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do i need a different TTD dress???

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#1 Michelle

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    Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:59 PM

    heyy just wondering what people think about doing a TTD shoot?? should i get a second dress or am i fine to wear my actual wedding dress?? also i am not sure how much it costs to get a photographer to do the shoot and dont know if the resort photographer will do this for me....but has anyone had a friend take the pictures for this?? all the pictures ive seen from others TTD shoots are gorgeous and something i want to do forsure! sorry for all the questions LOL but one last one...what does it cost to fly a photographer down to a resort usually??

    #2 Hartyt509

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      Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:38 PM

      I got a local photographer to do my TTD and i'm going to use the same dress on the basis i'm not likely to wear it again lol

      #3 Amarillis

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        Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:43 PM

        I am with Harty on that one... I mean, you put all that effort into buying a wedding gown, wear it for one day, dryclean it, or maybe even preserve it on the basis that your daughter may one day wear it....

        * let's remember the 70's dresses our mothers wore and saved for us *

        why would you get another gown?

        I don't get that.

        #4 ErinB


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          Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:45 PM

          You don't have to do a second dress. I did because I wanted to do my shoot before my wedding, my dress was really heavy and I can't imagine it full of water/sand, and because my DH wasn't ready for me to sell.

          You can find a local photographer or go ahead and ask if the resort will take the photos.

          The cost for your photog really depends on who it is and how long they stay. I lucked out and booked one who hadn't done a Caribbean wedding before so she did it for the cost of the trip so she could build her portfolio. You'll have to find a photog based outside of the US as we can't go to Cuba.

          Abbie had a friend take her TTD photos and I think they are great!

          #5 Michelle

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            Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:51 PM

            ok awesome thanks girls!!! ya i dont want to buy a second dress...im guessing everyone on here has different budgets and mine isnt huge lol so i wanted to be able to use just one dress!! they look like so much fun to do these shoots! almost prettier pictures then the wedding ones themselves :o) cant wait to get married with sand between my toes!

            #6 adias.angel

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              Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:18 PM

              Just as an FYI most dresses are actually washable, so getting it wet won't be problem (unless you have an very delicate fabric like silk). A little secret the dress shops don't tell you.

              A lot of the dresses are made of synthetics with a fancy name like luster satin; aka polyester/nylon blend.

              #7 Michelle

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                Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:48 PM

                do resorts ever cause problems with these shoots being done on their beaches or do they just let people do them and not ask any questions?? i dont want to get all ready for a TTD shoot, get to the beach and get told we cant do it lol

                #8 adias.angel

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                  Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:51 AM

                  I have seen a few people on here who had theirs done at the resort, no problems. ErinB even had a couple taken in the pool

                  #9 ~*~Margie~*~

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                    Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:35 AM

                    I am having an AHR and want to wear my dress again for it but I don't want to buy a different dress for my TTD. Is there anyone who wore just one dress and can say from experience that their dress wasn't ruined after the TTD? A second dress is not in my budget but I am really worried about the dress getting ruined and then not having it for my AHR.

                    #10 CayoLargo

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                      Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:15 PM

                      Well I want to answer your question about price for a photographer goign down with you...I am doing this after a whole bunch of research and talkign to some photographers who were asking outrageous prices...

                      Anyways...I am getting a photographer for the wedding she is out of GTA and is charging as follows:

                      Bride and Groom pay for the travel costs for her to come, plus $500.00 for an editing fee this includes engagement photos, wedding day photos (all day) and a TTD session OR an excursion shoot. Based on others I have seen this is the most inexpensive and you get a bang for your buck! www.shutterbrugs.com

                      As for buying another dress...I am not sure of this...as I am unsure if I will do a TTD session...I am really unsure as of this point but it depends on your dress and depends what type of shots you want to get...my friend did one but she never immersed herself in the ocean or the pool just got the bottom a lot more dirty from it dragging on the rocks and more dirty ares which is easy to get out.

                      Good Luck with everything.
                      Engaged: December 25, 2007
                      Married: February 4, 2009
                      Wedding Destination: Cuba
                      Wedding Resort: Sol Cayo Largo

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