2017 Trash the Dress

The 3rd Annual Trash the Dress competition is an opportunity you don’t want to miss – bridal parties and business teams alike.

One wedding dress will be donated to each of the six teams courtesy of Audra’s Bridal Gallery in Downtown Rapid City. Participants can dye it, paint it, throw dirt all over it, add ridiculous accessories, rip it, or even burn it! Let your imagination run wild. The only condition being, that the dress is returned in a recognizable fashion. In other words, the dress can look as “beautifully terrible” as you wish, but it still needs to be a dress.

A prize will be given out for dress receiving the most “money votes” based on funds raised at the following two events:

  • Main Street Square Concert Series on Thursday, August 3rd from 6-9PM
  • [Love]2 Bridal Fair at Main Street Square on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 2:30PM (Must be present to win.)

Each dress will be assigned a money donation box at each event. Teams are asked to interact with the public to promote “money votes” with donations going towards supporting a local charity. This year the organization selected to receive the donations is Mommy’s Closet. The money will be awarded at the [Love]2 Bridal Fair. There are 3 dresses for bridal teams and 3 for local business teams up for grabs. Dresses are reserved on a first come first serve basis, so hurry in to Audra’s Bridal Gallery to claim your dress.

How to Win

  • Be Creative! The more eye-catching, the better!
  • Tell your friends and family all about it.
  • Share your featured post on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram and more.
  • Encourage your fans to attend the events and vote.


  • Cost is $50 for brides and $150 for businesses
  • Dresses must be returned to Audra’s Bridal Gallery by Friday, July 28 at 5:00 p.m.
  • A minimum of 3 photos (before, during, after) are required from each dress participant. These photos will be used on social media and you will be featured on Black Hills Bride’s Facebook page. Photos should be sent to: jenna@egmrc.com by Friday, July 28, 2017. *Gowns must be trashed, yet still identifiable as a wedding dress.