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

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#281 TATrisha


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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:24 PM

hmmm... I don't know of any cenotes at or near any of those ports... I think they'd be a drive or a ferry away, but it's possible.
But if you weren't set on the cenote, then I'd say definitely do the TTD at Costa Maya!!!!!! I LOVED this port. I would rent a golf cart (hello, awesome photos right there) and then drive down the coast to one of the fishing villages. The water is AMAZING and beautiful. I have some photos if you'd like to see from my last vacation there. However, it was before the hurrican hit...


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#282 amandseth

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    Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:54 PM

    Hey there! We've got a TTD session booked the day after our wedding, with a photographer that we are bringing from home. Does anyone know where we can find a great cenote location for this shoot?? We're just not really sure where to go. We need one that opens up, with some light, since our photog is working alone and will not have someone holding lights for her. Also, it'd be nice if there were some forest arond, so we have that option as well.

    Any suggestions?
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    #283 amandseth

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      Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:00 PM

      Anybody?? Photographers??
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      #284 Destination Scout

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        Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:29 PM

        I don't know any that you wouldn't need light in. I woul suggest bringing a friend to hold the lights. I like Hidden Worlds and Rio Secreto.

        #285 SuzG

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          Posted 09 November 2009 - 04:00 AM

          Hi, okay...so I really like the idea of TTD and I decided on a whim to buy a dress online from a girl which I now have. The dress I'm wearing for the ceremony on the beach is very simple, and I plan to wear it for the AHR. I bought a big poofy dress for the TTD photos because I thought it would look really pretty for pictures. We are getting married in Key Biscayne (Florida) on Jan 15th 2010 and leaving on a cruise on the 17th to the carribean. After the cruise we are sending our son home with the grandparents and we are going on our honeymoon somewhere in the caribbean (not sure where yet). We live in Saskatoon, SK, Canada and are trying to decide where to do our TTD photos. Some issues I've come across are: getting the dress to the location of the photo shoot, finding a photographer, what type of location for the photos (we for sure want ocean pictures but are considering all other options), and getting the dress home. Some places we are considering for our honeymoon are Bahamas, Jamaica, Mayan Riviera, Puerto Rico... So I guess my question is what would you recommend for a location (considering transporting a big poofy dress) and how should we go about finding a photographer in that location. Here are pictures of my TTD dress...
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          #286 A2Bride

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            Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:26 AM

            I would like to know where everyone had their TTD pictures taken. We are debating on doing it at the resort, Dunns River Falls, or somewhere else...

            Let's hear it girls!

            #287 Outdoor_girl1010

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              Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:05 AM

              I am not getting married in Jamaica, but I have traveled there and I would do a TTD at Dunns River Falls or depending on how far you want to travel for your TTD you could go over by Ricks Cafe they have amazing cliffs.
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              #288 diamondpooch

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                Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:22 PM

                I would like to know a place in Riviera Maya that would be good for this! Cenote I'm sure the TA should have some advice!

                #289 LadyTrunck

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                  Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:18 AM

                  Ok past brides, I need to pick your brains for a moment please. First off, as some of you have read in my 'rant', I had a very hard time convincing FI to do a TTD session! And all of my wonderful BDWers gave me all of the tools I needed to convince him!

                  So now I'm planning it- Unfortunately, Elizabeth Medina who will be photographing my wedding is not available for my TTD-- I was sad, but she is a very busy, talented woman, so of course I understand. I am now looking to get Cecilia Dumas, who also does beautiful work. OK OK on to my questions!!

                  1. Cecilia's package is for a one hour session. Is that enough time? I have noticed that most other packages are for 2 hours...

                  2. I am doing the session the day before the wedding, one of FI's requests. OBVIOUSLY I cannot wear my dress, so I am looking to get a knockoff one made online. Do you have any suggestions on the best fabric? Also, the one I was looking to get redone, is Maggie Sottero 'Reese'. Do you think it's too slim from the waist down to look good in the water?

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                  #290 BrideMichele

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                    Posted 19 November 2009 - 02:41 PM

                    Has anyone trashed their real wedding dress and found it too heavy once wet? What about the TTD dress...did it get really heavy when wet as well?

                    I really don't want to drag 2 dresses to the DR and will NEVER wear the real wedding dress again so I am leaning towards trashing my real ($1500) dress.

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