(Closed) Trashing the Dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Well I really wanted to do this, but then I decided not to. reason being is my father bought my bridal outfit and I think he would be very hurt or upset if i destroyed the dress. plus I feel like I shouldnt have a say because I didnt buy it :X

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

wow this I must google. people TRASH their dress?!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It’s not me at all. I don’t see the point of ruining a perfectly good dress. If not saving it as a hand down, I would sell it to both recoup some cost and give another bride the chance to have a great dress at a discounted price. Further, I will have tons of pictures of myself from the wedding, why do I need more? I am so not the center of attention type, and really, that is partly the point of TTD — you become a model doing art photos if just for a day. More power to a bride who does it, but I’ll pass.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

this is crazy!!!! your wedding dress trashed!??!!? NO FREACKING WAY!!!! first off it would be really disrispectful towards my parents since they got it for me, second because it is something that would last forever.. it is a memory..it will the happiest memory of your life, and all the time you will look at it it will remind you of your perfect wedding day! i decided that i will keep the whole outfit, gown, bolero, shoes, jewelry and veil…i wont sell anything of it! 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@Bimba – it’s called a trash the dress, but there are different degrees of it.  you can go all out and literally trash it, but my photographer describes it as a “rock the dress” if you prefer..basically a post-wedding bridal shoot.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

bimba — There are brides on here who plan to TTD. While I obviously understand your point of view, just be careful about how you phrase it regarding others choosing to do so.

Also, krissycake has a good point. I have seen trash the dress pictures where the bride’s dress is on fire while she is wearing it! And I have seen some where she is walking on the beach and has sand on her. It doesn’t have to ruin it.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I might do it since I’m on the hunt for a cheaper dress as I’ll be changing into it halfway through the reception. I’ll be wearing heavy Indian sarees for the ceremony and beginning of the reception.

I saw one on the boards in which the girl smoked on her dress and then burned it! OMG! I couldn’t do that, even with a cheap dress.

I like the shoot where people do down to the beach or a lake/pond. The way white wedding dresses float in the water is so ethereal. I’d love to do a trash the dress shoot in a misty forest! Actually, I’d just love to do it in New Zealand, its the perfect setting.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i’m confused… why would anyone want to do that?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It’s not for me, but to each their own!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m seconding krissycake.

Trash the dress sessions vary greatly. The majority end up being just plain and simple “day after” shoots where you might be a little more adventurous as far as where you go because you’re not AS worried to get your dress dirty. Some brides will be up for getting into some water or rolling around a beach. Some brides take it to more extreme measures and paint their dresses or yes, even burn them up in flames.

Let’s just remember that every bride has the right to do what they want with their dress 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I really want to do a TTD session, so I’m thinking about buying a cheap dress and doing a session with that one. I just think it would be so much fun, but I can’t bring myself to trash my actual wedding gown!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i love the pictures, especially the ones where they’re covered in paint because i’m an artist…. but i could never do it to my dress. i love my dress. that’s why i got it.

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