Post # 1
Has anyone else run into this? I walked into a bridal salon and they told me I have to leave my camera in the car. I had called and asked that question when I made the appointment. They said it would be fine and most brides do this. I get there and they said NO Camera! Bees I turned around and walked back out. I am to indecisive when it comes to my dress. I need pics if I am going to narrow my dress down. The ones I love on me I HATE in the pics so no way am I going to not take pics. I drove 2.5 hrs I was ticked. Was I too extreme in walking out?
Post # 3
Every salon but David’s Bridal I went in to said I couldn’t take pictures. I think most of them say that. They didn’t let me take pictures until I purchased a dress.
Post # 4
i’ve heard of this – its to protect the dress design from being copied. I HATE IT. i can’t stand how brides are treated somtimes. it is ridiculous to not allow a bride to take photos of herself in a potential risk. the policy just alienates brides, and if a store prevented me from doing so, they would lose my business. plenty of respectable salons at al price levels allow for photos. try to find your fav dresses at another salon that will let you snap shots.
Post # 5
woops!! meant *potential dress
Post # 6
Doesn’t it depend on the designer too and not just the salon?
Post # 7
I understand brides frusteraton when it comes to not allowing pictures. However, a lot of stores/vendors don’t because all of the replicas being made in China. I’ve had some stores that let you as long as you delete the pictures before you leave.
Post # 8
i don’t understand that at all because aren’t these dresses most likely in magazines and all over the internet anyway? how are the designers really being protected?
Post # 9
I took my iphone into the dressing room and took pics LOL. If i spend a couple thousand on a dress you better believe I am going to take a pic of it!
Post # 10
i understand about replicas being made, but is it worth it to basically say you don’t trust your customers? i mean, really what are the odds that the brides you see on a day to day basis are going to send photos to china?
Post # 11
I think I wouldn’t have been so mad except they basically lied to me. I wouldn’t have even made the appt. let alone driven all that way if I had known they weren’t going to let me take pics.
Post # 12
I had 1 store tell me I couldn’t take pictures and I turned around and walked out too. I needed to have that proof in my hand for later when I made my final decision.
Post # 13
I didn’t run into this at all at the stores around here. At each and every store I went to, we took pictures of me in the dresses. Thank goodness we did, the pics saved me from a dress disaster. I would have bought a dress that looked amazing in the magic bridal salon mirrors and looked so horrible in the photos.
Post # 14
However, a lot of stores/vendors don’t because all of the replicas being made in China
i dont understand how is that any different from me having the dress name and looking up the designers website for a photo? heck, ebay is full of designer photos for replica dresses
Post # 15
@secondchances: A lot of place don’t allow cameras and the reason I am told is to protect the designers, which is rubbish since you can get most photos online. As someone who took tons of photos at the salons that did allow cameras I can see pros and cons to doing so.
While it is benefical to look back and see yourself in the dresses if the photos of your face/hair etc aren’t to your liking it can affect the overall feeling towards the dress. The boutique that I bought my dress at allowed photos but strongly recommended not using them to make the decision.
Post # 16
It is really so silly because everybody has a camera on their cellphone. Are they going to tell you not to bring your cell phone in??
My experience was that most salons were ok with allowing pictures.