(Closed) Trash the Dress? (with poll)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you do a trash the dress photography session?

    YASSSS all the way!

    No way!

    Yes but I wouldn't fully trash the dress

  • Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018 - Vaughan, ON

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    mimivac :  yah ive never heard of doing it for any other reason than the ones youve listed. Its done for almost an empowerment thing?

    Post # 32
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK

    I wouldn’t do it. I find it so wasteful. I won’t have a daughter to ever wear mine, but I could either sell it or donate it if I didn’t want to hold onto it.

    Post # 33
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    Helper bee

    There are so many women who would LOVE to buy your dress used. Wouldn’t you rather have the cash from selling it than a photoshoot?

    Post # 34
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    Helper bee

    We are doing one on th beach! I’m really excited for the photos. But, we’re just eloping and my dress wasn’t crazy expensive or anything. I think the biggest risk is getting it full of ocean water and maybe a little dirty. 

     

    FWIW the dress I wore at my first wedding got pretty dirty along the bottom/train and some of the lace was ripped just by me walking around and people stepping on my dress. I’m not sure my romp in the ocean will be much worse for this one! 

    Post # 35
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    Sugar Beekeeper

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    ladyvk :  

    l have to say l think ‘trash the dress’ is an awful idea, deliberately ruining something beautiful for a ‘photo op’. Wasteful, silly, and self indulgent. 

    Surely any woman of conscience could find something worthwhile to do with her wedding dress rather than this. 

    Post # 36
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2017

    Please do it!! For some reason I can’t seem to post pictures (los connection or something) but I made a thread last year with mines and they are my favorite photos ever!! 

     

    My dress was very dirty, the hemming needed some special washing, but nothing was truly ruined

    Post # 37
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I voted ‘no way’. It just seems so wasteful and self indulgent. If you don’t want to keep your dress why not donate it to someone who would love it?

    Post # 38
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2017

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    Bunnyang :  my dress was well cleaned after my “trash the dress session”

    and I would love to donate it; however, we don’t have good will or those things in my country. I am petite (street size 1, s’4’’ on a good day) and I would love to dive it to someone who would use it/wants that kind of dress but cant afford it, but ny meassuremebts are so odd it has not been essy! 

     

     

    Post # 39
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    Helper bee

    I’d maybe trash the reception dress, not the main one. 

    Post # 40
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    No I had no desire to trash my dress I had my dress professionally cleaned and preserved

    Post # 41
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    youngbrokebride :  You could always donate it to Angel Gowns Australia. They take donated dresses and turn them into gowns for parents who have lost their children in birth.

    https://www.angelgownsaustralia.org.au

    NICU helping hands and angel gowns are also USA charities that do the same. Why anyone would destroy a dress when it could go towards charities like these is beyond me.

    Post # 42
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    Honey bee

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    j_jaye :  what’s great is that she can do the TTD session and most likely still donate it after.  I had no issues doing that with mine as the ocean water and sand didn’t damage it at all.  

    Post # 43
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    sharpshooter :  I don’t include getting an average wedding dress wet/sand on it as trashing the dress. To me calling it that is being very generous with terminology and leads to a lot of the negativity around ttd sessions. Actually trashing a dress, which some do, to me is extremely wasreful.

    Post # 44
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    Blushing bee

    what is trashing the dress about? sorry i am igorant

    Post # 45
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    I really don’t want to ruin a beautiful expensive item that someone worked hard on and other people can still use.  And i REALLY don’t want photos of me doing it.

    I feel liek this is just another thing for people to pay for, really.  

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