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***TTD (Trash the Dress) Thread - please post all of your questions here!

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#231 lara&mike

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    Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:56 PM

    So, I REALLY love TTD photoshoots. Photography is my porn. However, my dress is silk (like a raw silk, not flowy) and it was $1200. To me this is ALOT of money since i only wanted to spend under $700 on my dress. So...i am torn between doing a TTD session and ruining my dress because it will likely shrink b/c it's silk. OR, do I purchase yet another dress from lightinthebox or wherever for $200 or so and just use that? OR, just do jungle shots and lift it up in the water ....

    Did anyone do a TTD with a silk dress? If so, what happened? I question what I will do with it after the wedding anyway. From what i have heard drycleaning is expensive and dont know if i would sell it anyway, so why not. But then, if i can wash it and get money back, maybe that would be a good idea?

    this is why i can't make a decision....circles.....any input?

    #232 *HOLLY*

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      Posted 27 September 2009 - 11:24 PM

      I bought a second dress for $75 off Craigslist. If its in your budget I would do another dress. The silk will be really clingy I think you should find another fabric for the TTD again im not an expert. I sure other girls on here will be more helpful!

      #233 ~Jessica~

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        Posted 27 September 2009 - 11:31 PM

        I think if you love photography that much there is no way you should not do a TTD shoot! I agree with the other girls, don't trash your original dress, just do some research and find a very similar cheap dress to trash. I found mine off dillards, so be sure to look at all options and it is a pretty darn close match to the style of my original. Good luck!

        #234 bridetobe959

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          Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:56 AM

          I agree with the other girls. Buy a cheap dress and do the shoot. I loved my TTD pics they are by far my favorite out of the whole bunch.

          #235 TammyB

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            Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:26 AM

            As the other girls noted already, you can find some cheap wedding dresses so that you can do a TTD session. However keep in mind that you don't always have to do a TTD in the ocean and they will still be great photos. Either way, if you love photography, I would figure a way to make it happen. :-)

            #236 Flasong

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              Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:13 AM

              I love the TTD pics as well. I found my ttd dress at David's bridal..they had just marked it down to $99 that day! I did not want to ruin my wedding dress so I bought another one...which is a totally diffferent style of dress so I get the best of both worlds...I'd say either way do the TTD session!

              #237 breeze616

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                Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:17 AM

                Definitely do a TTD shoot. Definitely do not trash your silk dress. Whats another $100 or so in the budget - ha ha.

                #238 lnf_munchkin

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                  Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:23 PM

                  Cute idea! and if it's what you want . . . go for it!

                  #239 Jtswedding

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                    Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:46 PM

                    Aww thats really sweet and I bet you will get some great pictures

                    #240 DRod0214

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                      Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:52 PM

                      wow, very out there and original. How much would you want to spend and will it come out.

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