Trash the Dress
Trash the Dress is a fun and exciting alternative to standard posed wedding pictures. Trashing the dress involves tearing or ripping the dress, or dirtying it up enough that it creates a dramatic transformation of your white gown into something grungy and unique. The tradition dates back to women's transition from a bride into a wife, allowing them a creative way to make more than one use of their dress. This can be achieved in a number of ways, and we're here to offer you tips and inspiration if it's something on your to-do list.
What is ‘Trash the Dress?’
Trash the Dress is a popular tradition that is gaining more and more traction over the years. The idea is to dirty the bride's wedding dress after the ceremony, so that the couple can not only have fun with the dress but also get more use out of it, instead of later storing it away in a closet. Trashing the dress doesn't have to mean destroying it, as it could simply include stepping into the mud with it, giving it a good tear, or skipping into the water with it to catch some stunning backdrop photos. Most of the time, the bride will then make an outfit change afterward or may have a separate dress set aside that they want to "trash" for photos.
The Trash the Dress trend is a popular way for the bridesmaids, bride, or groom to alter the dress once the ceremony has taken place. It’s an exciting way to begin your marriage, signifying that you’ve taken the next step as a bride and are now a wife. What better way to create exciting memories with your friends and family than by dirtying up your wedding dress, taking some great pictures, and laughing along the way? We can’t think of one!
The contrasting aesthetic that Trash the Dress photos offer is beautifully unique and appealing in its own right. On one hand, you have formal wedding photos were taken with your pristine white dress, while others can be taken with your dress ripped, torn, cut, or stained, alongside a backdrop that enhances you and your new title as a wife. The Trash the Dress photos are almost always taken after the formal ceremony so that the bride can have a combination of formal and informal wedding photos to choose from later on.
Unique photographs are the ultimate outcome of a Trash the Dress session. The point is to give you varying aesthetics that show your dress in a new light and provide one-of-a-kind photos for your guests and loved ones. These photos can later be framed, posted to your social media accounts, or used for loving memories of the fun you had trashing the dress together with your new spouse or guests. Unique photographs make for the best photo albums, memories, and even inspiration to future brides that want something out of the ordinary to posed pictures with pristine wedding dresses.