(Closed) Paint on a wedding dress…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6255 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

LOL, I clicked on this thread expecting to see something like this:

I don’t think there’s any way you will be able to donate it if you actually put paint on it.

Post # 4
533 posts
Busy bee

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@EffieTrinket:  that’s amazing! 


I thought the whole point of this ‘trash the dress’ trend was that you destroy it.

Post # 5
9076 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

If you trash the dress, you don’t donate it.

I would imagine getting paint out of tulle would be a nightmare. It’s got a lot of tiny holes and the material that it is physically made out of is porous so you’ll probably have a lot of color residue.


In this situation, I’d pick one or the other. Do you want to trash it, or do you want to donate it? I don’t think you can have both.

Post # 6
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Tulle is a nightmare to clean. 
If you really want to do a trash the dress session maybe use your reception dress? 

Post # 7
45 posts

@SockJunkie:  Maybe you can get another cheap dress for your trash the dress session? That way you can still donate your actual wedding dress and have some fun pictures to boot!

Post # 8
1473 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I got another dress at a thrift store for our TTD. It was fun to dress up, but nice not to worry about my dress. I feel a little silly about it, but I’m attached to it 🙂

Wedding Dress:

Stunt Dress:

Post # 9
4 posts

@SockJunkie:  If you want to donate it, don’t trash it!  What’s the point of trashing it before donating if it’s going to cost a lot more to clean than it would have done if you hadn’t trashed it? It might even cost more to clean than it would be actuall be worth 2nd hand. Charities sell donated items to raise money (eg cancer research etc). If it costs more to fix than they can sell it for, you’d probably be better off donating the cleaning money!

Post # 11
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

EffieTrinketSo I LOVE this photo! Haha I was expecting to see something like this too! But I love this photo because my fiance will be wearing his Dress Blues on our wedding day and this just made me laugh! 

Post # 12
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Ebay is good if you are careful and done’t get caught up in a bidding war. If you get one with a lace up back, it should allow for a bit of size difference:

This sample didn’t go for much…:


looks like it might be the same as this dress:





Post # 13
4 posts

double post – doh!

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