Rock the frock or trash the dress is a new and upcoming style of photography where brides, after their weddings, destroy their dresses in extreme places such as on a beach, cliff or roof top. It is usually carried out in a highly artistic and symbolic form. The idea is that brides then have these pieces of artwork printed and put on their walls. Here at Guides for brides we think that it is a waste of a good dress. Recycling wedding dresses and second hand bridal gowns are the only option for some brides on a budget to get their dream dress. Also, without handing wedding dresses down through the ages we would not have the stunning vintage wedding dresses which we love so much!
The photo booth at our Summer Wedding Fair on Sunday proved to be a huge hit with brides and exhibitors and we would encourage anyone with a little bit left in their budget to hire one for their wedding day.
Almost everyone at the Fair dived behind the booth’s black curtain at some point during the day to pull funny faces at the screen, taking away with them a memento of the day; a printed postcard with their photos and a pre-programmed line of text – in this case details of the wedding fair, but for a wedding it might be the wedding date and the couples’ names.
The best bit? After the wedding, and unbeknown to guests, the bride and groom are given a DVD including all the images!