(Closed) Does the dress REALLY get trashed during a trash the dress shoot?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
2765 posts
Sugar bee

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 # 6
209 posts
Helper bee

That fire the dress gives me a great idea!!  Nice! 

Post # 7
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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.

Post # 11
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

PS…That link is funny, it will say Not Found first but hit enter again and it will load.

Post # 12
5 posts

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
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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.

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