I saw this story on the news a few days ago. Seems like the latest in self expression is to take your wedding dress and drag it through the water, snow and mud to create unique images of you and your dress. There is a blog dedicated to the art form, as well as many photographers and women joining the cause. No doubt these images are hauntingly beautiful but I still can't get past the circumstances of the dress. The thought behind doing it as explained on the blog is that since you will never wear the dress again, and your daughter most likely will wear her own - that this is the ultimate in commitment by showing your husband that you have no further need for a wedding dress.
I am certain mine will never be worn again but I like thinking that its in its box as prisitine as it was on our day. I have "visited" it only once in the last eleven years but for some reason it gives me comfort to know it's there. It's funny because although I take joy from my posessions I am not overly sentimental.
What do you think? If you are happily married have you "trashed your dress" or considered doing so in the name of art? To show your husband that you are totally committed? Or is this just another commentary on our disposable society. What are your thoughts?