Destination Wedding Ideas: Fun, Edgy, and Sexy Trash the Dress Shoots
Destination Wedding Ideas
Fun, Edgy, And Sexy „Trash The Dress‟ Shoots
Congratulations, you‟re soon to be married and
have chosen a wonderful destination
wedding! You‟ll be wishing to squeeze every last
drop of fun from your time in the sun, so let‟s look
at a fun destination wedding idea that you might
not have heard of in this blog.
Are you an „edgy‟ bride, looking for a unique way to
celebrate your wedding, or just love having fun? If
that‟s you then keep reading to learn all about
spectacular „Trash The Dress‟ wedding photo
shoots, and why they‟re a great idea for brides like
you who are celebrating their weddings in the sun!
What Is A „Trash The Dress‟ Photo Shoot?
I know what you‟re thinking, “Why would I want to
trash my wedding dress, are you crazy!?”
I‟m not. Seriously! This is a new wedding trend that
has started to become really popular as we search
for more and more creative and amazing ways to
get wedding pictures that both stand out, and we
can look back on with pride in years to come. After
all, we only get one shot to capture our special
moments around the time of our weddings, so it‟s
important to try something new!
In a „trash the dress‟ shoot the bride will usually
wear her wedding dress for one last time and head
outside to the beach, forest, or lakeside with a
Now it‟s time to trash the dress! Brides have a
chance to go crazy, tearing their wedding
dresses, splashing around in the mud and sand, and
swimming in the sea! Don‟t forget that the groom
should also get involved, and the happy couple can
have a lot of (very messy) fun with this!
This isn‟t just destruction of a beautiful wedding
dress for no reason, it goes deeper than that.
Anyone who‟s already married can probably testify
to the fact that it can be an overwhelmingly stressful
experience – I know mine was! If you‟re currently
planning your wedding then you may also agree!
So symbolically, the ability to go out there and trash
the dress is a kind of decompression, where you can
let out all of the stress that has perhaps built up
around your wedding and kick off your newly
married life with a really fun bonding experience
with your new husband!
Remember that the objective is also to be left with
pictures that are also really „edgy‟ and sexy, and
there won‟t be many of your friends that have
thought of this idea!
Trashing Your Dress During Your Destination
If your wedding is taking place at the beach then
the obvious choice is to get down to the shoreline
for a frolic in the sea! A great idea would be to start
the shoot in the afternoon and get more shots as
the sun starts to set. Here are a few ideas of the
kinds of shots you can go for:
Pictures of you and the groom in the sea, with
your skirt or train flowing out around you
Draw some romantic notes in the sand.
Roll around in the surf with your beloved!
Get a shot of you both walking into the sunset.
Of course, it‟s your shoot, and your rules, so I‟m
pretty sure there are hundreds more ideas that you
could try! Other brides choose to try an alternative
shoot where they don‟t actually damage their
dress, but pose in edgy environments like a
junkyard, or abandoned building.
You could also keep it pretty tame and conserve
your dress by getting some beautiful shots taken
amongst natural environments that you may find in
a destination wedding, such as palm trees, with
exotic flowers, and a stroll on the beach!
“OK, I‟m Sold On Trashing My Dress. Do I Just
Use My Wedding Dress That I Got Married
Hold your horses! Before your go wading off into the
sea in your designer gown worth thousands of
dollars, it‟s probably best to consider a cheaper
wedding dress for this kind of shoot.
If you have spent a reasonable amount on your
wedding dress then you won‟t want to destroy this
thing of beauty that you spent so long deciding on!
After all, you may wish to pass it down
to your daughter for her to wear someday.
The alternative is cheap wedding dresses that can
easily be found in on line stores.
These wedding dresses are still beautiful, but
because they‟re ordered from an on line store and
not a highly priced local bridal store, they‟re a lot
cheaper in price. There‟s no need to spend more
than $100 to $200 on a dress for a „trash the dress‟
shoot during your destination wedding!
As the bride the main thing isn‟t the price-tag, it‟s
whether you feel happy, comfortable, and beautiful in
whichever dress you happen to choose as these
pictures will last a life time.
“Do I Need To Hire A Professional
Photographer On My Destination Wedding?”
No. You certainly don‟t need to hire a
professional, although for the highest quality pictures
this would be the way to go. It could be very costly
to hire a photographer to join you on your
destination wedding, especially if you‟re abroad.
An alternative is to do it yourself! Most of us have a
camera that‟s good enough to capture truly lovely
shots these days, and so all you need to do is
search on line for more „trash the dress‟ picture
ideas which are readily available in places like
Google images. In this way you‟ll be inspired and
ready to take great pictures, rather than starting
from square one with no ideas.
Click this link to get inspired with some pics from
Google: Trash the dress pictures image search.
Over To You…
Would you like to try a „trash the dress‟ shoot on
your destination wedding? What kind of pictures
would you try? Would you use your original
wedding dress, or would you buy a cheaper one
just for the shoot?
About Adrian Leighton
Adrian Leighton is a bridal wear specialist and social
marketing manager for the formal dress and bridal
wear store OuterInner.com with a fresh perspective
on weddings. OuterInner.com specialise in low-
cost, hand-made occasions dresses for all kinds of
events, made to your specification and delivered
worldwide. Styles include light and
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