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Trash the dress - need help!

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#11 vmelendez319

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    Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:36 PM

    Thank you all for your comments! I have started to read some of the threads about TTD and knockoff dresses.

    Here is a link to a picture of my dress (if you want to see it): Style JL104 | Priscilla of Boston
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    #12 nicdeb928

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      Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:47 PM

      Its a tough decision...i agree! I definitely want to do a ttd session because the pictures come out beautiful and ive heard the experience is so romantic...Im unsure yet if ill wear my gown or buy a 2nd cheap one to wear...i do understand though that it doesnt make sense to spend more money on another one, so your original can hang in a closet...hmmm...still undecided

      #13 Michelle-2

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        Posted 26 May 2010 - 02:51 PM

        TTD - When I was married (my first time) I never heard of this! What I did with my "very traditional" wedding dress was had the train of it made into a Christening gown for my daughter when she was baptized. I had it preserved, so my daughter will always have this.

        Now that I am on "I Do - Take 2" and getting married again, in a un-traditional caribbean way, I just may TRASH MY DRESS!!

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        #14 Thomasjsgirl

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          Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:05 PM

          Your dress is gorgeous Vanessa, and I can see why you're worried about ruining it - but really, are you ever going to wear it again? If you plan to resell it, then go ahead to buy a cheapie to trash. Lots of brides do it and you don't even notice that they're not wearing "the one" in the TTD pics!
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          #15 krmiller

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            Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:28 PM

            Trash the dress!!! It'll be fun and you'll get some great pics and you will never wear that dress again....it will sit in a box and take up room in your closet! Go for it!!!

            #16 orionandmari072510

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              Posted 28 May 2010 - 03:37 PM

              Originally Posted by StephAli
              I think its silly to buy another dress just to trash....I mean the point is to trash it!! lol!!
              i definitely agree on this! dont buy a new dress. chances are you wont wear your wedding dress again and by the time your children marry, other wedding styles will be in fashion and they most likely will not want to re-wear their parents outfits. Have fun and trash your wedding dress!

              #17 nathanielthompsonphoto

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                Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:07 PM

                I say trash it! Once in a lifetime opportunity for unbelievable photos...course I'm in the industry...but not all photographers charge extra for a destination TTD, and if you trash your original, there is no need to spend extra $ on a 2nd dress. I think some of my favorite shots I've ever taken have come from TTD shoots.

                Originally Posted by selassie11
                I've never quite understood the whole TTD thing...just points to yet another way that the industry (photographers & dress designers/retailers) are out to make money. Spend $$$$ on a dress and then trash it?! But that's just me. I will admit though that the pics I've seen have been very nice so I'd say if you wanna have fun with it then just get a knock off that looks very similar to your wedding gown. Check the knock off gown thread and definitely scour ebay!

                #18 JanineA

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                  Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:07 PM

                  Originally Posted by vmelendez319
                  Thank you all for your comments! I have started to read some of the threads about TTD and knockoff dresses.

                  Here is a link to a picture of my dress (if you want to see it): Style JL104 | Priscilla of Boston
                  Your dress is gorgoeus!! I also have a POB dress!!! Style Saffron | Priscilla of Boston

                  #19 BethBride1

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                  Posted 30 May 2010 - 02:11 AM

                  Your dress will definately never look the same. Why don't you get a second dress that looks similar to your first one. There are so many inexpensive options...a lot of dept. stores have bridal salons, David's Bridal...I just called the bridal store where I got my Bridesmaid dresses & flat out told her I need a dress for $99...and she said okay and gave me several options. I think you have to think about what's more important to you...would you rather hold onto your actual dress, or be concerned that people are focusing how amazing your TTD photos are & not having them think that you did it the same day? Good luck!

                  #20 nicdeb928

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                    Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:19 AM

                    im not really concerned about ruining my dress b/c alot of other brides have said that once you get it cleaned, it really comes out fine...im more concerned with getting a soaking wet, heavy bridal gown on the plane...our TTD pics are on Saturday, we leave to come home on Sunday....any suggestions? thanks, nicole

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