(Closed) Okay someone please explain me the point of TTD?

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I see it as an avenue to get incredible photos in your wedding clothes that you can’t get on your wedding day. There’s a completely different atmosphere and a freedom to the shoot that you avoid on your wedding day. Free flowing hair, not worrying about getting your dress dirty, scandalous pics with your husband πŸ™‚ …

To me it’s all about the art. I did a day after session with my husband, and got my dress pretty dirty, but those are the photos we’re blowing up for our walls–not the wedding photos. My brother in law and his wife did a session recently and ended it under a waterfall. Gorgeous photos, so it was worth it to them for her to mess up her dress.

It’s not worth it to me to mess up your dress unless it’s for incredible photos. I’ve seen some really good TTD sessions where messing up the dress was worth it, and some tragic TTD where i feel like they ruined the dress for nothing. Just my opinion! Also, a TTD doesn’t always mean you destroy your dress, unless you really want to. It could just be getting it a little dirty. 

Post # 5
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Thank you for explaining what TTD means! I’m not (that) old or a technophobe, but if I have to Google one more acronym my head might explode! πŸ™‚

Post # 7
9024 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I do understand what TTD means but dont understand why people do it, but each to their own.

Post # 9
14490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Totally what I thought too until I found the Bee.  I had see a TTD on “My Redneck Wedding”, I was horrified.   Those girls were throwing paint on it and running it over with four wheelers.  Now that I have seen the great things that you can do, I am so excited to do one.

Post # 10
3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@tksjewelry: ugh. i get sick at the thought of the scene you just described. lol

Post # 11
98 posts
Worker bee

Unfortunately most of the images I see of TTD are of brides hiring cheap photographers and the resulting images are really bad and simply seems like a dressed trashed for no reason.

But the good ones I’ve seen are gorgeous, but I won’t trash mine.

Post # 12
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think they make for gorgeous photos. As for destroying the dress, my friend did a TTD but she said she rinsed her dress and it was good as new!

Post # 13
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Since I just trashed my dress, I’ll chime in too.  I agree with everything Miss Damask said.  1st and foremost, I cant sell my dress due to being very vertically challenged lol!  Chances are I won’t ever get a chance to wear it again…I paid out the butt for alterations getting it to my size and I wanted to be sure I got  my $’s worth out of the dress, which meant wearing it more than a few hours during our wedding.  And doing the TTD was just a blast- relaxed, let your hair down & roll around in the ocean with my new husband fun! And like Miss D said, my TTD pics are by far my favorite pics from the whole wedding!  I have received many more compliments on our TTD pics than the ceremony pics.  And let me clarify my dress isn’t trashed. It got a little dirty, alot sandy, but it’s just fine πŸ™‚  I would do it over and over again if I could and don’t regret doing it one bit πŸ™‚

Post # 14
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ll agree with PP – the purspose of a TTD is definitely not to trash the dress! It’s to have some more fun, free, and artistic images. I hadn’t heard of this until I saw a friend’s pictures from her TTD, which were so much cooler than the wedding day ones. So few dresses actually get passed down a generation, but the pictures will!

Post # 15
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m a photographer, and do a lot of TTD shoots with brides, often the dress is not ‘trashed’ in the least.

It just means that you are open to things that you normally won’t do in a dress- like lie down in a field of flowers, or make out with your man in the ocean, or stand under a waterfall for a little more intimate shoot!


Definitely worth it, and can be as mild or as wild as you are willing! I’m making my own dress, but I will DEFINITELY have a TTD shoot as well (just a mild one πŸ™‚ )

Post # 16
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think I would like to do a “day-after shoot” in wedding get-up but at the beach! Not necessarily the day after but maybe even a few months later. Not to completely trash the dress, but just so I would need to have it dry-cleaned and hence wouldnt want to wear it to the reception like that!

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