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Ronna D. Conseen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2007
 

Trash the Dress ?!


I have seen several "trash the dress" shots. When did this become the thing to do and what is the purpose behind it? I would never do that to my wedding dress, especially those as beautiful as these. Can anyone shed some light on this "new tradition"?


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5/27/2008 7:18:57 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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  I first heard of it at least a year ago. It was explained to me that it symbolizes the bride's last marriage and that she'll never need the dress again, but I don't know that first hand. Did you try to Google it?


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5/27/2008 12:54:27 PM

 
A C
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/6/2004
  I love the look of what I've seen. I'm all about taking pictures of my treasures rather than storing them anyway (takes up less space).

I just think it was a way for photographers to break away from traditional (sometimes stale) poses.


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5/27/2008 5:26:45 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  IMHO, this is a longstanding legal tradition from the old Eastern European country of Oi Shmear brought about by barristers, rabbis and priests of that time. The purpose was to trash the dress and disavow the longstanding ancient tradition of either the bride and/or groom trashing the actual marriage itself. ;>)
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5/27/2008 6:36:48 PM

 
Jerry Frazier   It's nothing more than a way for photographers to have fun. Many times, the brides buy a cheap dress for trashing; which is stupid. I wouldn't shoot one unless she trashed the actual dress. I haven't shot one yet, so that tells you something...

Just like anything, it starts out with a purpose, TTD, but them turns into; fo buy a new dress for trashing because you don't actually want to TTD.

But, anyway, it looks fun. I've seen some really good work from these sessions.

I think I'm going to start a TTT session; that's trash the tux. ;)


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5/27/2008 7:08:40 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  At my catering facility, many wedding receptions have come and gone and I've never heard of "Trashing the Dress" until now.
(Our bride's and grooms have been known to get a little trashed though.

I found this on YouTube.


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5/28/2008 2:20:11 AM

 
Ronna D. Conseen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2007
  Thanks for the insight. I will try google-ing and see what I get. Some of the shots are gorgeous, but I still can't see ruining a $1000 dress. And some are SO much more expensive than that. I can see using a second dress for some of these shots. They are beautiful.


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5/28/2008 7:43:00 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  They should trash the dress after 7,13 or 20 years.


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5/28/2008 8:20:09 AM

 
Ronna D. Conseen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2007
  How many brides still fit their dresses after 10 years. I think maybe a 1 or 2 year anniversary would be really cool though.


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5/30/2008 2:19:42 PM

 
Molly A. Galloway   Personally I think it's dumb, but it's the "popular" thing to do now.


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6/18/2008 9:18:19 PM

 
Audrey Gambrel
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/10/2007
  I think it's a wonderful idea! I can't wait to have a shoot like that!


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6/19/2008 5:22:40 PM

 
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