(Closed) Trash The Dress

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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847 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@Ms. Blue:  I think getting a second dress kind of defeats the purpose. 

Post # 4
Hostess
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@BridieBea:  Agreed. The whole point is to trash your dress because you’ll never wear it again. 

Post # 5
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6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think I’ve seen some bees here get a 2nd dress from one of those Chinese dressmakers – Jasmine’s bridal or Dressilyme. 

Personally, I would use my own dress.  First, I’m not going to ever wear it again.  Second, it’s already going to be trashed from the wedding itself (dirty/ripped hems, tears, wine stains, etc).  Third, it actually doesn’t ruin the dress.  Finally, I wouldn’t want to spend more money on a 2nd dress or get a dress that looks different from the one I wore to my wedding. 

Post # 6
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1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I used my own dress. Didn’t wreck it at all. Honestly, it was cleaner than the night of the wedding. I know its scary that you might ruin your dress but they’re more resilient than you think.

Post # 7
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643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m doing a TTD shoot and using my dress. We’re not doing anything crazy (no paint or anything) but from what I hear, generally you can get them cleaned and they’re fine. Not that I would be super upset if it got ruined. I’m never wearing it again so who gives a rat’s ass?

Post # 9
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112 posts
Blushing bee

I’m using a cheap second dress. My first one is a silk satin heavy gown and ill only be wearing it for the ceremony and reception then changing into a slinky lace dress for the “after party” andi decided to usemthenlace dress to trash. I didn’t want to use my first dress to trash because its so heavy and ill try and sell it after 

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