Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wait, wait... Don't trash that dress!

The "Trash the dress" fad had been around for a few years now, and although I understand the creative concept behind it, I could never get past the idea of ruining a wedding gown. Seemed a little odd to me not just because of the expense and labor that goes into producing these dresses, but all the thought that goes into selecting the gown. A gorgeous gown can inspire the whole tone of your wedding day. Seems a shame to just toss it aside.

Earlier this year Brides a la mode was made aware of an organization that helps women and men who are losing their battle with breast cancer, Brides Against Breast Cancer. You can donate your gown and bring a moment of joy into the world of someone for whom a cure is too late. Brides Against Breast Cancer has over 32 shows all over the country, providing these brides with a beautiful choice of gowns at significant savings. More information can be found at their website www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org .

If care is used, artistic photographs can still be shot while preserving the integrity of the gown. Why not pass it on to another eager bride?

Cathy Dietz


  1. This is a great post Cathy! We never ruin gowns in our day after sessions, most of the time the gown is cleaner!

  2. Your day after sessions are done very well Monica. My biggest problem with the "trash the dress" sessions is that although I've seen some KILLER examples, most I see are done very poorly. The brides look akward and unnatural. Just like in modeling, it takes a certain bride to be able to pull it off.