(Closed) Trash the Dress or Sell the Dress?

posted 6 years ago in October 2012
  • poll: Trash The Dress, Sell the Dress, Keep it, or something else?
    Trash it! : (16 votes)
    20 %
    Sell it! : (34 votes)
    43 %
    Keep it! : (17 votes)
    22 %
    Other - Please explain :) : (12 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Sell!

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Sell. 

    Post # 5
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    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

     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
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    902 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Sell, extra money is always awesome!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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 # 8
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    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Keeping mine. 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Sell it or keep it.  Trash the dress is…trashy?  lol.

    Post # 11
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    6741 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @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
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @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
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I will probably sell it!  I love seeing TTD pics…but I can use the extra $$ more.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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 🙁 

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