About Trash the Dress

No real dresses were harmed in making of any of these images.

Sometimes called Drown the Gown, Trash the Dress or Rock the Frock, the outcome for the dress is usually the same.

Boxing up the wedding gown for posterity is a bit passé. In a departure from tradition, some brides are celebrating the end of their wedding by trashing their dresses after the ceremony.

Now that the wedding is over, you have two choices of what to do with the dress. You can suffocate it in a plastic bag and hope that your daughter will want to wear it in 20 years, or you can put it back on and have some fun.

But…most of the time, these are not actually the dress the bride wore on their wedding day anyway, but a wedding dress they bought just to do this shoot.

It’s easy to find inexpensive dresses on Craigslist, or at the Goodwill store. Men often wear a pair of inexpensive black slacks a white shirt, something that simulates wedding attire. This is total fantasy.

Because this is not the real dress, we can also photograph these before the wedding. Brides sometimes have prints made before the wedding and display them at the wedding reception.

The best images are shot only at certain times of day on the beach. Very early or very late and very near dark at both times.

It’s always a ton of fun for the bride and groom, and a perfect opportunity to add a different style to your wedding photos.