(Closed) Dress Shopping Without a Smart Phone? How Will I Take Shots?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
719 posts
Busy bee

How about buying yourself one of those disposal cameras (I think they still make those) and then when you get the film developed, also ask for the digital images on a CD?  Or just buy a smartphone or a digital camera.

Post # 3
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

who will be going shopping with you? does a girl friend or your sister or something have a smart phone? also it depends on the place – some won’t even allow a quick cell phone selfie (I had one place freak out and almost collect everyone phone bc one friend didnt know and took a picture) while others don’t care and will pose with you etc – maybe focus more on the second type of place and then you will be fine with any camera?

Post # 4
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Do you have a digital camera, or know anyone you could borrow one from?

Post # 5
351 posts
Helper bee

There was this great device, it was invited in 1685. It has the ability to capture what you see right in front of you. .. It’s called a camera. Get a cheap disposible or  borrow a friends. I do not know of any shop that doesn’t allow photography. Most shops actually encourage it


Good luck

Post # 7
4524 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

They let us take pics with my iPad. I wouldn’t do any covert shots if not allowed, though.

Post # 8
3036 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

What about someone you’re taking with you? One of your bridesmaids?


Post # 9
2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i don’t have a smartphone either, haha (but i actually just caved and ordered one last night). but anyways, i ended up buying a dress at the first shop i went to (and they didn’t allow pictures to be taken until after i purchased the dress), so i didn’t really need to take pictures of different dresses during my shopping process. but i would just use a friend or family members phone/camera and have them send you the pictures.

Post # 10
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Most places I went didn’t allow pictures to be taken, so you may need to check with the salons you’re going to first. But, as other PPs have said… if you’re going with friends, they might be able to take pics with their phones, or if they have a digital camera you could borrow.

I had some pics taken on my phone, and my mom took some pics on her digital camera. But, these were only done at the salons that allowed pictures.

Post # 11
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The salon I got my dress at didn’t let you take a photo until you purchased the dress.  There were pretty much always people around so a sneak photo would have been impossible.

At other salons, even though I have a smart phone my mom or sister usually took it on theirs and emailed them to me.  

Post # 12
2691 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

miasanmia:  I woud say call the salons and ask ahead of time — about 1/2 of the ones I went to wouldnt allow pics — when I went to the last one where I bought the dress the bridal consultant did me a solid and allowed us to take photos even though it was against the rules.

So, the “no pictures” rule exists.

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