(Closed) Salons that wont let u take pics…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Go to a different salon. 

If they aren’t willing to tell you the information about the dress you don’t need to shop there. As for pictures– same thing, how can you get a good look at the back without a quick snap shot.  I’d take my business elsewhere. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I understand them not letting you take photos until you buy a gown, but not giving you the info on the dress is really shady.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s illegal to hide the designer/style of a dress.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yea I totally will not bring my business to a place that wont reveal the designer info.  Most places I went to didnt allow photos unless you purchased it so I get that.

I went to a few questionable places.  One place told me the gown was from their “private collection” and gave me some name I forget it what it was.  Then I found the gown listed on their site clearance months later under mori lee.  Another place would give fake dress names to the gowns.  It was a Kenneth Pool but the nametag didnt match the website.

 

If they wont even give you the price then forget it.  Thats the most important factor in dress shopping.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I can almost understand the no-pictures rule… since most of the time we don’t take great pictures when trying on dresses all clipped up with hair mussed: the pictures don’t tend to capture the “feeling” of the dress partucularly well.

But hiding the designer & style number is just shady. I would take my business elsewhere.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Not letting you take pictures is pretty common and understandable. They should always tell you the designer/style # if you ask, though. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

There are quite a few salons that do that.  And I get it.  There are a lot of brides that will go use up the consultants time, try on dresses with zero intent to buy it there, and then find it online for cheaper.  But that’s why they’re cheaper…because they didn’t have to pay a consultant or rent space for you to try on dresses!

Although I am not sure what you mean that you don’t know the price.  How are you supposed to order it if you don’t know the price?  I’m sure they’ll tell you if you ask.  Also, a lot people sneak in cell phone pics while they’re in the dressing room.  Have your mom or bridesmaid just snap quick photos without flash.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If I can’t take pictures, or know the designer or style of a gown, I will not bring them my business. The only reason this kind of behavior has gone on for so long is because brides have allowed it to. If we all refused to buy from stores that treated us this way, they certainly wouldn’t be able to get away with it. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

There was one store that wouldn’t allow me to take photos of the dress and because of that in that “last minute” decision of which dress I should buy I ended up going with the one that was fresh in my mind and the other store lost my business.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I tried on Maggie Sotteros and was allowed to take pics if I wanted. It was definitely not the designer. 

I went to a smaller salon in the high-end area near me, and they were the most open about letting me take pics. You might want to try visiting a smaller salon in your area that only has one or two stores.   

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Meh I just had my mom take sneaky cell phone pictures. Not letting you take photos is BS. And I wouldn’t even deal with the places that won’t tell you a designer. That is ridiculous.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

They won’t give you the details of the dress? And won’t allow you to take pictures? I would just go eslewhere. Every salon i have ever been to allowed me to take pics and the tags listed all the designer info, or the consultant would tell me about the dress. 

If it wasn’t for pics of me in my fave 2 dresses I wouldn’t have ever been able to pic, you don’t want to waste their time even more to constantly go and try on the same dresses just to decide.

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