(Closed) What's the point of Trash the dress shoot?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Nic01:   I don’t, not yet. I’m still waiting for pics! Aaaaarrrrgghhh!

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@Bracelet00:  I love this reply, have freakin’ FUN in that dress!

Post # 35
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Personally, I would feel more comfortable donating my wedding dress than trashing it, but you can definitely get some amazing photos if you’re willing to take some risks in your gown. My wedding photographer took this beautiful photo of a bride who jumped in a pool the day after her wedding:

Photo by Anna Kuperberg 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@SweetartMD:  funny story, I have considered having a “trash the dress shoot” – by shoot, I mean my sister taking photos with her cool camera, i wouldn’t pay someone for it! I would want it to be like that second picture you posted! I wanted to do like a paint bomb fight between h2b and myself…..however I can’t actually bring myself to trash the dress. 

 

Back to the point of the OP, I think the idea behind it is that, you will never need it again, so trash it….kind of like a symbol that there will only ever be one wedding and you’ll be together forever. Anyway, I like that concept – but am looking for ways to do a cool trash the dress shoot without actually RUINING my dress, like, washable paint that will come out with dry cleaning. lol. I have lots of other plans for my dress, when we have a baby, (if it’s a girl) I want to take a photo of her sitting in my dress….

Post # 37
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I should also add that my friend ended up scheduling a “trash the dress” photo shoot after she spilled red wine all over the front of her dress at her reception. Since her dress was essentially ruined already, she felt like she had nothing to lose. 

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’ve considered doing a “trash the dress” session on my horse but I’m not sure that I will. For me, I am never going to wear my dress again and there isn’t much else I can do with it (besides donate it) so…it just is something else to do with it. I’m sure it will get dusty and covered in horse hair but that can be washed. My only concern is what my horse will think of a huge wedding dress flapping around on her back!

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@weddingbee098:  I think as other people said, its called a “Trash the dress session” but most people don’t trash their dress. 

I really want to do one, because I felt like my fiance and I were rushed on our day and didnt have time to just be ourselves or to travel that extra mile to get cool shots. Plus, if you know you have to still go back to your reception you cant get your dress too muddy, sandy, dusty, grassy, ect. While all these things wash out, you dont want to show up to your reception looking completely ragged. With a trash the dress session you can just go be and be yourselves and not worry about anything. 

Ill still have my dress cleaned and whatnot after. I would never dream of “ruining” it. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think trash the dress shoots are corny, not artistic. I also don’t like 90% of engagement photos I’ve seen… I prefer candid photos. 

 

 

 

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