with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
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Last month, I posted a photo of my husband and I on our wedding day on Instagram as part of the monthly photo challenge. In my description, I stated that I’ve always thought it would be neat to wear my dress again - I love it so much - and a fun idea would be to get a group of girlfriends together and go out for dinner in our dresses. As I usually do, I also sent the photo to Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr. Later that day, I had a stranger contact me via Flickr mail with the following message.
If you are ever planning to do a trash the dress shoot, so that you can wear your dress once again, please read the following:
I usually ask brides who have done a trash the dress shoot to help my charity work. I try to restore dresses used in a trash the dress shoot. I donate these dresses after restoring them to people in need.
They can’t afford to buy a dress for their wedding and I like to help them.
I hope this would be an idea to wear your wedding dress once more. If you are planning to get rid of the dress please contact me.
It’s a great cause, I guess, but found it odd that a stranger would ask me if I were planning on trashing my wedding dress, especially since I had said nothing about doing so. I wrote her back and told her that I had no desire to trash my dress or get rid of it. I have a daughter and while I don’t expect that she’ll wear it one day, I do think she may like to have it.
I know that trash the dress wedding shoots are somewhat popular, but it’s not something I want to do.
How about you? Would you/did you trash your wedding dress?
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