Greek Wedding

Global Weddings

If you’re going to get married somewhere as beautiful as Greece, you’ve just got to schedule a ‘trash the dress’ shoot. Never heard of it before? Well, it takes place the day after your wedding and you literally trash your wedding dress by covering it in paint, rolling around in flowering fields with your fiancรฉ, or my personal favorite, swimming in the ocean. Obviously you need to weigh the pros and cons before destroying your wedding dress…

Pros: You’ll look like a model and you’ll end up with pretty amazing pictures.

Cons: You ruin your dress.

My vote? Trash the dress (sort of). If you’re anything like me, you won’t ever fit into your wedding dress again anyway so make another bride in need happy by donating it. You can always buy a cheaper, ‘won’t make you sink to the bottom of the ocean’ white dress for the shoot.

Great bridal gown donation sites: Brides Against Breast Cancer (scroll to bottom for ‘donate gown’ link), Donate my Wedding Dress, I Do Foundation, The Brides Project.

trash the dress in Greece

photo credits: bride and groom, Santorini wedding chapel, bouquet, Santorini view, table setting, underwater ‘trash the dress shot,’ greek wedding soup (with recipe).

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. that ocean view is spectacular….I’m really liking these “Global weddings” boards! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Gorgeous, Sara! I love the idea of Greece for a wedding – the only thing missing is the Abba soundtrack (hehe – I’ve seen Mamma Mia too many times). The “trash the dress” makes me want to cry, but I guess like you said, you could buy a cheap substitute to take those gorgeous under the sea pics!

    • LOL thank you SO MUCH for the Abba song comment, because now it’s going to be in my head ALL DAY! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I’m all for buying a cheaper dress! I may never wear mine again but it’s getting preserved for future generations. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Who did your pictures? Im trying to find a local photographer but no luck. Please