple in shoulder deep ocean…but there are also some non-beach TTD shots (you’ll have to go through the different folios to see them all)
Sorry for the shameless plug, but this photographer is awesome!
Post # 12
I don’t think I would trash my dress if I really had my mind made up to sell it. I might consider a regular day after type shoot though.
@MightySapphire: I LOVE your video. It’s amazing!!
Post # 13
I just ‘trashed’ mine 3 weeks ago and I am so glad I did! Yes, it got very, very sandy but most of it has finally came out. It’s not dirty at all, just sandy. After I have it cleaned, it will be fine. We did ours the following morning and it was a blast 🙂 My ttd pics are by far my favorites from our wedding 🙂 Here’s some of my faves–
Here’s a link to our slide show too-I love my pics so much!!!!
Post # 14
@MightySapphire: It was like watching a scene from a movie, I loved it!
Post # 15
kate169: & LY1923: Thank you! We had fun. 🙂
My photog seems to have done several beach shoots since then, so you could check out some of the other PWS (post wedding shoots) on their blog to see how you could do beach photos without TTD.
Post # 16
No. The originally used to be called ‘day-after’ shoots. No clue where the ‘trash the dress’ came from since that is not done in 99.9% of cases. There are the rare few who actually do destroy the dress in one fashion or another but they give everything else a bad name. It’s simply a photo shoot done in a much more relaxed environment, usually somewhere in nature or that isn’t part of the wedding day venue at all.