(Closed) Taking Photos in Bridal Salons

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Where in Australia are you? I nearly bought my dress from a gorgeous small boutique called Brides Closet (it’s in Sydney’s Northern beaches) and they were happy for photos to be taken.  The salon I ended up getting my dress from said no photos but we were able to persuade them to let us take one (of the dress I ended up getting) to send my sister who wasn’t with us at the time.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m in the US but the salon I bought my dress at didn’t allow photos until you said yes. Which I think is stupid considering they film “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta” there and it’s all over national TV… But that’s the only place I’ve been to that didnt allow pics (even though we snuck them before I said yes). I think it’s mainly to protect against replicas. Good luck in your search!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I think it is to curb finding a dress then having it reproduced. This has been asked before and some have suggested it is common in Australia because it is easier to go to the philipines or somewhere to have it made for much less.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Mexico

I’m in the US and have tried bridal gowns on in at least ten stores. Most have allowed pictures, but about 25% will stop you and say it’s against their policy.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m a Perth bee and was only allowed a photo once I had confirmed I was going to buy it and then I could take as many as I want. I’m sure with no flash your moh or bms might be able to steal a sneaky pic while the ladies not looking ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

 

aussie_25:  no worries, they are lovely! Good luck!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

aussie_25:  I’m from the north west in the US and  went to a handful of shops. Two said no pictures but we snuck ours anyway, and one said no pictures but the sales associate was way more interested in her phone than us so we just outright took some. Then two other shops allowed photos ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Not going to solve your problem but I noticed you are in Sydney and wanted to recommend Savvy Brides in Double Bay. It was by far the most pleasant dress experience I had and they have an amazing range of new and pre loved dresses in all diff price ranges. Definitely worth a visit. No pics until you said you wanted to take the dress though which does seem pretty standard over here. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

aussie_25:  I’m from New Zealand and went to Astra Bridal and I wasn’t allowed to take photos there either for copyright reasons. However, I went to a small bridal boutique that specialized in Alfred Angelo dresses and was allowed to take photos of the dresses there.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am in Brisbane and whilst most stores would not allow photos, I found Hills on Hollywood which also stocked mainly Alfred Angelo dresses allowed photos. I did a little sketch of gowns that I liked from certain stores to remember what was where whilst I was shortlisting gowns. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

aussie_25:  Yeah I found the whole dress shopping experience pretty ho-hum. But then again I was expecting it to be like it is in the movie and to involve free champagne! Any dresses you’re  thinking might be the one? 

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