(Closed) Trash the dress, yay or nay?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I wasnt interested in doing it I’m actually not that sentimental about my dress I don’t see myself ever really looking back at those photos I just don’t really see the point

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I wouldn’t do a trash the dress, but I wouldn’t preserve it either. I’d either cut it up and turn it into something else or donate it. Don’t know if cutting it up and repurposing it counts as trashing it though.

Post # 4
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

No, but if possible I would like to have it cut and dyed into a short party dress 🙂 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would not trash the dress.  I never understood this concept of paying a couple thousand bucks for a dress and then either cut it up or drown  it in the ocean. What a waste.  I’m not sure what I’m gonna do with it,  but will possibly sell it after  my wedding. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I think this is a terribly wasteful practice and I don’t really understand it.  If you aren’t going to repurpose your dress (get it hemmed/dyed to wear again), I don’t understand NOT donating it.

It’s just wasteful.  So much waste is put into weddings, why do it with something VERY in control (your dress)?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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socalgirl1689:  personally no, bc i think my dress was so beautiful and such detail that doing a trash the dresh shoot would probably ruin it. 

Ive seen some really beautiful trash the dress shoots but i couldnt do it. My dress means too much

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

No, it’s wasteful!

Even worse is when people buy a second dress to trash it… why though!?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Weddings as a whole are wasteful. Thousands of dollars in flowers that wilt in days, other one-use-only decor, extra food – trashing the dress pales in comparison.

I think it could be fun to do a trash the dress, but personally I love my dress and hope to transform it into a shorter cocktail dress afterwards.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Posting again to add that if I am unable to cut and dye my dress (because of style or material, etc) I will donate it or sell it. I don’t plan on spending much on my dress so selling it wouldn’t bring me much money back anyway. I actually came across this link and I think donating the dress would be great http://www.babble.com/relationships/5-meaningful-places-to-donate-your-wedding-dress/

 

ETA: But hey! If someone wants the “trash the dress” photos, I say go for it! It is your dress to do with as you please, just not something that appeals to me 🙂

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 3 months ago by DoubleA903.
Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think this is a really stupid idea. I guess I just don’t see the value in doing this. Sell it to another bride or donate it. What are you going to do with the pics anyway? 

Post # 13
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Honey bee

I think trash the dress pics can be amazing if done right. I can’t see trashing an expensive dress to do it though.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I would only trash the dress if I got left at the alter. Wouldn’t jump in a body of water in it though, that’s just stupid.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Noooope.  I just don’t agree with the idea of willfully destroying something (that I paid a lot of money for!) that can be donated, sold, repurposed, or kept for later use.  I will either be selling my dress after the wedding or keeping it for sentimental purposes or for a future daughter/female relative to use.  It’s a ballgown with what I think is a pretty timeless appeal, and even if my future daughter/female relative doesn’t want to wear it as-is, they could still alter it or use the materials.  I dunno, I just feel far too possessive/sentimental to physically harm my dress on purpose.

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