(Closed) Were you allowed to take pics in your dress at the store?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Every store I’ve bene shopping with brides (haven’t shopped myself, yet!) has had the same policy – no pix in dresses until after you buy them.  I don’t know why and I think it’s pretty ridiculous since the dresses can all be found online, but it is the policy here in NY from what I can see. 

Post # 4
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I bought my dress at a store where they take pictures for you and then e-mail you the ones you like


Post # 5
1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah they always told me that, but I went into the dressing room & took a pic by myself. lol

Post # 6
1736 posts
Bumble bee

Very pretty dress! It’s standard to not allow pictures in bridal shops. It bummed me out as I was trying to have my Mom participate via text message, but the shop wouldn’t allow it. :-/

Post # 7
1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Some salons do while others do not (I don’t really get why). I ended up buying my dress from DB, which allowed me to take pictures. It helped to bring them home and see what I looked like from other perspetives, not just me looking in a mirror.

Post # 8
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Every store I went to allowed pictures and most were independantly run bridal salons. 

Post # 9
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I went looking for dresses in two different stores. Both of them permitted pictures. It may be because they are small privately owned stores. 

Post # 10
6543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I took pics, no one told me otherwise.

Post # 11
1586 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I couldn’t imagine not taking pictures. I’m not an impulsive buyer, I will sit on a decision and weigh it out. To deny me pictures to reference the dresses I like is to deny yourself a sale immediately. Either I see myself in the dress or I see the model. And you had better believe I don’t look the same as the model does in the dress!


I may have found my dress last night. I know it might be the one because I keep looking at the picture on my phone and it keeps getting me excited.

Post # 12
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Only after I bought it.

Post # 13
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was able to at David’s bridal

Post # 14
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I took pictures of all the dresses I considered– my aunt lives across the country from me and I wanted to get her opinions too; I wouldn’t have shopped somewhere that didn’t allow it. 

Post # 15
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mine allowed me to take pictures–in fact my consultant encouraged it from the beginning.

Post # 16
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

All 4 stores I went to allowed me to take pictures.  

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