Post # 1
My photographer asked me a while back if I was interested in doing a “trash the dress” shoot with him after my wedding.
I’ve always wanted to do a Trash the Dress. But at the time, I was planning on selling my dress. Fiance came into a great job, and he said if he got this job, I was welcome to do the Trash the Dress… So I’m wondering if I should, or if I should sell it and make someone else happy…
What are you October bee’s planning on doing with your Wedding Dresses after the wedding?
Post # 5
I was married last October and my photographer has asked me many times (before and after the wedding) to do a trash the dress. I’ve kept saying no because I want to sell it. We’ve been wanting to do some fun posed pics after the wedding very different from the ones at the wedding, more creative types but our schedules have been conflicting. In a way I think it would be fun but I would feel guilty trashing a perfectly good dress. I do have an alternative and told my photographer I would buy a wedding dress from a thrift store. That way I can still do it and only spend 50-100 dollars. I think it would be fun jumping into the pacific ocean and rolling in the waves!!!
Post # 6
Sell, extra money is always awesome!
Post # 7
Trash the Dresses make me a little sad. They often turn out really well, and I would consider doing it with a different dress, maybe one not already in peak condition from the thrift store as another poster described. But if you don’t plan to keep it for sentimental reasons, why wouldn’t you sell it or better yet, donate it so some less fortunate bride could have a beautiful dress that she perhaps couldn’t otherwise afford?
Post # 9
I don’t want to say that I want to trash my dress but I do want some ocean pics and such. I feel that if it gets a little dirty or something that’s ok. I plan on having it cleaned after and then eventually making it into a baptism outfit for our babies.
Post # 10
Sell it or keep it. Trash the dress is…trashy? lol.
Post # 11
@peachacid: noooooooo don’t say that! i love TTD shoots!
I think it really depends on how much the dress cost to begin with and how much you think you can get for it.
Post # 12
@futuremrsk18: They look nice, but…these people spend so much money on a dress, and then destroy it…which is SO privileged. That’s why I think it’s trashy.
What is wrong with me??? It’s your own dress!!! FUCK IT!!! TRASH IT!!!!
Post # 13
I will keeping MY dress, but I did buy a very cheaper one for like $50 to trash in the lake. It’s really up to you though, what do you want to do with your dress?
Post # 14
@peachacid: HAHHAA That’s what I say – I bought it and I’d much rather have some beautiful pictures and memories to keep than a dress I’ll never wear again. UNLESS, it’s a really expensive dress and I can make back a good chunk of change on it. But otherwise, what are you saving the dress for???
ETA: Also, a ton of girls have said that the dress does NOT get ruined even after being rolled around in the sand/water. They just hang the dress to dry and it looks good as new the next day. It probably depends on the material. I mean, I wouldn’t recommend selling it after a TTD shoot, but if you wanted to keep it and not ruin it, the TTD shoot might not ruin it anyway!
Post # 15
I will probably sell it! I love seeing TTD pics…but I can use the extra $$ more.
Post # 16
k 1) Yay Ottawa 🙂
2) I’m having the same dilemma… only, the only reason I’m not sure… is because it is Ottawa and I can’t think of anything fun to do here with it 🙁