(Closed) Bridal shop not allowing photos

posted 5 years ago in August 2013
Post # 3
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Are there any other places you can try the dresses? Can you show her stock photos?

Post # 4
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5429 posts
Bee Keeper

@asscherlover:  stock photos aren’t the same on a real person… I don’t undcerstand why the banning of photos… such a silly rule if you ask me.

Post # 7
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1308 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you are 100% for sure you want one of the two dresses, offer to put a deposit down to ensure a sale. maybe they would let you take pics then?

Post # 8
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

They are worried about you using the photos you take to make a knock off dress. Its silly, but they’re trying to keep a sale. Once you have decided that you are definitely puchasing one of the two dresses (probably halfway through your apointment) I would tell them that you need your mom’s input to make a decision. I would tell them that you are willing to put down a deposit which will be applied towards your final choice  provided that you are able to take a few pictures of each one to show your mom. If they are still unwilling to budge I would have a friend take notes of what you love (and what you’re not sure about) about each one. Go through the notes with your mom. Even if she can’t see the dresses, she probably knows you well enough to figure out which one you’re leaning towards and guide you through the decision making process.

ETA: Maybe show your mom the dresses on real brides (there are a few if you do a google search. There might be someone with similar proportions to you which could be useful.

Post # 10
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You could also try on dresses by the same designers in other shops which allow photos to get an idea about whether you like that silhouette before committing to one of the two.

Post # 11
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7908 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Call and see if they will Skype your mom in. That’s whay I did.

Usually, the issue is the designer, not the salon. The salon is following the wishes of the designer.

Post # 13
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1580 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My mom lives far away too. I would call up places saying “I’d like to make an appointment” and they’d say ok, and get out the appointment book, and then I’d ask “Do you allow pictures? My mom lives far away and I want to let her see the dress” and they’d say no – we can’t really do that. And I’d say “ok, well then I’ll try somewhere else. Thanks”

I never had a store let me get off the phone. 🙂

But I suppose I might have just been lucky.

Post # 14
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425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t understand that rule either but both places I shopped had the same policy. My sister snuck a picture on her phone when the lady went to get another dress so you could try that. OR that you found a place with both dresses, if they allow pictures then it might be worth the drive. Make a fun day out of it with a friend.

I agree with @koi424, call and explain the situation to them. I went alone shopping because my mom lives out of state as well and they were taking pictures of me with all different angles so they might be willing to help. Good Luck!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think its silly for that policy. Grab a friend to go with you; kick out the saleslady under the pretense that you want to discuss the pros and cons of the dress with your friend with out the sales pressure her presence makes and snap a few pics with your iPhone.

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