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#1 misbosox

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  • Wedding Location:Moon Palace Resort ~ Cancun, Mexico
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 05:53 AM

Question for those that did the trash the dress photo sessions.   How long did it take for your dress to dry?


we are getting married on a Tuesday and were thinking of doing a trash the dress session either the day after or Thursday.  We are going to do pictures on beach in the sand and partial in ocean/pool.    I know I can hang dry it and also have the resort dry clean it.   Just worried it won't be dry or ready since we depart on Friday afternoon.  


Do you think a day or two is enough time for my dress to be cleaned or should I use another dress?

I do have another wedding dress that is very light weight, typical destination dress.   However, its from my previous marriage.  I just never was able to re-sell it.  I really wouldn't care if that one got ruined or even left behind.   I just feel really weird using it for this.   



What do you all recommend?

#2 kay2015

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:58 AM

whatever you decide dont use your other dress from another marriage lol....Im not married yet but I would think that most dress should dry fairly quick I would rather hang it to dry then take to dry cleaners on the resort lol...Depending on the wedding dress you get most of them if not all you can take some of the tool out to make the dress even lighter.. just a thought!!!

#3 fashionleader

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    Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:29 AM

    I agree with kay2015,but if you really want to clean the dress,just use the clothes dryer.

    Edited by fashionleader, 17 July 2014 - 01:29 AM.

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    #4 maredith

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      Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:29 AM

      It may not dry up tbh. I stayed in Mexico a few weeks ago and it was soooo humid even the clothes we didn't use that stayed in our luggage was slightly damp. Even any paper stationary in our room, money, etc felt damp.

      #5 linaco80

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        Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:03 AM

        I will get my session one or two days after our wedding and my photographer told me that I could buy a cheaper dress for the TDD photo shoot. you can get it online, etc. Best :)

        Check my planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...-planning-tips/

        #6 misbosox

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        Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:56 AM

        thanks ladies,   I might just buy another cheap dress for it.  I doubt my actual dress will dry by then.  

        #7 Wrathwitch

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        Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:32 AM

        I never understood the logic to trash a perfectly beautiful dress when there are so many ladies out there that would love to have a beautiful second hand dress at a more affordable cost.


        I spent 25 dollars on my lacy sundress that I can wear at any other occasion during the summer months. 


        It makes me sad that people kill their wedding dresses when they could bring so much joy to someone else.


        Just my 2 cents.

        #8 NJBride2014

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        • Wedding Location:Le Blanc Spa Resort
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        Posted 20 July 2014 - 11:46 AM

        You don't actually trash your dress per se. From what I've read and heard from some photographers your dress actually gets really dirty at your wedding from dancing and walking around in it. The bottom is filthy so at the "trash" your dress session in the water the dress actually come out cleaner and can be used again. Im still debating if im going to do this, the pictures are pretty cool.

        43 guests plus bride and groom.... ;)


        Engagement Photos - http://www.bestdesti...y/#entry1827276


        Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...y/#entry1860630

        #9 bride6

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          Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:40 PM

          I trashed my dress in Mexico and had so much fun doing it!! I laid it out on the balcony and it was completely dried within a day. 

          #10 Lia33

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          Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:30 AM

          I definitely plan on doing a TTD session and love how other bride's pics have come out! I'm debating on whether or not to just go online and buy a cheaper dress to use for the session or to just go with my actual dress from the ceremony. 

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