(Closed) Not allowed to take photos in dresses?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Hum…Everywhere I’ve been has let me take pictures.  Dunno what to tell you :/

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yep. Salon I went to had a big No Photographs Please sign.

When I go for my first fitting, I am taking pictures. I’ve bought the dress, dammit.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

With the number of places that do knockoff dresses, I would assume that forbidding pictures would keep that to a minimum. True, you could always give them a picture of some other bride in the soon-to-be-yours dress, but you wouldn’t be able to give them a picture of you in it and say “this is what I liked vs what I didn’t like regarding this dress on me.”

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Maybe because in a dressing room, you can take more detailed photos, and then could potentially take them to a dress designer and have it recreated? I’m not sure…

I know when I went, even the places that “technically” didn’t allow pictures let us take them if we asked nicely. So hopefully they won’t be sticklers when you go. You can always try sneaking a pic if they leave the room!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It’s so you can’t go to another stoer and show them the dress and ask for the same thing or something similar. And to prevent you from having a seamstress make a copy of the dress. I find it ridiculous. No one stopped me from taking pics at any of the threee slaons I went to.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think the real reason they don’t want you to take photos of the dress is so you don’t take the photos somewhere else and have it made for a lot cheaper. I know you can look up the dresses online and such, but in the store you can take really close up and detailed pics, and then send it to one of the places in China and but it for like $300. I have seriously considered this. I have been to  three stores so far, and only one has let me take pics.

And also, maybe they want you to keep coming back to look it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh, and everywhere I went allowed pictures. Some even encouraged it!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i agree on the replication route… but i think it definitely sucks!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We had a couple places like that where I used to live in grad school.  This really hurt some of the girls that were far away from home and couldn’t have their mom or sister or grandma be there.  In other shops they’d text pictures and have a ball but the shop that said no pictures caused tears. 

Of course they didn’t get their dress from there then, especially after the owner said she wasn’t comfortable with girls trying on dresses without their mothers there supporting them (well it’s hard when they live across an ocean), way to make people cry.

So not many grad students went to those shops anymore.  Bad policies should get less customers.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I was able to take them in all the stores I went to. Afterall, my mom wasn’t with me and I told them I would never buy a dress without her opinion. But, i wasn’t looking at really expensive dresses either.

That is all so stupid–you can find photos of the dresses online, on real brides, on the website, etc. What’s the difference if it’s on you?!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

The first salon I went to had this rule, because they carry a designer (I can’t remember who…) Who doesn’t do any online advertising, and not all salons that carry that designer get the same dresses.  So they were uber concerned about knock-offs. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I think the salons that don’t allow pictures are also the ones who are likely to rip out or hide the tags (or are not forthcoming with style number information) so you don’t know who made the dress, and therefore can’t go elsewhere to buy it.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

All of the places I went to did not let us take photographs. I think I went to 5 in the bay area, ca. There were signs and attendants who would not leave my side.

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