"Trash the Dress" photo shoots have always been such a mystery to me. In "wedding world", these photo shoots are everywhere and women across the world seem to love the idea of trashing their wedding dress after the big day. While some are all for it, others are outraged and think it's overall just a huge waste. I found "Trash the Dress" photo shoots to be a hot button issue in wedding world, so what's all the buzz about?
If anything, "Trash the Dress" shoots really do seem like a blast! Couples jump off cliffs, douse themselves in paint, parasail, climb trees, and even swim in muddy rivers for these creative shoots. While all of this seems like a lot of fun, I can't help thinking it might be more fun if I wasn't in my beloved wedding dress.
However, some couples are all for the adventure and think these shoots are a great way to show off the fun, playful, and carefree nature of their relationship. I have to admit that although I may not be completely sold on the idea of parasailing in a Marchesa (I can dream right?) the photos actually turn out to be pretty incredible.
Aside from showing off a more adventurous side of marriage, some think of "Trash the Dress" shoots as a token of their ultimate commitment. Trashing their dress says that they will never need a wedding dress again and their marriage was undoubtedly a once in a lifetime event.
Others think trashing their white dress the day after their wedding night symbolizes the end of the purity their white dress once symbolized.
Not everyone is on board with trashing wedding dresses. Especially because of our shaky economy and growing eco-consciousness, people have been speaking out against this trend more and more. The first major argument is that this is simply a huge waste!
People question why someone would pay thousands for a dress and then destroy it. Others think it is a huge slap in the face to the wedding designer whom has spent countless hours designing the gown. Ultimately people think trashing the dress is a waste of money, time, and energy.
The argument against trashing the dress for the sake of precious bills is definitely understandable. Frankly, I couldn't imagine showing my dad pictures of the dress he spent thousands of dollars on now covered in paint or drenched in muddy water. However, I do question if my dress sitting in an attic would be any better...
I think a great way to get rid of a wedding dress would be not to get rid of it at all... Instead of sending it to the garbage or letting it sit in a box for all eternity, giving it to a future bride is a great idea. Plus, it's a fun thought knowing you are getting married in a gown that helped propel someone else's love story!
This family used the same wedding dress for three generations!
"Trash the Dress" photo shoots could prove to be a great way to show off your couple's creativity and adventurous personalities. It could even symbolize your ultimate commitment to the wedding of a lifetime. However, the question remains if trashing your dress is worth all the time, funds, and effort that went into making the gown of your dreams.
Do you think trashing your wedding dress is a fun idea or a huge waste?