Is the “trash the dress” trend going too far?
After months of looking at wedding magazines, searching and trying on wedding gowns, some brides opt to trash their dress all for the sake of a unique wedding photograph.
In recent years, this trend has become increasingly popular. A dress for an event in which previously was thought of being something to preserve and cherish forever, has now become a moment of destruction.
What is the “trash your dress” trend? A photographer who was bored with traditional wedding photos started this trend in 2006. This trend allows brides to take unique photos of her in her gown “trashing” it. Some of the more popular shoots have been painting the dress, swimming in the dress and covering the dress in mud.
If you opt to do the TTD trend, keep in mind that not all photographers participate, so it is important to let he or she know in advance if this is an addition you want to make to your package. The addition to the package can be rather expensive depending in how many shots you want, how long you shoot and how dangerous the photo will be. Some photographers do not participate due to the fact that this trend is potentially dangerous. A recent bride decided to douse her dress in lighter fluid and light it on fire for the perfect wedding photo.
Alternatives to trashing a beautiful gown:
Sell your gown if you do not see a use for it in the future or if you just want to regain some of the money you poured into it for your big day.
There are so many companies that are out there now that “recycle” wedding gowns. Wedding dresses are donated by the brides and their gowns are given to brides-to-be who cannot afford their own wedding gown, a bride or their partner is terminal, or a military couple who wants to get married before deployment.
Preserving a wedding gown by framing it and displaying it in your home is a beautiful way to remember the day you and your husband said “I do.”
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