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?