Post # 1
So I have been dying to do a “Trash the Dress” photo shoot since before I was engaged. I love how fun it looks and how neat the pictures are. I don’t plan on totally destroying my dress, just getting in the ocean with my Fiance and playing around for some great pictures and a good time!
Now that the time is nearing and we are actually looking for photographers and such I am starting to get a little nervous. I was wondering if any of you have done a Trash-The-Dress (or know anyone that has??)??
I am planning on taking my dress to get it cleaned immediately after wearing it in the ocean. Am I being unrealistic to think that my dress will come clean after the ocean? Or do you think it will be fine???
Let me know if you or anyone you know has any experience with this or feel free just to let me know your opinion 🙂
pic source: http://www.mlephotographs.com/ blog/trash-the-dress/
Post # 3
I’m anti-trash the dress, but that’s only because I hope that if I have a daughter that she can include part of the dress in her ceremony (sewing a panel of it into the inside of her dress or something along those lines). I’d say for what you’re planning it’d be fine because it is something that you really want to do. It’s just not something I’m interested in.
Post # 4
im dying also to do trash the dress shoot! i think it looks like a lot of fun and have had friends that took some amazing pics but they didnt really go swimming in the ocean with there dress. I would ask some dry cleaners if they have dry cleaned dresses with the sand or any wedding dresses that had been to the beach and see what they say. It might just cost extra i think in my opinion.. hope this helps a bit.. LoL
Post # 5
I’m going to try to re-sell my dress most likely, so it won’t be an option for me. But if you can do it, I would go for it. I have seen some pictures that are amazing! and they’re from trash the dress sessions.
Post # 6
My dress is a whopping $11k, and it is the prettiest thing I have ever seen, so there is NO WAY I would ever do a TTD. I would actually cry if I permanently dirtied, or worse, destroyed it.
Besides, I might need to sell it after the wedding. :/
Post # 7
I think I’m going to “rock my frock” Definitely play around with it on the golf course, etc I am hoping to get some great pictures near the lake that is there as well..
Post # 8
I will do a trash the dress with a different dress, one that is about 10% the cost of my actuall dress.
The trash the dress photos are about the concept, you don;t need to trash a dress that is more than a thousand dollars. David’s bridal often hass $99 dollar dress sales, sometimes even less.
Thats what I will trash.
Post # 9
I’ve heard from several brides who rode horses, went in the ocean (or pool), played in the grass and dirt, etc. that their dress came out spotless after going to the cleaners. Most were surprised.
Unless you’re going to be burning or painting it, I don’t think you have too much to worry about.
Post # 10
thanks @sweetlikcake ! I will def swing by the drycleaners! Seems like (duh) I should have thought of that… but honestly I had not ha! Thanks all you ladies for your advice! I also like the idea of buying a “cheaper” dress for the trashing, unfortunately even 100 dollars at this point is more than I want to spend. We are inviting 550 guest (gasp), thanks to our super larger families… lots of guest=lots of $$ grrr! ha 🙂
Post # 11
I love Trash the Dress photos! But a word of caution, my cousin was married on the beach in the Dominican. She had a reception at home afterward, and had her dress drycleaned because of the sand. Well, needless to say, it wasn’t good as new after. The hem wrinkled really badly, and it shrunk, and there was seam damage. So, if they say they can do it, know that there is always a risk the delicate fabric will not be the same after. Good luck!