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TTD Do or don't?

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#1 pugmomjenn

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    Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:14 PM

    I'm having a huge dilema as to whether or not I should do a trash the dress set of pics. We are getting married in October, so at least I have time to ponder. I really loved the dress I picked. Granted I will only wear it once, but if I did a trash the dress series of pics what could I do with the dress afterwards? Can they even be cleaned? Also thinking about maybe getting a second cheapie dress for these pics. Love to hear from brides who have done TTD and find out what you've been able to do with your dress afterwards.

    #2 Susanandmo

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      Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:17 PM

      A lot of brides get a second less expensive dress for the TTD session. I think that David's bridal has a $99 special on certain dresses.

      I say go for it! the pics are awesome!

      #3 Jen_S

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        Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:08 PM

        I say go for it! Kyle and I can NOT wait to do ours we are so excited for the picts! I am wearing my wedding dress I have heard from other brides that their dress was actually cleaner after they wore it in the ocean.
        Our Honeymoon In Ireland!!

        #4 jamisoncollette

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          Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:08 AM

          If you do a search for TTD sessions you will see lots of reactions from past brides. I don't think there has been one person that regretted doing it. Some of our favorite shots are from our TTD session and yes, dresses are almost always as good as new after being drycleaned.

          #5 KLC77

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            Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:01 AM

            Do it. The only pictures I ended up even liking were from my ttd, not my wedding. And, your dress is going to get dirty on your wedding day. Despite the name of the photo shoot, your dress won't be trashed afterward. It'll be washed. :)

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            #6 SoonToBeE

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              Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:35 AM

              It depends on what your dress is made of, but you may be able to clean it afterward....I just bought a sample dress for $99 and it was a bit dirty. I actually ended up cleaning it by myself and it looks amazing. I cleaned it in the bath tub with delicate laundry soap, shampoo (to get most of the oil out) and a tooth brush. I was so amazed with how well it turned out.

              So....you can always choose to clean it yourself if it's too dirty!

              #7 SoonToBeE

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                Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:35 AM

                GAH! double post! Sorry!

                #8 nathanielthompsonphoto

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                  Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:25 PM

                  Do it! Do it! Do it! Its fun, you'll get amazing photos in a relaxed situation, its a once in a lifetime opportunity, and the dress can almost always be cleaned afterwards...or you can get a 2nd dress as mentioned above.

                  #9 drtracy

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                    Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:13 PM

                    I'm having a similar dilemma. I really want to do the TTD, however, we are having an AHR a few months later and I was planning on wearing my dress. Should I just do it and if it isn't clean-able get a second cheap dress for the AHR or should I get the cheap dress for the TTD and play it safe?

                    #10 Mrs. Martin

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                      Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:33 PM

                      You will completely regret it if you don't do a TTD shoot! Even though I was sick that day, I liked my TTD pics better than my wedding pics! I just felt that my TTD pics came out better just because of the fact that I was much more at ease because the wedding was over and I was able to be silly and playful in the pics (much more natural). Plus, if you don't like the idea of getting your dress wet, you don't have to. Just take pics everywhere else but in the water. Or like others have mentioned, buy a cheap dress and trash that instead. I wore my wedding dress for the TTD shoot and it's still chillin in a trash bag. I just haven't taken it to the cleaner's

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