Post # 1
Okay I know that this is going to be, like – um – a bit much for some to comprehend but as I’ve had some pretty rude comments from family about my decision….but
I’m doing a "Trash The Dress" photo shoot after my wedding (a few days after)
Before you freak out check out the site
Sometimes it doens’t mean actually ruining it – just taking pictures in places you wouldn’t dream of on your wedding day because it could get dirty or what not….
Now, here’s why I’m doing this….
1. I’m a photographer and LOVE good photos.
2. My photographer is doing it for free, so she dan get onto the site with the photos.
3. I’m not really into the idea of keeping my dress and my daughter wearing it. I hated my moms dress, my mom hated her moms dress…and so on. Plus the thing is made of SO much tulle – where am I going to put it in my little house anyway?!
4. I bought the thing at a resopnable price for a reason, not just budget but because I knew with or with out this photo session, I would be simply selling it off for like $75 or storing it in the attic to become a mouse house….
So check out the site, and let me know if there’s anyohters out there thinking about or have already done this…..:-)
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Post # 4
I didn’t do a "trash" (I love my dress too much, but would do it in another dress in a heartbeat!), but we did do informal pix before the wedding in casual, yet wedding-y, clothes. We splashed around in the waves, rolled around on the sand…it was fun! The dress I used was an inexpensive J. Crew (my hubs’ linen shirt actually was more expensive and he was way more anal about getting it dirty), and it came 100% clean. I agree: "Trashing" doesn’t mean you will ruin it forever; it’s just taking shots that you pro’lly wouldn’t have during the wedding ’cause you might get wet/slightly dirty. I think that for some people, "trashing" merely means taking pix in a funkier, grubbier looking, less wedding-y location, and the dress doesn’t get any dirtier than at an outdoor reception. If I had the chance to do a TTD session, I would 100% do it!!!
For those who are put off by the "destruction" and "wastefulness" aspect, the folks at trashthedress advocate donating the dress after the TTD session to Brides Against Breast Cancer (http://trashthedress.wordpress.com/brides-against-breast-cancer/). Since the dresses almost always come clean, this is a nice way to have your fun and then let a charity benefit too. If you want to preserve it as a family heirloom, you could also have it remade into another garment or item (skirt, top, tie, belt, doll’s dress, quilt, etc.) — there is bound to be a lot of material that remains pristine even after the TTD session, and even if you cannot get the entire gown wearably clean again.
For those of you who do answer Sweeney’s question that HAVE done a TTD or had other non-traditional photos taken, I’d really love to hear your thoughts on my previous question: Sexy Wedding Photos. Thanks!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2007 - Westbury Manor
I think TTD is a great idea. I’m actually thinking about doing it but don’t want to spend too much. Any recommedations girls??
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA
Violet – perhaps you can find some photogs that are willing to do a shoot for free to expand their portfolio? I recently saw something about a get-together coming up in NYC for a trash bash sort of shoot….
Post # 7
I’m gonna do it if I can afford it after all the other wedding expenses. Which is unlikely. But otherwise, hells yeah!
Post # 8
Violet – totally look for new photogs looking to get on the TTD site, thats how I’m getting mine done for free.
Post # 9
I love that idea. Especially if you really want some gorgeous, evocative, non-traditional photos. As long as YOU and your husband are ok with potentially ruining YOUR dress, then who cares what anyone else thinks?
I always wondered how people got those kind of photos! Now I know!