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5 Outrageous Trash the Dress Photos

From food fights to paint-throwing frenzies, here are some of the most extreme "rock the frock" sessions we’ve seen.

By The Editors of TheKnot.com Jul 27, 2012 1:47PM
The Dirty Duo
This couple got down and dirty (literally) with a photo session in the mud.
Photo: AltF Photographe/John Michael Cooper

The Graffiti Artists
Here's a bold one for your wedding album. Start a paint war and you’ll really add a splash of (permanent) color to your dress.  
Photo: Marcin Labedzki

The Dessert Lovers
Who says you can’t be too sweet on each other? These newlyweds doused each other in ice cream toppings to unwind after their picture-perfect day. 
Photo: Krystal Healy Photography

The Glitter Bride
Deck your dress out in eye-popping hues -- add a little sparkle and you’ll really shine through. 
Photo: Rebekah Hoyt Photography

The Deep Sea Divers
Hold your breath and go for a memorable dip under the sea -- just make sure you find an adventurous photographer to capture the moment!
Photo: Cancun Studios

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Aug 15, 2012 8:38PM
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I'm spending $700 on a preowned Watters dress and I would never dream of ruining it. To me $700 is a lot of money for one dress! I plan on saving it to pass along should I have a daughter someday. I don't have a Mom and don't get to experience recieving heirlooms like that so I'd like to at least experience the giving end someday. 
Aug 17, 2012 5:40PM
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Instead of trashing donate the gown. If you don't care whats happens to it after your "special day" then let someone who does not have a grand or more to spend on one use it. Better yet have the bridesmaids donate theirs too.They won't be worn again either. Make someone elses day "special." in this world of disposable everything lets get back to reusing and not TRASHING our ONE and ONLY PLANET.
Aug 16, 2012 5:04PM
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Amazing the list of silly rituals that are required to get married now. From the over the top "marry me" scene, showers, bachelors parties, wedding, and now trash the dress. Soon to be followed by all the nasty "I'm pregnant and almost naked" photos. Seems like getting married now is all about the process, while ignoring the concept.
Aug 1, 2012 3:46PM
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I really don't like this trend-- it seems *aggressively* wasteful.
Aug 19, 2012 10:57PM
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I just want to say "to each his own"! It's their money and if they want to trash the gown and suit, so be it. Although I do like the idea of one person's comment, which was to donate to someone who can't afford to buy a nice wedding gown.

Aug 14, 2012 3:16AM
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This is no more wasteful than letting your $3,000 dress sit in your closet until you die.
Aug 16, 2012 4:45PM
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My friend and her husband took beautiful underwater pictures in her "trash gown" but what I don't think most people on here realize is a lot of these "trash gowns" weren't their actual wedding dresses but second-hand or much cheaper dresses bought just for these pictures.  

And to the haters - if these brides can afford to trash an expensive gown and have no regrets about it later in life - not your problem.  
Aug 3, 2012 7:48PM
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Trashing the dress goes right in hand with the divorce trend in the US...

I dont like either of the ideas.

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