Many brides have their dresses professionally packed away where they sit for 20
or 30 years in the hope that the daughter or a niece or someone else will have
the same taste as the original bride and wear the dress.Many posters
object to the idea of the bride destroying the dress because it could be donated
to others.Although there is something to be said for passing the
dress down or donating it and allowing someone access to something they would
not otherwise be able to afford, why is it a bride's responsibility to make
her dress, her day, and her memories about someone else?I realize a
lot of you may think this is a selfish idea - but if a wedding day is as special
as so many claim, why should she not be allowed a little selfishness? The whole
idea of a wedding is based on selfishness - why draw the line at what happens to
Dumbest idea ever.
Thank goodness this wasn't a fad during my mother's time as a bride.
My grandmother had my mother's wedding dress professionally packed away.
The dress even miraculously survived a house explosion! 22 years later we
unpacked the dress for my wedding and it was as white and beautiful as the day
my mother wore it. It was a wonderful tribute to my mother and it saved a lot
of money. We do live in a free society where people have the freedom to do as
they wish to a certain extent and I'm not trying to be critical of
others' choices. I am just grateful that my mother's dress was around
for me and is still there for my daughters or nieces or future generations, not
in flames in a photograph.
Why not donate the dress? You will feel a whole lot better about helping
someone else than "proclaiming" personality - with destruction?
We are increasingly a society of people who want attention heaped on us and will
go to weird selfish, destructive extremes to get it.
For me, its seems to be commentary on the state of modern marriage, devalued and
under-appreciated. This act appears to be driven by social media, but to each
her own. They have the freedom to act out in a public display for notoriety,
fame, or a demonstration of their invincibility. I first thought of
the sling-shot bride phenomena detailed in the desnews the other week. In our family, all of the young single granddaughters recently posed in their
grandmother's wedding dress, for a collage portrait given to the their
grandmother on her 50th anniversary.
The wastefulness is appalling. Give the dress to someone who can't afford
one if you don't want it anymore!
Stupid. The whole idea of "Trash the Dress" is stupid! Why would
anyone want to "trash" a dress that is, #1 very expensive, and #2 that
represents the most beautiful day of your life, thus far! It makes no sense.
If you did it, then you were really sold a bill of goods....
I guess that makes more sense than just leaving your dress hanging in your
closet for the next 70 years, but I'd think burning it would be more
appropriate if you were celebrating a divorce.
Why not donate the dress to a second-hand store? There are many young women who
would love to have such a dress for their special day, but can't afford
Brave Sir Robin--they are trashed after the wedding.
Now I'm convinced the world has gone completely stark raving mad. . .
Shouldn't these women be free to be photographed as they wish? Whether
it's with the fresh dress, distorted dress, or no dress. It's their
choice and they should have artistic license to do this.Personally,
I think it's very clever.
I don't understand - don't you take the wedding pictures before the
wedding? That's what I did. So why would you want to trash the dress
before the big day?
Depending on the bride (of course) I'd love to see one involving a
wood-chipper. Actually my sister in law did her bride's
pictures in snow, and they turned out looking amazing. She looked like the
icequeen she is... :)
I think the word you wanted is extinguished not distinguished.