(Closed) What's the point of trashing the dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll:
    I plan on TTD : (28 votes)
    11 %
    I did TTD : (4 votes)
    2 %
    I think it's crazy : (146 votes)
    55 %
    I wouldn't do it but I don't think it's strange if other people do it : (86 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    4682 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @Aquaria:  I feel the same way.

    Post # 4
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Aquaria:  Ugh. Trash the dress is another wedding trend that will die out in a few years. 

    Post # 5
    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I loved my dress so much…can’t imagine trashing it!

    Post # 6
    7272 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I wouldn’t trash my dress but I don’t understand why you think it’s selfish. This is coming from someone who donates everything that I no longer have a use for… I worked hard to pay for that dress. Why is it selfish to do a trash the dress shoot if that’s what I choose to do with it? I own it, why is it selfish to do what I wish with it?

    Post # 7
    1647 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

    Well, I’m doing a TTD shoot, but I’m not ACTUALLY going to trash the thing.   I will probably get a little dirty, and a lot wet, but it’s cloth, I’m sure I can wash it in my washing machine.   It’s going to make for REALLY awesome looking photos.  I plan to keep my dress.


    Post # 8
    1647 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

    And, yea, whether I trash it or not, I’m not giving it away, I don’t think it’s selfish.  I give all my other stuff away that I don’t use, but not this.

    Post # 9
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Aquaria:  I’m donating my dress to an organization that collects them to give to those in need.

    Watching people truly trash their wedding dress gives me the exact same feeling I get when I watch those douche bag rappers burn $100 bills in the club.   It’s a waste.   Yes it’s their money and they can do what they want with it but it’s just a waste and I think it’s ridiculous.  

    I’ve actually never seen a trash-the-dress photo shoot that didn’t make me cringe – To avoid getting flagged I’ll not share my real thoughts on it and just say they are not my cup of tea.

    Post # 10
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think it’s CRAZY!  If other brides want to do it, whatever, but I couldn’t. 

    I really, really want to wear my dress all night (reception-in TWO DAYS! Ahhhh!), but I was almost sick thinking about the bottom touching the floor and getting dirty.  My Mom has convinced me to wear it anyway, and hopefully getting it cleaned will get most of the dirt out.  Oh well, right?!

    Post # 11
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Personally I don’t get it.

    And they keep pushing it farther and farther and doing crazier things. Like that woman that died last year after being swept downstream in her dress. She had only been married a few weeks. It just seems so pointless and wasteful to me.

    Post # 13
    1938 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @Luayne:  OMG I’ve never heard that story



    I don’t think it’s selfish but I personally would like to keep my dress in good condition should I ever have the opportunity to pass it along to a family member.  


    Originally I thought it was kind of cool because it was so shocking to see a dress in distress, but now it’s done too much to have that shock value.  It’s just sad LOL

    Post # 14
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would love to do some kind of trash the dress. Fiance and I are planning a superhero wedding, and talking about possibly mini-mooning to NYCC, so I think incoorporating that into a TTD somehow would be AWESOME. I’m not planning on spending more than a couple hundred on my dress, so I’m not super worried about it. It’s something I think will be fun, and will make me happy. I’m not planning on having kids to pass it down to, and I don’t see the point of wearing it only once. At least this way I can get a couple wears out of it 🙂

    Post # 15
    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think they just don’t know what else to do with something so expensive, so this makes them feel like they got more of their money’s worth out of it.

    Since it will symbolize our marriage, the last thing I would do is intentionally “trash” my wedding dress.

    Post # 16
    197 posts
    Blushing bee

    @Aquaria:  I don’t see the point of trash the dress shoots as a purposefully trashing the dress. I think it is more about taking some really amazing photos (like underwater for instance) and not worrying about hurting the dress as you would on your wedding day. 

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