inspiration for trashing your wedding dress

After months of planning your dream wedding day and pulling it off to perfection (with maybe a few hiccups along the way), you can’t believe it’s all over. The post-wedding blues are all too true and many brides are left wondering what to do, particularly with their wedding dress. Well, have you ever considered trashing your dress? Let us explain!

This modern-day tradition is taking the world of weddings by storm and brides are absolutely loving getting involved. It’s fun, it means you can wear your wedding dress again and you’re going to get even more fabulous photographs to add to your wedding collection. It sounds like a no brainer, right?

If this sounds right up your street, take a look at 10 of the most dramatic ‘Trash the Dress’ shots we could find. From paint-splattered gowns to dips in the sea, we think you’re going to love these ideas…

How to trash the dress

Images: Left via Wedding Chicks by Janet Moscarello Photography | Right via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings by Hba Photography

We love the thought of having a paint fight in your wedding dress – taking it from white to bright! You’ll get some lovely shots of you both laughing and having a wonderful time, and your gown is going to look completely unique in an array of different colours. You could also use glitter or sequins for a sparkling touch.

inspiration to trash the dress after your wedding

Images: Left via Weddbook by Simply Jessie | Right via Green Wedding Shoes by Alice Mahran

Smoke-bombs and powder paint can create some truly incredible photographs and they look amazing against the contrast of a white wedding dress. Opt for a selection of colours and ask your photographer to capture some images after the big day. You’ll be able to treasure them forever and it’ll also be brilliant fun for you and your hubby.

trash the dress ideas

Images: Left via The Knot by Beautiful Day Photography | Right via Vivid Images

If you’re both an outdoorsy couple with a love of the ocean, why not take a dip in the sea with your wedding dress? You can do it with your partner to get some fabulous underwater shots or do it alone and get some beautiful shots of your gown in the water. Alternatively, you could take the plunge and jump into the sea together!

will you trash your wedding dress?

Images: Left via Bride Heaven | Right via Sakura Photography

If you’re a bohemian or festival-loving bride, why not take your dress to the great outdoors and get muddy! A post-wedding woodland photoshoot with your dress is an easy way to trash it and you’ll have an absolute blast doing it too.

trash the dress inspiration

Images: Left via Smashing the Glass by Susan Stripling | Right via Weddbook (as before)

As you can see, there are some fun and fabulous ways to trash the dress and it gives you a good excuse to wear your gown all over again… just for different reasons!

Written by Lottie Dainton


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