(Closed) No pics…..No way!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
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567 posts
Busy bee

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
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567 posts
Busy bee

woops!! meant *potential dress

Post # 6
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1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Doesn’t it depend on the designer too and not just the salon? 

Post # 7
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3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

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
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939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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567 posts
Busy bee

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 # 12
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1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
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14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@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
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297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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. 

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