I just posted in another area of this website, but I wanted to be sure to also post my comment here...
Hi Ladies, Its been awhile since I've been on this site and I'm very sad to say its to report disturbing news. I just read about a bride who drowned while having her pictures taken by a waterfall. The article is here: http://uk.news.yahoo...-021733081.html
I am sharing this, because like many destination brides, I also had a trash the dress session by the beach. I absolutely love my pictures and am very happy we did one. However, we quickly moved from thigh high to only ankle high in the water. My dress was very quickly becoming saturated with water and extremely heavy. Had I gone up to my knees or stayed at the thigh height, I could easily have been carried away. I couldn't even get out of the water on my own. My husband had to lift the dress in the back.
I wore my knock-off dress that was A-line with an extremely long cathedral train. It was made out of Organza fabric and full of beading.
I'm attaching a couple of my pictures so you'll how little we were in the water by the last picture. If you were thinking about doing a trash the dress session - I highly recommend it. It's fun and the pictures are always great. Just please be careful. Have fun, but be careful.
You can see the pictures I posted on the other forum here: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/17108/royal-playa-del-carmen-brides-were-kids-allowed-for-the-day-and-other-questions/9660#post_1806305