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#6771 FireyNurse

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    Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

    I am jealous of all of the brides that get to trash their original dress. I was planning on TTD despite what my mom said but our photographer has to fly home the day after the wedding so I had to purchase a second dress to trash before the wedding. Either way, dry cleaning and preserving your dress will be expensive- one of my friends dry cleaned and preserved hers (she did NOT TTD) and it was $500. My other friend trashed her dress in the ocean and it was covered in sand and it still cost her $500 to dry clean and preserve. I've heard of brides showering with their dress on after being in the ocean and most sand came out- so I'd say go for it!!!! 

    Also, in regards to paying to have your dress cleaned, I did a TTD in a cenote (so it had no sand in it) and I had the resort dry clean it, I figured for $130 pesos (about $10-$11 US) if I did it in Mexico once or twice it would cost a fraction of what it would cost at home. They did an AMAZING job and my dress was 100% like new after one dry cleaning job at the resort!

    #6772 Jenny2014

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      Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:14 AM

      Originally Posted by EVKnowsitall 

      Gooooood question. I want to trash my dress. My mom paid for it as my gift and it cost $2500 so EVERYONE is telling me I'm nuts. My fianc© originally was down until he decided to get a custom suit at $800 and now he refuses to trash his suit. I keep hearing from past brides and photographers that the dress rinses clean of the sand. The advice I have seen is to just rinse it immediately after the session and hang dry it.

      I thought about doing a separate dress- but it wouldn't look or feel the same. The point of a TTD is to have super awesome pics in your actual dress. I also considered getting a cheaply made duplicate look alike. This can be made in China. A few brides have done this. You send a picture of your dress and have it duplicated for relatively cheap- $300 or so. This is still a consideration but despite what people think- so is trashing my real dress. What am I saving it for? I didn't want to wear my mothers dress, how can I assume my future child will want mine? Why else do you need the dress to stay in perfect condition? I can't come up with a good enough reason to NOT trash the dress other than people telling me not to.


      I say do it! I wasn't sure if this was something I wanted to do, but the more I think about it, the more I think it would be completely awesome! Just shower with it afterwards, or have it dry cleaned if your really worried. There are always options afterwards to fix the dress, but you can't go back and do a TTD when you regret not doing it originally.



      #6773 Snoopy129

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        Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

        Originally Posted by FireyNurse 


        Also, in regards to paying to have your dress cleaned, I did a TTD in a cenote (so it had no sand in it) and I had the resort dry clean it, I figured for $130 pesos (about $10-$11 US) if I did it in Mexico once or twice it would cost a fraction of what it would cost at home. They did an AMAZING job and my dress was 100% like new after one dry cleaning job at the resort!


        what a great idea!  soooo cheap!!!



        #6774 k032379

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          Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

          Cuuuuuute

          I had my final fitting on Monday here is a picture of me in my dress with it bustled.  16 days until my wedding, 13 days until we leave. 



          #6775 EVKnowsitall

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            Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

            My dress is SUPER heavy so I am considering a switch a few hours into the reception (like its that long to begin with haha). Actually, I intend or hope to keep my dress on for as long as possible and then switch into a more comfy dress just to after party at the lounge at the resort. I found this dress on Camille La Vie for $199 and thought it would be awesome.

             


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            #6776 Dazeydawl

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              Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

              Super pretty Ev

              #6777 Branya2012

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                Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

                I say absolutely go for it!! I spent around $1,600 with alterations, did a trash the dress shoot, and would've done it all over again in a heart beat! Honestly, the bottom of my dress was more "trashed" after the wedding than it was after the TTD, in my opinion! I stepped on the layer underneath, which ripped, on the night of the wedding, and there was a big ring of dirt underneath my dress after the wedding. As soon as we jumped in the pool during the TTD shoot (our first stop before the ocean), the dirt all came off the bottom!

                 

                There was ruching on the body of my dress, and after the TTD, there was sand in all of the layers. We both showered off straight after rolling in the ocean, and then after my dress dried off, I just shook all the sand off, bundled it in a plastic bag and brought it home in a suitcase. Then I took it for drycleaning straight away when we got home and they didn't even charge me any extra money because of the sand!!


                As for my husband's outfit, it wasn't trashed at all. It probably helped that the sand at our resort was bigger and not too fine (therefore not too muddy) but I cannot think of any time I've gone to the beach at home and had it stain my clothes. I don't think wedding clothes are any different, except the hesitation because of how much $$ we spent on them!

                 

                I don't think I've read a review where anyone that has done a TTD has regretted it. I sure didn't! It was tonnes of fun and the pictures are priceless!! I don't think that a TTD shoot necessarily "trashes" your dress anyways!

                 

                EVKnowsitall - I agree...what would we be saving our dresses for?! I had mine dry cleaned and preserved, only because it was so soon after the wedding and it was too soon to part ways with it just yet. :)

                 

                Originally Posted by VanessaBB 

                I just bought my wedding dress from avenue 22 bridal in Toronto. It's alot more bridal than I thought I wanted but I love it. I spent 1500$ with tax and alterations included was a sample gown from last year. I really had wanted to do a trash the dress photo shoot but when I said that at the store the lady freaked out saying this dress was way too nice! Ok what do you ladies think 1- is my dress going to get completly messed up cuz of some sand and water and 2- is there a price point that makes it ok to "trash your dress"?

                 

                Originally Posted by EVKnowsitall 

                Gooooood question. I want to trash my dress. My mom paid for it as my gift and it cost $2500 so EVERYONE is telling me I'm nuts. My fianc© originally was down until he decided to get a custom suit at $800 and now he refuses to trash his suit. I keep hearing from past brides and photographers that the dress rinses clean of the sand. The advice I have seen is to just rinse it immediately after the session and hang dry it.

                I thought about doing a separate dress- but it wouldn't look or feel the same. The point of a TTD is to have super awesome pics in your actual dress. I also considered getting a cheaply made duplicate look alike. This can be made in China. A few brides have done this. You send a picture of your dress and have it duplicated for relatively cheap- $300 or so. This is still a consideration but despite what people think- so is trashing my real dress. What am I saving it for? I didn't want to wear my mothers dress, how can I assume my future child will want mine? Why else do you need the dress to stay in perfect condition? I can't come up with a good enough reason to NOT trash the dress other than people telling me not to.

                ~ December 5, 2012 ~

                ~ Las Caletas, Mexico ~


                #6778 sheryllj520

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                  Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

                  Love this dress! Do you have a photo of the back?



                  #6779 sheryllj520

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                    Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

                    To specify - that was to muffin!



                    #6780 Mufin1785

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                      Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

                      Originally Posted by sheryllj520 

                      To specify - that was to muffin!

                      I do not have of a picture of me in the with the back, but here is the Model. 






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