(Closed) Trash the Dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1844 posts
Buzzing bee

We are planning on doing a fun day after shoot with the dress I am making. It will probably not be a ‘trash’ the dress, but it will definately be getting wet, and maybe a little bit muddy, nothing a good scrub can’t fix though, I think it is an aquired taste. If you ddin’t spend to much on them and you are comfortable potentially distroying one, then I say got for it, why not.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I keep flip flopping back and forth. It’s a great excuse to put on my dress again and get glammed up and okay, this girl loves a photoshoot anyday. But I am too sentimental to trash my dress, even if it is just getting it wet in the ocean.

Post # 5
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352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I looked into this and thought it would be so fun and you get so many great pictures but now I am looking to sell my dress that I paid 1600 so I can’t ruin it.  I think it would be even nice to not “trash” the dress but just go out and take some different pictures that you might have been worried to do before the wedding itself… we will see:)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve never heard of them until weddingbee. It looks like fun but I’m not sure sure I would want want to trash a dress I spent so much money on. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love the idea, and I love seeing other women’s photos, but I’m too attached to do anything to mine. I want to preserve/save mine.

Post # 8
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104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

A good friend of mine made a comment I won’t ever forget when discussing Trash the dress shoots:

 

“If at any point I decide to put on a dress that costs upwards of thousands of dollars and then destroy it, call the looney bin because clearly I have lost my mind”.

 

Yeah. Well that sums up my whole opinion. Just don’t get it.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I don’t get the idea either…

Post # 10
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5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I really dont think I could do it. I’m OCD and the thought of clothes being wet or dirty while I’m still wearing them freaks me out!

Post # 11
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294 posts
Helper bee

you don’t necessarily have to trash the dress during a “day after” shoot.  we did one because we thought it would be fun, and also allow me to wear my dress again!  while we didn’t trash it, i did do things i wouldn’t have done on my wedding day, such as sit on the grass, lean against buildings, etc.  it was great to get some really cool pics without the pressure of having to be mindful of time, care about my hair and makeup, worry about guests. i highly recommend it and if you are interested, here’s a link to our pics on the photog’s blog.

http://www.amandapicone.com/blog/?p=2334

 

Post # 12
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2747 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We will be!  It’s included in our package for our destination wedding!!

Post # 13
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1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

not sure why people do this O_O im confused..

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

I think it’s a neat idea but I’m not sure if it’s for me.  I think if I did a TTD shoot, I wouldn’t actually “trash” my dress, I’d just be less careful with it.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I will be doing a Trash the Dress.  Just as some can’t fathom the idea of getting an expensive dress dirty, I can’t fathom the idea of getting my dress cleaned and then have it rot away in my closet!  I will never wear it again.  I am not particularly sentimental.  I would rather have amazing photographs that I can enjoy forever.

Afterwards, I plan on having it cleaned and then donating it to charity 🙂

Post # 16
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1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@RahlyPah I can’t figure out what to do with mine… it does seem like a waste to let it sit in the closet! I’m glad you’re donating yours afterward 🙂 I don’t mean to offend anyone, but it makes me a little sad when I see people destroying their gowns, when someone else would have been grateful for a cheap/free dress for their wedding day. Or am I missing something, and it’s typical to get them cleaned afterwards?

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