(Closed) "trash the dress"

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

It will depend on the fabric, but generally trash the dress sessions are so named for a reason. I wouldn’t plan a messy shoot if you want to preserve your dress. 

Also, on another note, please BE SAFE. There have been instances of brides drowning because their dresses are too heavy when saturated with water and it can be impossible to stay afloat. Don’t get into any water you can’t very comfortably stand up in! 

Post # 4
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@mrsgottitobe:  Yes, it will ruin your dress. You can’t just throw a dress in the washing machine (or ocean for that matter) and expect it to be ok.

On one hand, you’ll never wear it again, and a future daughter probably won’t want to wear it either so you might as well get some cool photos. On the other hand, you spent a lot of $$ on the dress so it seems a bit weird to want to ruin it.

I would fully expect the dress to be ruined, though. If you want to preserve it, don’t do the session. It’s called “trash the dress” for a reason.

Post # 5
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It won’t ruin your dress. I wore an all lace dress. Wore it in the ocean, laying in the sand and into the pool. I still wore that same dress to my at home reception. There’s not a single tear or anything wrong with my dress. It was actually way cleaner since the bottom had gotten all dirty from the wedding reception! And if search the boards, I have never seen anyone who says their dress got ruined by wearing it in the ocean.

I was pretty nervous about it too since I knew I wanted to wear my dress to my at home reception but I’m so glad I went for it. The pictures in your own dress are so worth it!

By The Way after the dress sesson I just got right into the shower with my entire dress on to wash off all salt water and then hung it up to dry. Once it was dry I had to shake the heck out of it to remove all the sand.

And some pics to make you want to do it…

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