Monday September 20, 2010
Untraditional Wedding Photos
The average cost of a wedding dress in the United States ranges from $900 to $1,300 (depending on the source). After spending that much (or in a lot of cases, more) money on your gown, what do you do with it after wedding is over? You’ve only worn the dress for a few hours, so it’s practically brand new!
Most brides get it dry cleaned, packaged in a box and keep it in their closet for some possible future purpose. If you thought beyond your wedding day when you were shopping for your gown, you might have bought a dress that you could potentially wear again. The more savvy (and less sentimental) bride will resell hers and recoup some of the cost of her dress. And, if you got your dress for a bargain, you could probably even make some money off your dress!
A growing number of brides though, have chosen to trash their dress. Rather than letting it collect dust, these brides slip back into their wedding gowns (days, weeks, months or even years after their wedding), travel to very unbridal-like locations and channel their inner fashion model.
While others are willing to take more risks and possibly sacrifice their dresses for beautiful pictures.
A lot of brides commune with nature in one way or another.
Getting wet (either in a fountain, the ocean, a lake, a swamp, etc.) figures prominently in quite a few of these sessions.
And some take “trash the dress” (as the trend is called) literally. They get down and dirty and render their dress almost unrecognizable.
Wherever they are and whatever they’re doing, it’s all about getting great pictures of brides having fun in their wedding dresses. The results can be truly stunning.
What about you? Would you “trash your dress” or would you rather box it up and save it for posterity?