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

posted 8 years ago in Dress
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    I plan on TTD

    I did TTD

    I think it's crazy

    I wouldn't do it but I don't think it's strange if other people do it

  • Post # 107
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I don’t think it’s selfish, more like self-absorbed. Another chance for more pictures!! Yay! Because an enagement session, a bridal session and 500 pictures of the wedding is not enough. Let’s milk this day for all the attention.

     

     

    Post # 108
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Nope, I didn’t trash my dress. I spent $200 to clean and preserve it so I can show it to my daughter in 30 years and she can make fun of what we wore back in the day!

    Post # 109
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    @Ari214:  I’m planning on a baby conception shoot to capture the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 110
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    I’m not planning on spending too much on my dress – like 300. And I am absolutely going to do a few trash the dress photoshoots but it won’t be destroyed, it will get a little dirty and wet and then I’ll clean it. Don’t really know what to do with it after that… sitting in a closet seems like just as much of a waste. I am a photographer and have so many ideas and locations I want to do. Why spend all the money on the dress to wear it for a few hours? 

    Post # 111
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

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    @Syzygy88:  

    That’s an fabulous idea!!! Who’s gonna do your make-up? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 112
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    Bumble bee

    I would never do a TTD shoot, but if others want to, like everything else in life, to each their own,

    They have become trendy, and like pretty much every other wedding related trend, people do them to be “unique” or shocking, and once everyone is doing it, well, just like burlap wrapped mason jars and luggage card boxes and barn weddings, when everyone is doing it, it ceases to be unique or shocking.

    I didn’t live to get married, and our wedding was not the be all and end all. It was fun, a great day, but I’m glad it’s over. The thought of going through the fuss of hair, make up, dress and photos again any time soon does nothing for me.  By the end of the weekend the last of my thank you cards will be done and in the mail, and I look forward to life retunring to non-wedding normal.

    My mother paid a lot of money for my dress. It is the most expensive piece of clothing I own. i would find it very disrespectful to damage it intentionally.

    My plan is to keep it, and at our 5 or 10 year anniversary, have it altered and wear it to renew our vows.  I have also considered having the corset replaced with a zipper and altered into a formal gown.  Whatever I do, it won’t involve damaging it.

    Post # 113
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    @skippydarling:  wow. I had no idea it was that serious, smh.

    Post # 114
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    Blushing bee

    @Aquaria:  I plan on having a bit of an untraditional dress, so have this dream I will get to wear it again, so DEFINITELY don’t plan to trash it ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    Post # 115
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m nout sure if someone posted this already, but most people don’t trash Their actual wedding dress, they buy a cheap one on cleance at David’s and trash that dress. I wouldn’t dream off trashing my dress, but a clearance one? sure, could be fun for the pics! 

    Post # 116
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    Helper bee

    Side note:

    Please do not burn your wedding dress! Apart from being a huge hazard in terms of flames, breathing in the fumes from synthetic fabrics (I.e. 95% of dresses) is very bad for you! 

    Post # 117
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    Sugar bee

    @Aquaria:  I think it’s crazy. Thats literally throwing money away for no reason. I’d probably sell mine after to recoup some of the cost, but that’s just me

    Post # 118
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    @Purple_Bride:  Omg this sounds beautiful!

    I am considering it on a nice sunny fall day, only because we didnt get any photos in the sun – for our engagement photos or wedding photos because it downpoured for both days. I wouldnt be trashing the dress (jumping into water, setting it on fire, rolling around in paint etc).

    Post # 119
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I want to do a trash the dress shoot, but not actually ruin my dress, probably just roll around a little in the ocean in it – have it dry cleaned and then frame it ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the idea because I feel like it symolises never using the dress again, never getting married again etc – which are hige things to me. I’m getting married once, and once only. Either way I wouldn’t give my dress away, i have too many other plans for it later in life (ie: have photos of my (potential) little girl sitting in the bodice with the tulle laying all around her), so for this reason I don’t feel it is selfish…

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