(Closed) Trash the dress…does this one go too far?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I could never burn my wedding dress! She definitely has guts. The photos are great though!

Personally I don’t understand the whole Trash Your Dress concept. Especially if you drop serious cash on your dress. If you don’t want it anymore, consign it or donate it to a thrift store. It seems even more bizarre because most brides go through some level of agony to find that perfect dress…only to burn it, swim in it, whatever?

To each their own!

Post # 4
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That freaks me out! Then again, I could never think of doing a “trash the dress” shoot. You work so hard for that dress and spend too much money to have it destroyed.

Post # 5
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

eh im not a fan of those, not my style. I would never want photos like that.

Post # 6
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Kudos to the couple for having the guts to carryout the idea.  I don’t think I would have the heart to burn my dress… not my thing.

Post # 8
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow… that’s crazy!  I like it in an artsy kinda way but when I think about doing something like that to my dress, I just cringe!  We’re having a beach wedding and I KINDA want the “splash in the ocean, roll in the sand” pics but I don’t know if I can bear to do that to my dress… and I don’t even have one yet!!

Post # 9
12157 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

I actually think it’s quite rock ‘n roll.  I like it!  However, my inner hippie is screaming at the environmental injustice of it all.  (Anyone heard of reduce, reuse, recyle?)

Post # 10
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow. She’s definitely trying to make some sort of social statement! I think its pretty cool actually, but not for me. I read an article (maybe I got it from here) about the TTD trend, and it pointed out the irony in it… a lot of women do it to turn the traditionalism of weddings on its head, kind of their way to reclaim power and take away the emphasis on purity, etc. But the ironic thing is, by destroying something expensive, and being wasteful purely for a photo shoot, these brides are (in the opinion of the author) contributing to the culture of wastefulness, vanity and consumerism that surrounds weddings – the same thing TTD are attempting to deconstruct. Interesting.

Post # 11
5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The website isn’t working for me 🙁

Post # 12
1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I would never do that.  It seems kind of crazy: as in crazy people who burn reminders of past relationships.  I just have a bad feeling about burning a dress worn for such an important event if you’re still with the guy!

Post # 13
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I like it – wouldn’t do it, but I think it’s pretty saucy.  I bet the whole shoot turned out great.

Post # 14
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Is it weird that my first thought was “Woah, when did she put that black bra on? and who was watching?” instead of “OMW dress in oil bin burning!”

Post # 15
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m super into photography and I’m all for TDDs that are about creating a sense of realism associated with the bride… splashing around at the beach, rolling in a field with your groom, playfully chasing after him on a dirty train track… because you can get incredible shots without actually “trashing” the dress (a good cleaners can usually undo whatever you put it through, within reason) but literally DESTROYING a beautiful, costly gown that is (hopefully) filled with sentimental value is downright disgusting to me.

As several have pointed out… how would you feel if you were a less-fortunate bride-to-be, wishing you could have a beautiful gown for your wedding day, after seeing those images? It would be devistating to see such a wasteful, selfish act. I don’t think this woman has “guts” at all… I think she has shown us a horrendous example of consumerism, wastefulness, and vanity, as daniellemybelle’s reference pointed out.

When I first heard of the TDD concept, I came across a photography site dedicated to it which had a tagline that read, “It’s about creation, not destruction.” Isn’t that what we want for all things associated with the celebration of our marriages?

Post # 16
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

OH wow….

I couldn’t do that… Walk away from the bee-utiful burning gown that I have chosen.. 🙁

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