(Closed) cameras in stores?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

A lot of places won’t allow you to take pictures, but there are ways you can be sly about it.  Have a friend use a camera phone or use a digital camera without the flash. 

Silly rules…

Post # 4
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661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I bought my dress at Alfred Angelos (which, by the way, was the best customer service I had out of ALL the different wedding dress stores I’ve been in)  lol

But, anyway, they let us take as many pictures as we wanted.  So, I suppose it depends on the place.  🙂 They’ll have signs everywhere, I’m sure.

Post # 6
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yea its definitely a place by place thing. The shops that don’t let you take pics really piss me off. We worked around it with my mom’s camera phone. Make sure to turn the phone on silent though or it will make that little “click” sound. 

Post # 7
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1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

For me, reviewing my pictures was MAJOR in the decision-making process, so I am pretty passionate about the subject.  Check their policy before you make an appointment and just don’t shop anywhere that won’t allow it or will only allow pictures of the dress you actually order.  Davids Bridal and AA are fine with it, Priscilla of Boston technically doesn’t allow it but they graciously “give you a moment of privacy” so you can take pictures.

Post # 8
Hostess
11279 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Two out of the three shops I visited freely allowed you to take photos. The one didn’t and it ws explained to me to be because of the amount of dresses that are copied but the assistant allowed me to anyway. I can understand why shops don’t let you as I suspect they are obliged by the designer not to allow them. Especially as they stocked Maggie Sottero and the shop owner told me they are the most copied dresses. But I know what you mean, you do need to be able to reflect. I’m glad I was able to reflect on the first dress I put on as it felt great so much so that it made me cry and I thought it was the one, but from looking at the photos over a week I changed my mind.

Post # 9
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I went shopping by myself because none of my family lives near me.  I went to a few places that didn’t allow pictures, but after explaining that I wouldn’t purchase a dress without my mom seeing it they allowed me to sneak a few.  It was SO helpful in my decision process because some dresses look good in the mirror, but look totally different in pictures.  Maybe you could use a similar excuse if you really need pictures at a place that doesn’t allow it?  Just a thought.

Post # 10
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 1998

I am the Manager of a Bridal salon and we allow pictures. All of the designers we carry have pictures online so Brides taking a picture in the shop is certainly not going to contribute to any “knock off” being made.

Post # 11
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Most of the places say no but always ask.  If if the writing say no, the sales person sometimes would let us.

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