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#1 Sallee

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    Posted 24 November 2010 - 02:53 PM

    OK so ever since I decided on a DW I have decided that I wanted to do a TTD shoot.

    The plan was not to go mad on the dress so that I wouldnt have the worry of ruining my dress in the sea.......


    It all went wrong when I went to the bridal store and fell in love with my waaaaaaaaaayyyyy over budget dress lol

    So I got the dress....


    So now I am wondering do I go ahead with the TTD shoot? Buying a second dress is not an option for me

    Did any of you ladies use your "real" dress and was it really Trashed, or was it good as new after cleaning?

    #2 OceanWonderland

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      Posted 24 November 2010 - 02:59 PM

      I think there are already a lot of threads on this topic, but I will say that I just had my TTD about a week ago and I used the exact same dress as my wedding ceremony/reception. It was not a cheap gown and was filthy dirty on the bottom after the wedding from the dancing and sand and just walking around. But after our TTD the water cleaned up the bottom really well. I just made sure to rinse it in the bathtub/shower when I got back to get any salt water off of it and I have yet to take it to the cleaners. But it looks brand new! It even has lace at the top and that withstood the waves and rocks. I say go for it! My only complaint was that my dress was pretty heavy and I had to keep pulling it up so the pictures wouldn't be showing 'too much' haha. That water will weigh it down fast. That would be my only concern if you plan on doing a cenote TTD. Once I get some TTD teasers, I can show you what a 'non-beachy' dress looks like in a cenote/sea.


      Congrats on finding the dress!!!

      Leslie and Aaron ~ Dreams Tulum ~ November 15, 2010
      Our wedding slideshow from the amazing William Sanchez: http://www.williamsa...aron/slideshow/
      And our TTD session (William Sanchez and Ivan Luckie): http://www.williamsa...slie aaron/ttd/

      #3 remdog

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        Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:35 PM

        I know what your going through. Before I had even gone dress shopping I had our TTd scheduled. Then I found my dream dress,which was way more than I had planned to spend. But I loved it and knew no other dress could compare. Ugh what to do for my ttd, my dress was way to expensive to even think about rolling around in the sand. My other thought was I love my dress so much I didn't want my ttd to be in another dress. So I ordered a knock off of my dress. I know you said a second dress is out of the question but maybe you could find something super inexpensive. Some of the dresses made in China are like $130. It might at least be worth looking into. Good luck..

        #4 SonyaR

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          Posted 25 November 2010 - 07:05 AM

          I'm in the same situation and spent way more on my dress than I had planned and was debating if I should get a second dress for the TTD. My FI has a good point and said, "you won't wear it again so if it gets a little ruined what's the big deal?". I thought about it and he's right and si I won't spend the money on a second dress.


          I am happy to hear that OceanWonderland's dress was fine afterwards so this makes me feel better. Thanks!

          #5 bmadzia1

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            Posted 25 November 2010 - 07:14 AM

            In my opinion, you really only wear the dress once.  However, if you feel that you do not want to ruin the dress in the water etc. I would suggest doing nice pictures on the beach after the ceremony (where you do not get the dress wet), and then just buy a simple white dress (like a beach cover up or something similar) and use this for your TTD.  I'll be wearing my wedding dress for the TTD.

            #6 Sallee

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              Posted 26 November 2010 - 02:27 AM

              thanks for your responses ladies, i think i am just going to go for it like you say the dress will only be in the closet for years after I may as well get my moneys worth.

              #7 jenniferkuhr

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                Posted 11 June 2011 - 01:34 PM


                I just got my TTD dress for $20 at the Jessica McClintock outlet in San Francisco!  While I realize this completely is NOT the point of a TTD, it also officially alleviates my guilt of “trashing” something that cost over $1,000 and opens up the possibility of donating it to a good cause.  Whew!  Having my cake and eating it too…

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