Post # 1
Bees – I need your recommendations. I refuse to buy a dress from a place that wont allow me to take pictures. My sister (maid of honor) lives abroad & just cannot be there with me while shopping. Furthermore, I cannot imagine spending $1000+ on a dress that I can’t see in a picture on me first.
Please let me know of any bridal salons in NYC/NJ area that allow pictures to be taken. So far, I’ve found only David’s Bridal & Lovely Bride (both strong contenders) but would love 1 or 2 more.
Post # 3
Alfred Angelo allows pictures, but I’m not from your area so I can’t suggest any specific local shops- sorry!
Post # 4
@hopscotch: i do… i do.. Bridal Store in Morristown New Jersey not only allows photos but they take their own, and will upload it to a pc while you are still in the dress (!!!!!!!!!!!!) to see how it photographs. AND they have a large front window so you can stand in an area of natural light – good for knowing how a dress will look outdoors.
They are wonderful, very helpful and have a great selection of accessories and shoes. The store *only* has bridal stuff, no bridesmaids, no evening wear, no mother of – dresses, so they have a very large selection at hand.
If you are going as far as central NJ I can recommend a few more stores down here.
I felt the same – no way would I buy a dress if I can’t see how it photographs.
Post # 5
Just call around and ask, thats what I did!
Post # 6
Thanks everyone for your responses. I wanted to post a follow up, as I have a decent list of places that allow photos:
East West Bridal in Secaucus
I Do, I Do in Morristown
Say I Do in Caldwell
Misses Dressy (in Long Island City)
And of course, all of the David’s Bridals!
I haven’t made a decision yet, but I will definitely be choosing a dress from one of these shops!
Post # 7
The nordstrom bridal boutique in the garden state plaza allows photos.
ETA: I got my dress at lovely and it was by far the best shop I went to. I went to 10 different shops.
Post # 8
David’s Bridal not only lets you take pics, but at the one I went to the saleslady offered to help me take the pics with my phone.
Post # 9
@hopscotch: pronovias, the white gown, gabriella, l’fay cymbeline, and the sample room in NYC also all allow pics