Post # 1
In Australia most wedding dress shops have a “no photo” policy.
Unless you actually buy the dress, you can’t have any pictures taken while wearing it?
Ive noticed some brides post heaps of options that they tried on, so Im wondering that rule is common in other countries? Or just an Aussie thing.
I respect the stores wishes and don’t sneakily snap any – but im not really sure why its not allowed in the first place.
(If its couture I could understand for copyright reasons but these are brand name dresses!)
Shouldn’t you be allowed to try and look back on which pic looks best?
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Post # 2
It really depends on the store. I’m Canadian and some stores said absolutely not and others let me even take video…lol
I think they do this because 1) They don’t want replica’s made (although its innevitable) and 2) I guess they want you to commit before taking pictures.
Post # 3
I’m in Vancouver, Canada. Seems like we have the same policy as Australia. I wasn’t allowed to take photos (or even know the brand of the dresses I tried on) until I purchased my dress.
Post # 4
A few stores here in Chicago have the same policy. People take pictures of the dress and then go to have a replica made of the dress.
Post # 5
It’s a designer rule more than a store rule and some shops can be penalized by the designers they carry if they allow photos. However for some shops it is mutually agreeable not to have brides taking more photos than necessary and having an appointment turn into a vogue photo shoot.
I work at a small shop in the states and we allow it. I encourage it with dresses the bride is seriously considering (no point in taking photos of a dress you don’t like) or if they have family out of town. However the first shop I worked at did not allow photography but too be honest if the bride was nice and really wanted to I helped her sneak photos in the fitting room because I think the rule is rather outdated and silly. However again this doesn’t mean I condone girls going overboard with picture taking either I had one bride who had her phone out practically the entire appointment instead of just enjoying the experience.
Post # 6
That’s weird. I’m in Las Vegas, I have had to shop alone so far so I have asked the saleswoman helping me take pictures so I can send the to the Maid/Matron of Honor. I have never had an issue, in fact they normally offer. What an odd policy.
i have only run into that when trying to get a tattoo, I wanted to tweak a design slightly and the artist was highly offended that I was trying to steal her art. To me, that makes more sense to protect copywrite than with a dress.
Post # 7
this is very common. had that experience in singapore too.
Post # 8
If you wanted to have a replica made, wouldnt you just print a picture off the designers website?
And Video? Awesome, I want to go to that store!
Post # 9
Ya I think it would help purchases more if you took pictures.
I see it like this. You go try on dresses, that beautiful out of budget dress that fits u perfect..u keep going back to that pic and give up and buy it.
I never even heard of getting replicas made until I came here and I would expect with how easily accessible photos are from the Internet and how detailed they are ot would be easier to send copy and pasted photos as opposed to a fee snap shots in a boutique.
Really silly policy’s.
Post # 10
Wow! I’m in Vancouver too and haven’t started dress shopping yet, but I think the no-photo policy is ridiculous, and can’t believe you don’t even find out the designer’s name until you buy the dress! :/
Post # 11
I went to a few different stores in Perth and only 1 store let me take photos, I ended up buying my dress a few days later and I think it was because they let me take photos so I could look at them again and mull it over. It’s their loss not to allow photos imo.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2016 - Winery
Taking photos was so helpful for me and I wish more stores would allow it. There were dresses that I thought looked okay in the mirror but when I saw the photo of myself in it …
Post # 13
Thats where I am too, and so far none of them have been obliging. Its just a massive shame becayse imo its a massive purchase. I understand they dont want a photoshoot happening but even if they said a picture per dress or something. Makes it so hard to decide!
Post # 14
I’m in Brisbane and I’ve been to practically every bridal store here and wasn’t allowed to take photos in any of them… it’s such a pain. It would be nice to look back after a day of trying on dresses to remember them all! I was only allowed to take pics once I’d put down a deposit.
Post # 15
Similar story as navzkore
. I live a couple hours south of Perth and 2 dresses were contenders at different stores. One allowed pics, the other didn’t. So I only had memories of one dress, while I could look at the pics of the other – guess which one i bought? Yep, the one I could see pics of!