(Closed) can’t take pictures of dresses…. why?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Because they don’t want you to try and figure out the designer and go to another store to buy the dress.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It’s mostly just the high-end salons that do this.  They remove the tags so you can’t see who designed it, and they don’t let you take pictures, so it’s next to impossible to find the same dress elsewhere.  Honestly I’m the type of person who shops around so I can make an informed decision, so the rule about no pictures turned me off from those salons, and I bought my dress at a store that let me see who the designer was and take pictures.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@abbyful: Is it really illegal?  Wow that would be an interesting discussion to have with a high-end salon owner…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t know either! At first I heard it was because they didn’t want you to “steal” the design, but you can just look it up online! I only went to one that didn’t allow me to take pics which was ironic because I had a picture of me in one of the dresses, I didn’t realize I had already tried it on 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it is a stupid rule!

Especially with all the dresses online these days anyway! I think allowing photos helps sales because I feel like it is easier to see what you look like in a dress when you take pics!

Post # 10
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think the problem is that a lot of brides aren’t aware of the laws stating that the manufacturer must be on the clothing.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I really think it depends on the store policy. Out of the 5 stores I tried, only 2 didn’t allow pictures. The first one had a shady operation. They removed all the labels from inside the dresses, and the dresses were all priced similarly ($1500-$2500 range). The consultant will tell you who the designer is, but not the style name or number. As a bride you would have no idea if it is a dress from a new or old collection (ergo should be priced differently). For these types of stores, brides should come prepared. I walked in looking for a very specific style. When the consultant pulled dresses out off the rack, I was able to identify the designer and style name/number immediately. I also recognized that it was priced at least 30% higher at their store than at other salons. None of the dresses she pulled was THE ONE, but had it been, I would have either negotiated the price down or gone elsewhere to purchase.

The other place was Brides for Demetrios. A store that only sold dresses under the Demetrios line. Their were signs posted not to take photographs but the consultant took photos of me in dresses so I don’t think they were as strict.

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