Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Wedding Tradition?

On Sunday, John and I took a trip back to Peace Valley Park, so I could get some changing leaves  and great sunsets photos.   I did get some lovely shots, like these...  (click on any of the photos below to get a bigger and better view and some good details)

Then, I saw this...

WHAT?????  Is she really wearing a wedding gown???

My sister told me that apparently this is the new thing to do after your wedding.  Ruin your wedding gown in a fun way, because you're never going to wear it again.  Brides jump in mud puddles and other crazy things (like roll around in a cold lake) .

I can't imagine my daughter doing this after her wedding, especially after all the money she spent to purchase her gown.  (she won't and I'm sure you'll see a comment from her confirming this!!)

I, myself, had my wedding gown preserved, in case one of my daughters wanted to wear it when they got married.  I should have realized when I married a man who was 6'2" tall (and I'm 5' maybe) that chances were, any daughter I had would be taller than me (Gina is 5'3" and Dani is 5'5")

Here's a blast from the past!   My brother, Michael and me on my wedding day in 1981.  Michael gave me away because my Dad had passed on the year before.  I paid $250 for my dress, which probably equates to about $1,000 in today's dollars.  I can't imagine ruining this lovely dress!

Anyway, I Just thought it was nuts!  To ruin a perfectly good dress, even if you don't plan to wear it ever again.  Maybe a future daughter might!  Or use the material to make a First Communion dress or a Baptismal gown.


Kathy said...

What??? Ruining a wedding dress is the most ridiculous thing I've heard of lately! What a waste...

So glad to hear that your hubby got a good report at the doctor's office! Great news!

lisleman said...

There is whole industry out there preserving wedding gowns for big bucks. This could be bad news for them.
As I was looking at the details of the pictures, the thought crossed my mind that perhaps they met at a wet t-shirt contest.

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Sorry ladies, paying $1000 for a dress is ridiculous. You won't wear it again and you may or may not have a daughter and may or may not have a daughter that will want to wear it.

Sorry be a downer but what a complete waste of money. $1,000 down on a house. A cruise. Honeymoon. A dress? No.

Go ahead, defend yourselves.

RecoveringActor said...

The trend is called "Trash The Dress" and it even has its own website! I do know a few brides that wil preserve their wedding gown, and then buy a second one that is preowned, or from the $99 rack and trash that, but frankly I think the whole thing is stupid.

The Retired One said...

It sure does sound crazy..but I bet if you polled brides on their 35th (and on) anniversary, the wedding dresses were never reworn and yellowed in some box in the attic...might as well do something creative with it while you can enjoy it?

The Retired One said...

BTW, your photos were wonderful!!

Joanne said...

Hi Joanie-- totally agree with you, my dress is still wrapped but not preserved I think I should donate it to some local drama club.
Thanks for dropping by and another big thanks for sharing your pictures.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh, I don't think so. That's crazy.... And this couple doesn't look like they're having all that much fun. Sheesh.

You were a lovely bride.

xo jj