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#1 Bride010101

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    Posted 12 January 2008 - 01:20 AM

    Just wondering if anyone else bought a second dress for the TTD? After seeing all the great pictures on this site I really want to do it! But my mom would not be too happy if I did it in my actual dress, and I'm not so sure I want to use that one either.

    Would it be weird to order a second one (hopefully cheap off of ebay, prom racks or something) to use for the TTD session?

    And for those who used your actual dress... was the dress pretty much ruined afterwards? or was it okay after dry cleaning? I know I will never be wearing it again... but it's just one of those sentimental things.

    #2 Martha

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      Posted 12 January 2008 - 02:28 AM

      A few have worn a different dress for TTD and I plan to also...For those that didn't, I think their dresses were ok after they got them dry cleaned.

      #3 Yari

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        Posted 12 January 2008 - 02:31 AM

        I plan on buying a second dress for TTD even though I have seen pics of drycleaned dresses after a TTD session and they are good as new.

        I am just to chicken.

        #4 Jenn

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          Posted 12 January 2008 - 02:34 AM

          I know this has been discussed extensively, but with search being wonky...

          Many girls have used their real dresses for TTD and the dresses were fine. The exception to the rule is a silk dress, which will be ruined. I bought a dress on Ebay - not a wedding dress, but white and flowy. I know Tami got a DB dress on Ebay pretty cheap also. I think if you want to save your wedding dress, then getting a seperate TTD dress is totally understandable. Mine was about $80 - which was 100% justifiable to me :)

          #5 cheese_diva

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            Posted 12 January 2008 - 03:14 AM

            I wore my actual dress the day after for my trash the dress.. I bought mine on e-bay from a bridal salon but I never went into it thinking my daughter would wear my wedding dress.. I gave it a rinse after but haven't yet had it drycleaned.. (it's it my closet taking up space). My mom's dress was white velvet (now yellow with age) and I wanted to incorporate it into my day but didn't for different reasons. I hope to make something out of my dress but for now I have those great memories and photos of fun in the sun after the greatest plunge of them all.. marriage....besides, my husband accidentally stepped on my dress (among 10 or so other people) and ripped the back.. it was still the best night of my life... so far....


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            #6 MsShelley

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              Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:19 AM

              this is something I am torn about also. In the beginning I really wanted to wear a different dress, but now I am thinking I might wear my actual dress.

              #7 Sarah

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                Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:59 AM

                I wore two different dresses...you can see them in the slideshows in my sig below.

                I kinda did it backwards. I bought a dress, but decided it wasn't formal enough so I bought anothe dress. The first dress became my TTD dress. I totally could have worn my original dress though. My TTD dress wasn't wrecked at all. I just rinsed it out in the tub after we got back to the hotel and you'd never know the difference- we rolled around in the sand, rode horses and everything...

                #8 ncainey

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                  Posted 12 January 2008 - 04:52 PM

                  I bought my TTD at the Black House White Market or whatever it's called. It's more of a slipdress and flowy. Kind of looks like a nightie actually. I'm taking it to my seamstress so she can sew another layer in. Don't want a see through dress in the water!! It was like 50% so it ended up being around $90!! I'll post pics of it after I get it hemmed :)

                  #9 Bride010101

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                    Posted 12 January 2008 - 07:39 PM

                    Thanks everyone! I know I had seen previous comments on this... but the search thing isn't working for me and I keep ending up with the fatal error message. I appreciate the input!

                    #10 DreaW

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                      Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:42 PM

                      I used my dress, was going to buy a new one but thought "why waste the money".... My dress wasn't ruined at all, i think rolling in the water actually cleaned it. It had some sand in it but didn't ruin it. I'm happy I did it....would def. do it again :)




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