Post # 1
so what do u do when u try on dresses in a salon who will not let u take pics or refuses to give u the designer name or style of the dresses u tried on? i guess i cant consider those gowns since i cant see myself in them, or on a model or any pic, or even the price!
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Go to a different salon.
If they aren’t willing to tell you the information about the dress you don’t need to shop there. As for pictures– same thing, how can you get a good look at the back without a quick snap shot. I’d take my business elsewhere.
Post # 4
I understand them not letting you take photos until you buy a gown, but not giving you the info on the dress is really shady.
Post # 5
It’s illegal to hide the designer/style of a dress.
Post # 6
Yea I totally will not bring my business to a place that wont reveal the designer info. Most places I went to didnt allow photos unless you purchased it so I get that.
I went to a few questionable places. One place told me the gown was from their “private collection” and gave me some name I forget it what it was. Then I found the gown listed on their site clearance months later under mori lee. Another place would give fake dress names to the gowns. It was a Kenneth Pool but the nametag didnt match the website.
If they wont even give you the price then forget it. Thats the most important factor in dress shopping.
Post # 7
I can almost understand the no-pictures rule… since most of the time we don’t take great pictures when trying on dresses all clipped up with hair mussed: the pictures don’t tend to capture the “feeling” of the dress partucularly well.
But hiding the designer & style number is just shady. I would take my business elsewhere.
Post # 8
Not letting you take pictures is pretty common and understandable. They should always tell you the designer/style # if you ask, though.
Post # 9
There are quite a few salons that do that. And I get it. There are a lot of brides that will go use up the consultants time, try on dresses with zero intent to buy it there, and then find it online for cheaper. But that’s why they’re cheaper…because they didn’t have to pay a consultant or rent space for you to try on dresses!
Although I am not sure what you mean that you don’t know the price. How are you supposed to order it if you don’t know the price? I’m sure they’ll tell you if you ask. Also, a lot people sneak in cell phone pics while they’re in the dressing room. Have your mom or bridesmaid just snap quick photos without flash.
Post # 10
If I can’t take pictures, or know the designer or style of a gown, I will not bring them my business. The only reason this kind of behavior has gone on for so long is because brides have allowed it to. If we all refused to buy from stores that treated us this way, they certainly wouldn’t be able to get away with it.
Post # 11
they said that the designer will not let them let ppl take pics, and mostly i was trying on maggie sotteros (i think) and it struck me as weird because i took pics of maggie sotteros at other salons, so… that was weird. i can kind of see how they dont want u trying on the gown at their salon, and then going to buy it somewhere else or online. ya i can see that. but really? like i tried on 8 dresses there and really really liked a couple, like they would be top contenders (at least i remember feeling that way in the salon) but the more time passes the more mad it makes me and the less i feel affected by those gowns. cuz i cant really remember what they even looked like. so i cant see how they can keep much business that way.
Post # 12
There was one store that wouldn’t allow me to take photos of the dress and because of that in that “last minute” decision of which dress I should buy I ended up going with the one that was fresh in my mind and the other store lost my business.
Post # 13
I tried on Maggie Sotteros and was allowed to take pics if I wanted. It was definitely not the designer.
I went to a smaller salon in the high-end area near me, and they were the most open about letting me take pics. You might want to try visiting a smaller salon in your area that only has one or two stores.
Post # 14
Meh I just had my mom take sneaky cell phone pictures. Not letting you take photos is BS. And I wouldn’t even deal with the places that won’t tell you a designer. That is ridiculous.
Post # 15
They won’t give you the details of the dress? And won’t allow you to take pictures? I would just go eslewhere. Every salon i have ever been to allowed me to take pics and the tags listed all the designer info, or the consultant would tell me about the dress.
If it wasn’t for pics of me in my fave 2 dresses I wouldn’t have ever been able to pic, you don’t want to waste their time even more to constantly go and try on the same dresses just to decide.
Post # 16
ya i think i wont go back there. at first the lady acted like there were no lace dresses under 2 grand, and so i refused that and then she said 1500 and i sort of refused that, and she finally said ok ill see what we got. sure enough there were plenty in the 1 grand to 1500 range, but i just dont know who made em, or what styles they were, or how much exactly. when i asked the consultant, she said she couldnt tell me any of that info. i guess i shouldve looked at the tags more, but i was just so overwhelmed with it being the first day ive ever tried on gowns. i couldnt even eat lunch. so i wonder if i could email them and ask for the details or call or something.
oh well screw them, i cant see them keeping clients.