Trash the dress, TTD, or Rock the Frock. All are names we are hearing in the world of weddings for brides to consider the day after they say “I Do”. TTD emerged roughly around 2006-2007 and has been gaining popularity ever since. It is a great consideration if you aren’t sure about what to do with your dress after the big day.
Would you wear your mother’s circa 1970′s dress?
Some girls are deciding to not take the dress to cleaners to have it preserved. Let’s face it, the dress is cleaned, treated, and put in a cardboard box… then what? Yes, most people at the time of decision-making dream of keeping their dress so if they have a daughter they can wear it on their wedding day. A nice thought, in theory, but how often does this happen? If I hadn’t gotten a hold of my mother’s dress and taken a pair of scissors to it when I was 7 to play dress-up, I still wouldn’t have worn it. Not doing any discredit to my mothers’ taste, but it was a typical 70′s fashion and not my style!
Show off your personal style
Trashing the dress is an amazing opportunity to show off personal style, either by yourself or as a couple. You need a good photographer who is creative and allows you to express yourself artistically. This is your chance to have fun! Dress your look up with fun accessories, like some flashy jewelry, hats, or shoes. TTD doesn’t necessarily have to involve frolicking in the ocean waves or jumping into a lake. Let’s face it, not all of us have these environments at our disposal. Alternative choices: the woods, a salvage yard, the county fair, a farm, or even puddle jumping after a rainy day. It’s up to you!
Add to that amazing wedding album
By completing a trash session you will have another amazing album to show family and friends. This one will be more you as a couple because you will be able to incorporate items that represent you and your husband. Now when you bring out the wedding photos to share memories, you will have a collection that will knock the socks off everyone! Let me see your work!