Thursday, January 29, 2009

Trash the Dress Anyone?

Ok so maybe not to the extremes of the picture above, but my awesome photographer will be doing a trash the dress/ day-after shoot of me and Mr. Golden. I'm not sure if everyone is familiar with this, but it is basically where you get to take some artsy, out of the norm, pictures that you normally wouldn't dare to do on your wedding day for fear of ruining your dress.

Unlike the name, these photo shoots are not literally taken the day after the wedding. It is usually done after the honeymoon. Some people use their real dress, but I have been warned by Golden Mom {who's paying for my dream gown}, that only when hell freezes over will I be able to trash my gown {her words exactly}!

Sooo friends, I will be on the search for a second wedding dress {not to be confused with changing into a second dress at the reception, because I won't be doing that}. As some of you already know, my real dress is going to be custom made. For my second dress though, I want something already on a hanger. And of course, I will NOT be showing my real dress to anyone before the wedding, but I'm willing to share what I have in mind for a second dress.

I want something completely different from what I would normally go for. I love mermaid and fitted gowns but would never consider them as real options because I personally do not feel like a bride in them. But they are perfect for what I would need them for:
Images seen on: Project Wedding

So now I am on the quest for a beautiful but inexpensive second dress. Still to come: inspiration pictures of day after shoots.

Is anyone else considering trashing a dress?



Blogger My Dream Ring said...

NOT me! I just can't see me doing something like that. I love to look at the pics though.

January 29, 2009 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Katy said...

We are. 90% of the time to dress can be cleaned or restored to its original state... as long as you aren't playing in the mud, paintball or cutting it up.

I considered purchasing another dress, but there are so many other types of things that you can do that wouldn't even destroy it.

Take for instance one that our engagement photographer did:

There's a few bridal ones in there, as well.

January 29, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Goldie said...

Thanks for this inspiration pictures Katy! I'm glad to hear that someone else is considering them! But I will definitely need another dress because I plan on getting pretty dirty! ;-)

January 29, 2009 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger jemmessica said...

I will be doing a little of it... we had our engagement pictures done at the fair, so we're going back there and doing a bride/groom shoot! I'm so excited!

January 29, 2009 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Jonezy said...

We may do some different and interesting shots, not destroying my dress-- but I don't mind is if gets a little dirty after the reception.

That bride on fire picture is crazy! lol

January 29, 2009 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Lisa Michelle said...

Whoa..had me worried there for a minute. It's the "In" thing to do these days. I'll be looking forward to seeing your pics.

January 29, 2009 at 1:27 PM  

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