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What is it with Trash the Dress?

 
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Jan 21, 2015 07:14 |  #1

Background, I'm old fashioned. (or just old). When and why did trash the dress events become common and how common are they? There was a time when brides kept and treasured the dress. Grooms just returned the tux of course.

Kids these days. Get off my lawn!




  
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Jan 21, 2015 21:01 |  #2

Personally I have never been asked to do one. I wouldn't do one either, not interested in that type of shoot myself.


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Jan 21, 2015 23:31 |  #3

I've done a few. To be honest, it's not that big a deal. As long as the dress doesn't get greasy or muddy, it will clean up just fine.


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Jan 29, 2015 22:27 |  #4

I did one for a lady who's divorce was finalized. She pulled out her old wedding dress and was more than happy to do the trash the dress session. That makes more sense to me...

Then I read a story about a newly married wife that did this. She went out too far and the weight of the wet dress in the ocean pulled her out and she drowned on her wedding night....




  
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Jan 29, 2015 22:45 as a reply to  @ douglala's post |  #5

This is one of a young woman who wanted a Trash the Dress shoot, and paid for it with her life. She was 30, pretty, and otherwise intelligent and successful.

http://news.nationalpo​st.com …sh-the-dress-photo-shoot/ (external link)


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Jan 29, 2015 22:53 |  #6

My wife's dress was trashed the day of our wedding, because it rained so much, the mud under our tents soaked into her dress. As for my tux, I still have that but I don't fit into it anymore. Our son does...

The current tradition is beyond me.




  
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Feb 02, 2015 17:51 |  #7

I've never done a session, but why not? I'm not a sentimental person, so I don't understand wanting to spend $300 cleaning, boxing and storing my wedding dress and I KNOW that our two daughters will want to pick out their own. My husband and I have been together 34 years and I'm sure styles have changed a lot since I walked down the aisle. To each her own, I guess. I like seeing Trash the Dress images personally.


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Feb 04, 2015 15:24 |  #8

My 10th anniversary is coming up this year, and I think we're going to do a vow renewal and trash-the-dress photo party. She's back down to the same size we were at our wedding, and it'll be fun.

What else is that dress going to do, just hang in the closet forever? It's already got a big hole in the train from where it got stepped on during the reception.


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Feb 05, 2015 01:42 |  #9

I actually know (well through email) someone who runs a business renting out refurbished dresses. Seems like an ecologically sensitive practice. :)


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Mar 09, 2015 04:19 |  #10

nathancarter wrote in post #17415369 (external link)
My 10th anniversary is coming up this year, and I think we're going to do a vow renewal and trash-the-dress photo party. She's back down to the same size we were at our wedding, and it'll be fun.

What else is that dress going to do, just hang in the closet forever? It's already got a big hole in the train from where it got stepped on during the reception.

This ^^

It's just a dress. And it's up to the bride. BTW it's not a literally trashing for the most part. Mostly it just gets a wee bit dirty and/or wet and goes to the cleaner.


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