One of the most common questions brides ask is what she should do with their dresses after the wedding. It’s a tricky one to answer considering it’s probably the most expensive dress you'll ever buy (yet will only wear once). Those who can’t bear to part with it prefer to preserve it for sentimental value or to pass on to their daughters while others take a more practical approach and either donate or sell it. But there’s a third option: trashing the wedding dress.
What Are "Trash the Dress" Photos?
"Trash the dress" photos are pictures taken after the wedding in which the bride essentially ruins her dress. It's a great way to have one final creative photoshoot while wearing your gown.
Whether you’re frolicking in the waves or tossing colorful smoke bombs, trashing the dress is a fun experience captured in a unique way. While many may gasp in horror at soiling a four-figure dress that carries sentimental value, there’s no denying that a trash the dress photoshoot makes for stunning (and equally memorable) photos.
Not convinced? Let the trash the dress photos ahead do the talking.
Run Along the Shore
If you’re not sold on completely trashing your dress, running along the shoreline is the perfect compromise. It playfully captures everyone’s favorite romantic date activity along with the pink hues of the setting sun, while only dirtying your hemline. All you'll need is a good dry cleaner to get rid of any potential water damage or dirt if you change your mind about trashing your dress afterward.
Light it Up
Shower each other in color with vivid powder smoke bombs. Bursts of vibrant orange add life and whimsy to this joyful couple.