(Closed) Allowed to take pictures/Not allowed to take pictures

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

They don’t want you to look for the dress elsewhere.  It’s also why some places cut out the tags, too.

Post # 4
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5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haven’t figured out the reason yet. All the stores I went in told me straight-up what designer and style number the dress was, yet wouldn’t let me take a picture ofme in it.

It is illegal for stores to cut out tags, see this thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/bridal-shops-who-cut-out-tags

Post # 6
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13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah – I’ve never really understood that policy.  Most brides are looking at multiple dresses that may not all be in the same shop and they want to compare.  Or they want to show family and friends who were unable to come shopping with them.

Personally, I think the stores who won’t let you take pictures are just on a power trip.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I never could have made a decision without pictures!  Actually, I’m a multi-dress bride so I would have made even worse decisions:)

Luckily, most of places I went to had no policy against it.  If I am making a purchase of hundreds or even thousands of dollars, I’ll take whatever pictures I want!  If that’s a problem, I would just take my money elsewhere.

Post # 9
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5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

The dress shop that I ordered from told me that they signed something with the designer stating that they would’nt allow pictures. She told me that she would “look away” if we wanted to snap some, but I didn’t have my camera. lol

Post # 10
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436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

The stores that let me take pictures just seemed more helpful and friendlier.  When I got to a store that didn’t let me take pictures, it didn’t make me want to consider any of their dresses.  I think it hurts their business in the long run.

Post # 12
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394 posts
Helper bee

it because people take photos of the dress details and take them to 3rd party designers to have a knock off made of the designer dress instead of buying the real dress. 

its simply the designers protecting their assets. 

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

if they dont allow u to take pics or they cut the tags out, just walk out and go somewhere else. i dont trust bridal salons that do this. they do it either because they know they arent giving the best price and u might find it else where for less or because its not even an authentic dress. if they were the last bridal salon in the world i would just get married in jeans

Post # 15
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Some shops I went to said they dont’ allow pictures but took them for me anyway.  I find that the big chains are strict but the smaller boutiques will let you take pictures

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Loribeth:i agree it has nothing to do with protecting designers interests.. the designers post pictures of all their gowns anyway.. 

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