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#61 AfricanVenus

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    Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:06 AM

    Doing a TTD doesn't stop anyone from donating their dress. I did a TTD in my designer wedding gown. I'm planning on cleaning it, having it at my AHR, selling it, and donating the proceeds to my favorite charities. Or, I may donate the gown to military brides, which I've always wanted to do. The dress is yours to do what you will until you give it away. No one is required to donate their dress simply because others can't afford it. It's a nice gesture, but people must do it because their spirit moves them to. I understand where you're coming from, but I don't see how using one's dress and cleaning it (when many dirty the dress the wedding day anyway and clean it after) is wasteful. The dresses can in fact be used again. Hope this helps.

     

    Originally Posted by CMinDC 

    Call me no fun, but I see it as really wasteful. There are many brides who couldn't afford to buy some of the dresses you have ruined. I do like the photography in natural settings with the dress - the bride sitting in the window sill, and the one by the tree. But, why not think about donating that dress to someone who can't afford to buy such a beautiful garment?



     


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    #62 Peach

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      Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:43 AM

      I agree. I have never seen a dress in the traditional setting that was clean after anyway! Most of the brides I have talked to said the dress was actually really clean after being in the ocean! Especially after being in the sand and all that.

      Of course, it is everyone's personal decision. And yes, if people donate their dress, they should want to, not feel like they have to. That is what is so awesome about this forum - so many different opinions!


       

      Originally Posted by AfricanVenus 

      Doing a TTD doesn't stop anyone from donating their dress. I did a TTD in my designer wedding gown. I'm planning on cleaning it, having it at my AHR, selling it, and donating the proceeds to my favorite charities. Or, I may donate the gown to military brides, which I've always wanted to do. The dress is yours to do what you will until you give it away. No one is required to donate their dress simply because others can't afford it. It's a nice gesture, but people must do it because their spirit moves them to. I understand where you're coming from, but I don't see how using one's dress and cleaning it (when many dirty the dress the wedding day anyway and clean it after) is wasteful. The dresses can in fact be used again. Hope this helps.

       



       



       



      #63 Islandgirl910

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        Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:11 PM

        Thanks for posting this especially since my dress is lace too. I wanted to trash it but as of today I went to TJ Maxx and picked up a nice white summer dress that could pass off as a nice beach wedding dress for $16! I figure I'd rather wear that instead than the hassle of my own dress in the sand etc. I'm still on board with the TTD, just not my gown itself lol.
         

        Originally Posted by Bride2B22 

        I did a TTD session......at first i was going to get a "cheaper, lighter" dress.....but in reality, my favorite TTD pics are the ones where the bride is wearing her actual dress......so beautiful.......my dress was ALL lace, and got so much sand in it, even a red stain on the bottom from a drink during the wedding,  but i brought it to the dry cleaners and its BRAND NEW!! needless to say, i brought with it 125 pounds of sand in my luggage lol..... Once I get my pics i will share with everyone......

         



         



         



        #64 bondgirl0072010

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          Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:15 PM

          That's really fabulous advice, AfricanVenus! Thanks for sharing - definitely make me think!
           

          Originally Posted by AfricanVenus 

          Doing a TTD doesn't stop anyone from donating their dress. I did a TTD in my designer wedding gown. I'm planning on cleaning it, having it at my AHR, selling it, and donating the proceeds to my favorite charities. Or, I may donate the gown to military brides, which I've always wanted to do. The dress is yours to do what you will until you give it away. No one is required to donate their dress simply because others can't afford it. It's a nice gesture, but people must do it because their spirit moves them to. I understand where you're coming from, but I don't see how using one's dress and cleaning it (when many dirty the dress the wedding day anyway and clean it after) is wasteful. The dresses can in fact be used again. Hope this helps.

           



           



           

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          #65 cherany

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            Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:36 AM

            I don't think it's wasteful to enjoy what you pay for, and I intend to fully enjoy my dress in a TTD shoot.  Nothing to feel guilty about. 



            #66 monkeygrl3

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              Posted 14 August 2011 - 02:24 PM

              your photos came out soo awesome!! 

               

              i dont think i'd do it...(hunny and the fam would freak out!) but it looks like a lot of fun!
               

              Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

              We loved our TTD session, and had so much fun with our photographers! I used my actual dress and it turned out fine. The day of our wedding it probably got trashed more from dragging the train through the sand and across the grass. We started the shoot in the later afternoon when the pool was starting to empty, but it was fun to shock people by jumping in while dressed up! By the time we were finishing our shoot, it started to rain (the only day) and it worked out fabulous.

               

              A couple of weeks after we got home, I turned my dress inside out and washed in on the delicate cycle. It took a couple of tries because it was stained by clay (from the wedding day) and a lot of oxy clean, but it looks great now.

               

              Here's the link to our photographer's blog about the session:

               

              http://lightscapepho...rash-the-dress/

               

              I'd almost be tempted to do another one where I complete trash the dress beyond recognition.

               

               



               



              #67 Katusha

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                Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:32 PM

                Great poll, ladies! I am debating on doing TTD as well. Some of the pictures I've seen look so silly, but some are so beautiful. I guess we'll decide once we're at the resort.



                #68 BridetwoBe

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                  Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:07 PM

                  I agree...not if you have to pay for extra luggage costs for a 200 lb dress full of sand. $16!!! Whoa is it long? That is a great deal girlfriend!!!

                   

                  Originally Posted by Islandgirl910 

                  Thanks for posting this especially since my dress is lace too. I wanted to trash it but as of today I went to TJ Maxx and picked up a nice white summer dress that could pass off as a nice beach wedding dress for $16! I figure I'd rather wear that instead than the hassle of my own dress in the sand etc. I'm still on board with the TTD, just not my gown itself lol.
                   



                   



                   



                  #69 pbrozek

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                    Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:22 AM

                    You gotta think about it, when are you ever going to wear that dress again? All of my friend's dresses are just sitting in their closets. Trash away! I know I will.



                    #70 BridetwoBe

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                      Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:14 AM

                      The fact that the wedding dress will have so much sand worries me as far as luggage weight






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