Past generations will tell you to hang on to your wedding dress after your wedding, to pass it along to your daughter or simply have as a keepsake. But as we near 2010, many old traditions are being re-invented or thrown out completely to suit the modern bride. Instead of storing your dress and never using it again, why not have a "Trash Your Dress" session with your photographer and videographer?
The concept can be fun and it produces incredibly creative photos and/or video. Basically, you would schedule a time with your photographer and/or videographer, brainstorm an idea as to how you want to trash your dress, and then go from there. There are endless possibilites as to how you can "trash" your dress.
"Why" trash the dress, you might ask? Again, the reality is you may never use it again, and if you ever need to remember how you looked in it, you will have countless photos and video of your wedding day. But it is also no limits, unlike the day of your wedding. The "shock" and the thrill of doing something that you are not traditionally "supposed" to do can be a very memorable experience.
Your personality can really come through depending on how you choose to trash your dress. Ask your photographer if they have done a "Trash the Dress" session before and ask to see some samples. Here is a Trash the Dress Video that explains a bit about how it may come together.
Don't like the idea of trashing your dress? How about selling your wedding dress instead?
Tom Santilli has been in the Detroit wedding industry since 2002, and in that time has established himself as one of the top in his field. His company, Complete Video Solutions , was named as the #1 Best Wedding Videographer in Detroit by local brides and Channel 4 FIVE consecutive years and is currently inducted into TheKnot.com's "Vendor Hall of Fame." He also has won several awards for his wedding production, and is a member of WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association.) As the Detroit Wedding Examiner, he has helped hundreds of brides with their weddings, with a local knowledge not found anywhere else. Being in the industry for so long, he is an expert in all areas of wedding planning, not just videography. He welcomes your questions, article suggestions, or feedback, and he can be reached