Trashing The Dress
- By Trish, posted on May 31st, 2011.
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I recently did a commentary show for The Style Network Called "Glamour Magazine's 25 Wedding Do's & Don'ts and in the process they actually listed Trashin' the Dress as a Don't...I have to say that I was a bit offended by that...not just because I Trashed my dress, but that they were assuming that the defintion of Trashing the dress was to rollin' in paint, going 4-wheelin' in your dress or lightin' it on fire!!
There is a lot of theories as to why women Trash Their Dresses...I'm gonna just tell you why it made sense for me. I come from divorced parents, so clearly wearing my Mama's wedding dress down the aisle didn't exactly scream, long lasting marriage or good karma...So I really thought about my experience with wedding dresses, and here's what I know...I've sold a ton of lovely wedding dresses (and I'm sure expensive in their day) at yard sales over the years or worse...them NOT selling and going on a charity truck! I've helped girlfriends over the years when they've called me and were all worked up because they didn't have room for the Ginormous preservation box that their dress had been "time capsuled into" but they were afraid to take it out because they didn't "want it to turn yellow" I knew that I didn't want that to be the fate of my dress...
When I found Del Sol Photography in Playa Del Carmen Mexico...I was HOOKED. I knew that I wanted my marriage, and my dress to be a one time thing. So I decided to talk to my husband about doing this adventure together...He loved the idea and I was so thrilled to have this experience together. It wasn't about destroying my dress or a lack of respect for marriage...It was about One Man. One Commitment. One Dress.
Just for the record my dress is fine...I had it dry cleaned and it's shrink wrapped and vacuum sealed (I can't stand all the space those big old boxes take up!) My husband and I decided, that if we are blessed enough to have a child, we'll have it made into their Christening gown someday. That way it will always stay a part of our family.
I know Trashing the dress isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I know it's the greatest memory we could have given each other..