Post # 1
I’ve kind of thought about doing a trash the dress shoot, but I think I’m going to sell my dress after the wedding (no where to put it, recoup some money, etc.). Does the dress REALLY get trashed or does a good cleaning take care of it? I think it would be awesome to go down to Coney Island and have some pics there. There is the amusement part as well as the beach, and boardwalk. Just seems perfect to me!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
That totally depends on what YOU want to do with the dress! I’ve seen AMAZING pictures of crazy, artsy brides who had people spray painting their gowns. Great shots, but totally ruined dresses! For the most part, a simple cleaning after a TTD shoot will make your gown as good as new! What I love most about TTD shoots is that you can have wedding-appropriate attire photographer in unique, unconventional spots. Plus, WAY less nerves (hopefully) than on the big day.
Post # 4
It’s really up to you. Some brides take the trashing really literally – one girl lit her dress on fire! (She wasn’t in it – they took her picture while she was wearing it… then she took it off and they put it on a blowup doll and lit that on fire – and combined with photoshop!):
[link removed – I hadn’t noticed when I posted it that some of the other images on this url were troubling]
I don’t think a good cleaning could restore a dress after something like that!
But most TTD’s involve just some dirt and some sand. You can see a bunch of the Bees’ posts about their TTD sessions here:
Post # 5
Wow! That dress on fire is quite extreme! haha The worse I’d do is get sand and water on it, maybe a bit of Coney Island grime, but that’s about it lol
Post # 6
That fire the dress gives me a great idea!! Nice!
Post # 7
If I was buying a dress second hand, I think I’d like to know it had been through a TTD. Just something to think about.
Post # 8
While I don’t have a TDD photo schedule shoot, I do plan on wearing it around Las Vegas after the wedding, and hope to take some cool pics with Fiance and I…
Post # 9
My niece got a wedding dress at Salvation Army for something like $25 just for a trash the dress photo shoot.After all the money she paid for her real dress, she wasn’t about to trash it. Worked out really well.
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PS…That link is funny, it will say Not Found first but hit enter again and it will load.
Post # 12
This is a bizarre ritual to me and have never hear of it until these boards. Is this like a, mid-western tradition or something?! Gives me chills to think about trashing a dress that was so much $$$ when selling or donating seems so much more practical.
But a divorcee dress trashing which someone previously mentioned, now that makes much more sense to me. 🙂
Post # 13
It totally depend on what you do with the dress! Its mainly called that because the groom sees you in it before the wedding(you know how he’s not supposed to?). I actually got a dress specifically for that, but am not planning on going to over board with how actually trashed it gets! I’m hoping to get money out of it too lol.