Trash the Dress – wedding photography
Trash the Dress, aka TTD or Free to Flaunt, is not just another trend in weddingville. For some brides, it is all about freedom, letting loose… and creating great photography.
For those who are unfamiliar, ‘Trashing the Dress’ usually takes place a few days, weeks, months or years after the wedding. Brides who have no desire to pass along their dress as an heirloom or who don’t want it to sit in storage for decades take matters into their own hands and hire a photographer to capture the dress’s demise. Brides have rolled around on the beach, swum in a lake, gone skydiving, mud-wrestled and more – all while decked out in their (formerly) pristine white gowns.
TTD is a serious opportunity for your photographer to go to town and get some amazing images of your wedding day and your dress.
Check out Sassybex’s Pink Wedding Trash the Dress post for some amazing photos of brides who’ve decided to go the whole hog.
There are brides who are rolling in paint or chocolate cake, but water – whether on the beach, in a lake or from a sprinkler – seems to be the favorite among dress trashers.
So, how responsible is this? Do you really want to writhe in mud wearing ‘The Dress’ or get the beautiful (and expensive) floral appliques floppy with sea water? It’s a dilemma if you really love these photos, but perhaps another option is Sassybex’s own decision – to get photographed in a cheaper white dress just before or after the wedding.
Have you trashed your dress? Did you love it or regret it? Do you think it’s shamefully wasteful or a fun, creative outlet?
If you choose not to trash your wedding dress, but don’t want to keep it either, consider donating it to Brides Against Breast Cancer, which offers dresses at reduced cost to terminal cancer patients.
Click here to find a photographer for your Trash the Dress/Free to Flaunt session.
And take a look at this TTD video:
Would you do this? The Zk debate begins!