(Closed) No photos allowed at the bridal salon :(

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What to do? (photos below)

    Go with the fave I have pictures of (Vera Wang White)

    Really consider the Eden, try to get photos somehow, somewhere, even though it's a pain

    Other suggestions (please post!)

  • Post # 3
    3139 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Salons do not allow you to take photos until you purchase the gown because they want you to purchase it from thier business. They do not want the photos taken and have people make a replica gown. So you can search for it in a salon that does allow photos or find pics online to make the comparison

    Post # 5
    3139 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I know it’s frustrating… but you could take the photo and shop for a better price. I know it looks different on you than the model, it’s unfortunate your family is far away. Can you post pics of the dresses that you are looking at one with you in it and the one on the model? Do you have any pics of dresses with the same sillouette as that may be helpful 

    Post # 6
    9076 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Online images are photoshopped. That is not the “real” dress. That is not what the dress looks like. It has been altered to be “perfect” and appealing to the media driven “ideal” body type.

    When you try on a dress, that’s the real thing. That’s what it looks like. It’s a lot easier to replicate than “fake” pictures (See: Photoshopped to hell and back).

    That’s why salons do not allow you to take pictures until you put a down payment on a dress. Some salons do not care, but I understand why they would prohibit photography.

    It’s just one of those things you just got to let roll off your back.

    Post # 7
    816 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Any chance you can have a Skype videoconference or something of the sort? Would they allow that so your mom could see? I went to a store like that and there is no way in hell I would purchase a dress without my mom giving me some input. The store I went to took loads of pics of me with Justice of the Peace dresses on and if they oked it I can see no reason why others can’t.  Is there any other dress you would be happy wearing?

    Post # 8
    10450 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’ve managed to have people sneak pictures of me in salons where they don’t allow this. Just turn the sounds on the camera/phone off. But there are some that are way too tricky to do that in. The Skype suggestion is a good one!

    Post # 11
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I manage to sneak pictures. Turn the flash and noise off, and pretend to text facing a mirror 🙂

    Post # 12
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @lazy:  Just go back to the shop and tell the bridal consultant that you don’t feel comfortable getting undressed in front of a stranger and that you will call her in once you’re in the dress.  Then just snap a pic of the gown in the mirror once you’re alone.  Just make sure you turn the flash and sound off of your phone before going into the shop.  Also, you need to be crazy fast in case the consultant tries to sneak in the room.  This is the method I used at a few stores, you won’t get the best pics but you will get an idea.

    Post # 13
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Both of those dresses are lovely, but so different. The Vera Wang is very elegant, a more mature choice I think. I think you could do soft waves (Veronica Lake, old Hollywood style) to one side (the strapless side), or else a 60s-inspired chignon up ‘do would look really classic too.

    The Eden is a much more romantic, garden party sort of dress.

    Post # 14
    1880 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Is it carried by another bridal shop in your area? I would call around and find out. And if so, and if that shop allows you to take photos, I would go there. And I would buy from there if it’s your favorite, and write to the other bridal shop explaining why you didn’t buy from them.

    Post # 15
    733 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I hate when salons don’t allow pics, mine didbecause when you go home and look through them you may feel differently or like how one photographs better. We brides are paying top dollar for pictures!

    Post # 16
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    i love the eden dress! the lace is soo pretty!

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