Bridal shops that allow photos in Sydney?!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

They don’t carry Maggie Sottero, but Brides Closet has a gorgeous and well priced range and will let you take photos.  I very nearly bought my dress there and I couldn’t fault the service.  It’s a small store which carries its own line rather than other designers.

Post # 3
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Worker bee

Luv Bridal at Parramatta let’s you take photos. But I don’t think they have any Maggie Sottero dresses.

Yeah, I’m pretty annoyed that bridal shops don’t let you take photos. I went to two shops alone, but since I can’t take photos, I have to go back AGAIN with my mum or friend to get their opinions.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

The only store that let me take a photo was Circle Wedding Centre in Leichhardt.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I loved Bridal Secrets in Parramatta and could take pics. Bonus, it’s in a church!! Lovely staff too, I purchased my Maggie Sottero there 🙂 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Brides of Sydney in the city allow photos –  no maggie though. Sweethearts at Blacktown have lots of Maggies Sottero, but they don’t allow pics :s

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Fashions by Farina does, and in fact expressed their disgust to me about the bridal stores that don’t allow it! Also great service. In the Dymocks building.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Sassy bridal in baulkham hills let me take photos. They had great service, only one bridal appointment at a time. I hated how abbey bridal had so many bridal appointments at the same time. Sassy bridal sold Sophia Tolli and David Tutera dresses.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Out of interest, Why would a bridal shop not let you take photos? I have heard of this before, but I dont’ understand why, as surely it helps you make the decision to buy?

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

wellswed9 :  because the designers request it. They don’t want ppl ripping off their designs.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

TheBlackCrain :  But usually they have stock photos on their websites. Can’t people copy off those?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Yea, the no photos thing is annoying, but I understand where it comes from (and as someone who went shopping with a friend who took discrete photos with the sole purpose of going to a dressmaker and copying the design, I understand why it’s necessary). I found that when I went shopping alone I mentioned that my mother was really far away and that I was bummed she couldn’t be there to see me in the dress, and then they let me take photos of it or FaceTime her (which she took screenshots of). It depends on the people you get, but some places with a no photos policy can be flexible if you’re nice about it.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

emibee :  that’s what i always said. besides, it’s not like ppl can’t watch the bridal fashion week vids on YT if they needed the fine details in order to make a really close copy.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

scissorspaperrock :  Brides of Sydney weren’t happy about me taking photos – we had to talk them into letting us take a pic of my front runner to send my sister who wasn’t with us that day.  She said it was policy to only allow photos once you’d bought the dress.  I did end up buying the one we photographed anyway…

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