A wedding is the most beautiful of affairs. Whether planned in years, months, or days, after the vows have been said, the cake has been eaten, and the toasts have been made, one question inevitably remains: What should be done with this dress? You could pay a dry cleaner to preserve the dress so you can store it in your closet on the off chance that you need it down the road, you could sell it for a fraction of what you paid, or you could have some fun and “trash the dress”. If dress “trashing” sounds right up your ally, here are 5 ideas to maximize your fun:
Let it Rain
When romping about in your wedding day finery, water is enemy. But when “trashing” the dress is your goal, a little sprinkling might be just what you need. Make the most of a wet wedding day or find your favorite fountain and let it shower you with happiness. After all, what could be more romantic than kissing in the rain?
Bring in the Munchkins
Children make the most beautifully creative messes. Let them turn your dress into an original work of art. Give them finger paints to add their hand prints to your dress or direct their havoc with a more specific drawing assignment. Sure your dress won’t stand a chance against their fervor, but isn’t that half the fun?
Stop and Smell the Roses
Flowers are dirty and the ground is covered in a myriad of dress ruining dangers, but if your goal is to “trash” your dress, a field of shamrocks, a bed or roses, or any other attractive collection of foliage can yield loads of lovely images for your album. Simply find flowers, lay down, and let the fun begin.Embrace
Your Inner Dork
Get the wedding party in on it and create your own, unique scenes without fear for the dress. Break out the pale makeup and fake carnage for a zombie photo shoot. Modify and accessorize to create an elf wedding or a Star Trek holodeck drama or Jedi-style light saber battle. The only limit is your creativity.
Create a Keepsake
On your wedding day, everyone wants to bombard the happy couple with clichés, advice, and various witticisms. By giving pens to friends and family, they can permanently emblazon their sentiments onto your wedding dress, creating a unique keepsake to look back on and share for years to come.
Part of the charm of this trend is its versatility. The sky is the limit. Just be sure to bring your photographer to record your wedding day high jinks!