Post # 1
Obviously, the best answer is do it after the wedding, not before…lol. That’s not what I am getting at here…
I got married a little over three months ago, and just started thinking about how fun it would be to do a “trash the dress” session. My parents still have my dress back at their place (not yet cleaned) on the other side of the country where we got married, so I haven’t had the opportunity to do this yet. Our original plan had been to take a giant road trip across the U.S. (our wedding was 2,500 miles away in our hometown), then for us to get pictures of each other in our wedding attire at random U.S. monuments on the drive home after the wedding (like Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, the St. Louis Arch, etc). We ended up just flying instead of driving though, so that idea kind of flew out the window.
We live in a BEAUTIFUL area of the country, so I’d love to get some shots at places like local lighthouses, places with mountain backdrops, maybe even out near the Space Needle…just some really fun ones that aren’t “us at church, us at reception hall” like we had taken by our photographer back home (he was a great photographer, I just feel like the pictures all looked really staged and stiff). We know a great photographer out here who also happens to be a friend, and I’d like to pay him to do a TTD session for us but…
Am I ridiculous for wanting to do a TTD session this long after the wedding? Has anyone waited a bit longer to do theirs, or when does this “typically” happen? Just as an FYI, I’m not looking to literally “TRASH” my dress (rolling around on the ground or jumping into the ocean, etc). I would just really love some more interesting and artsy shots that are a little more “us”. Well…that and I’d really love the opportunity to wear my dress one more time. 😉
Post # 4
i think you are all set. i don;t know of rules that say when you can no longer do a TTD!
Post # 6
Thanks for the feedback, ladies! I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t completely nutty for wanting to do this months after the fact. Darling Husband keeps teasing me about it, saying that he’s going to find me at home doing laundry & vacuuming in my dress one day just as an excuse to wear it again.
Post # 7
@mrs_pugetsound: well i could never think you are nutty since i did a photo shoot almost 4 months after my wedding! and i got me entire bridal party in on it. LOL. writing it like that out of context actually makes me sound totally nutty!!
Post # 8
You can do a session anytime after the wedding. I’m actually doing a “Rock The Dress” photo session in Oct because I didn’t get all the pics of us that day. I love I get to wear my Gurl again and Darling Husband and I will be more relaxed.(Hour delay and no champagne made a really tense bride). Plus, I won’t be worried about getting my dress dirty.LOL
Post # 9
We are doing ours the day after the wedding, but really if we dont do it then, its just not going to happen. If you get your hands on that dress just go for it! I really like the idea of wearing it for road trip pictures, sure would make a nice album.
Post # 10
One of my favourite “TTD” shoots (although it was less “trash, and more like you describe, just a situational re-wear of the dress with artsy photography),
was done on the couple’s one-year anniversary.
Post # 11
I think it is a great idea , and have yet to come across a TTD rule book so I think you are fine – enjoy and please post pictures
Post # 12
I’m actually getting married Aug 10 2012. Our honeymoon we may postpone til March 2013 so having a gap in between will make it financially easier to play catch up a bit, ANYWAY we are having our honeymoon in Kauai. I’m considering having mine done at our honeymoon. There is not right or wrong time to do it. Some people do it for 1 year anniversary gifts.