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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:36 PM
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Brides trash their wedding gowns
If you think confetti is the most mess a bride should confront in her wedding dress then look away now...

A 'trash the dress' craze is laying waste to bridal dresses in dozens of inventive ways once the marriage ceremony is over.

Brides are choosing to ruin their gowns by burning them, swimming in the sea, rolling in mud and even paint-balling them and many have posted the destruction on YouTube.

In fact, the practice has become so popular that canny businesses are competing to offer 'alternative' wedding photography services to cash in.

The trashing craze began in Los Angeles in the US and has spread across the Pacific to Australia.

'I thought it would be a good way of getting some really different and awesome photos,' said Loren Vincent, 27, of Sydney, who wore the dress under her favourite waterfall in the nearby Blue Mountains.

'I figured, I'm not going to wear the dress again, and thought that if I ever had a daughter, fashions change so much that she might not want to wear the same one.'

Photographer Adam Cavanagh said: 'The clients want more of a fashion shoot, rather than the standard family photo album.

'They are after something they will really remember.'
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=...
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:40 PM
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1. His photographs are quite beautiful
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:40 AM
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12. i like that one, too
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:14 PM
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2. My mom made my wedding dress
No way was I going to trash it.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:12 PM
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4. Mine cost $40 at Ross.
Considering how long the marriage lasted, I overspent. ;)

My Mom made my prom dress though. :D
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:18 PM
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6. I have mine preserved
Pretty sure my daughter won't wear it, but she has the option to if she would like.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:20 PM
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7. I leave mine in a crumpled ball in the closet, hoping the laundry pissing cat will get it.
Not that I'm bitter. ;)
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:08 PM
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3. Good
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:18 PM
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5. There are so many young women out there looking for beautiful dresses and unable to
afford them. Why can't the ladies who can afford them donate them to thrift shops or the Salvation Army? :(
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galledgoblin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:21 PM
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9. plenty do
but I don't mind those who aren't going to doing this. many just leave theirs in a box for decades, which is fine, and this is just an alternative to that.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:23 PM
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10. My daughter donated her dress.
I thought it was a great thing to do, because the proceeds from the sales of the donated dresses benefited breast cancer research.

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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:29 PM
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14. I got mine at a resale shop for 100 bucks
no alterations too, amazingly. It fit perfect.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:21 PM
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8. Haruka and I almost did this
We ended up not having the time to do it.
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jane_pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:27 PM
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11. I think some of the pictures I've seen of this look really neat, but
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 09:27 PM by jane_pippin
I don't think I could do it.

It does look like fun though.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:54 PM
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13. I wore my mother's dress
man would she have been pissed! :grr:
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:39 PM
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15. my lovely bride trashed hers the old fashioned way
with cake, booze, and dancing.
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