(Closed) Dress photography – explain this to me?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

You can take the pic to someone else and have them make it for you at a lower price

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

sure – but you can’t always get pics from all angles online.

Or go on a site like this one and get 60 pictures of the dress from different angles.

and that’s because the store let them take photos.  It’s a vicious circle Wink 

anyhoosers – just my opinion.  

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

A lot of stores that won’t let you take pictures also won’t tell you what the dress style or even DESIGNER is. So that makes it a lot harder to find a pic of it online and have someone else make it. But, more I think they do it for two reasons: 

1) So you can’t take the photo to a cheaper store and ask if they have something similar and

2) Because they hope that the inability to go home and EFFECTIVELY think on it will lead to a rash decision to purchase right away. 

I only went to one place like this and I gave them the big old F-U and bought from a much nicer store that let me take all the photos I wanted (and ironically, I ended up buying from there the same day anyways)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

a friend growing up’s parents owned a bridal shop where they didnt let you take pictures and there were no names on the dresses. they did this so if you liked the dress, or thought you might, you would be obliged to come back to THEIR store and ultimately buy it from them, rather than get the pics and info and buy it somewhere else potentailly cheaper.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Traditionally (before planning w/ the help of the internet) women didn’t really look up different dresses before hand. You went to the bridal store, talked to a consultant, and they pulled dresses for you. The theory was that the dress did not indicate the designer, and they didn’t want you to take a picture and try to find it somewhere cheaper by saying “well, I tried on THIS dress but it was 1,000 what can you get it for”.

Now a days that point is pretty much moot. Most women have already done their research and have a good idea of what designers they want to try on, right on down to the dress. My store allowed pictures. Any store that still doesn’t allow pictures is most likely sticking to their old school policy because that’s how they’ve always done it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@CorgiTales:  I agree with your number 2 reason.  I think that’s why most places don’t want you to take pictures.  They want to be in your ear while you are making your decision.  They don’t want you at home looking at a picture that may not be the best quality.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree. They wouldnt let me take pics of mine but told me the designer so I went online and found it with minutes. It would make a little sense if we lived in a world without internet, but nowadays it can easily be found online. They had every angle of my dress too on the internet. Frustrating.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Spring Grove Park & St. George Banquet Center

The boutique I got my dress from not only wouldn’t allow any photos, but wouldn’t even tell me who the designer was once I had BOUGHT the dress that very day. As in, ‘paid in full and taking home to a different state’ bought. They told me they didn’t know who the designer was, but that’s just poppycock. So I’ll never know who designed my dress (so I can thank them from the bottom of my heart) unless someone recognizes it from here, lol.

I guess I can understand the need for salons to have the stay-in-the-store mentality when it comes to photos, but man is it frustrating for brides!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I went to a place that allowed me to take pics AND told me the designer and stock number.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I heard it was due to copyright issues, which is incredibly ridiculous given that you can find photos of everything online now. Maybe it made sense in the past? 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I agree! You can always find tons of pics online if you wanted a replica. So… That logic just seems weird. 

I am the same way, I don’t want to make a decision on the spot, I like to have pics to remember and compare against others that are at different salons or different days. 

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