(Closed) Trash the Dress Regrets?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

Well what are your plans for the dress? If you feel you could sell it (To your benefit) or keep it in anticipation of doing something with it (Christening gown/evening gown) then keep it. If not and it is already dirty, go for it. A photo will be seen for years, the dress will remain in storage.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

Or, another option, have you considered donating it to charity? I saw a post on here a while back about it. Totally up to you (I’m a UK bee so have no link to any organsation).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

You can “trash” it without ruining it and then clean it and donate it to charity.  It’s very fun and a win-win for everyone:)

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

A few bees have mentioned that their TTD session didn’t actually trash the dress very much. Unless you are ripping it up and rolling in grease, you may be fine to do the session, get it dry cleaned, then sell it or whatever.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Do you actually intend to light the thing on fire or play a game of full contact football in it?  If not most stains can be removed *almost* to perfect.  PLUS: So what if it’s a little trashed later? If you intend to leave it in a closet it’s not like you’re ever going to get married in it again…and really do ANY of us want to wear our mom’s dresses? Our daughters most likely won’t want to wear ours either =)  I say go for it!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree, you can easily do a TTD session that won’t permanently ruin the dress. In SoCal, a lot of brides go to the beach and roll around in the surf (it looks pretty, I promise), so I wouldn’t do THAT if you want to keep it, but otherwise, totally feasible to do both!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@baliahi1029: I’m at Leo Carrillo in my avatar pic. lol

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@baliahi1029: totally true!

water won’t ruin ALL fabrics either- if your dress is satin/silk/tafetta it won’t sit right on the seams afterwards- but if it’s heavily tulle/organza you may not even notice that it got wet once it’s been cleaned =)

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Iam going to plan on having mine made into a quilt in a FEW years

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I could never trash a dress. As a seamstress, it would break my heart…it’s like people who put out their cigarettes on pizza. I get it, you bought it, you can do what you want with it, it just seems like if you don’t want it there are needy people who would.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Rubies: There are people who put their cigarettes out on pizza????GROSS

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