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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I went to only one store that did not allow pictures. I couldn’t remember any of the dresses I tried on there. All the other stores were easy to discuss as there were plenty of pictures and I could see what looked good and what didn’t and compare all the dresses on me instead of comparing models. I didn’t make any more appointments with any stores that didn’t allow pictures because it was wasted time for me.

Post # 18
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5592 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

None of the stores I visited allowed photos. Inwas only allowed after my actual dress came in. 

Post # 19
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378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was able to take pictures at all the salons I went to except for one. So I took a picture in the dressing room instead. It is hard to keep track of the dresses you liked and why you liked them if there are no pictures. When I found my dress I bought it that day so I didn’t really need those pictures I guess.

Post # 20
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3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

oh yeah.  David’s Bridal has no problem with it.  The consultant encouraged my Maid/Matron of Honor to take tons of pics.

Post # 21
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604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I found the dress in one store and ultimately bought it at another store. The first store did not allow photos which made it very difficult for me because my family and bridesmaids live out of state. The second store did allow photos and I bought it from them because it was such a nicer experience!

Post # 22
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5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@GroovyHippieChick:  Cuz you can’t buy a David’s Bridal dress anywhere other than at DB.

Post # 23
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3345 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The store I bought mine at I could, and most others i went to allowed it as well, but one or two I couldn’t take pics… (If you got yours in Milwaukee Hiem’s Bridal and Eva’s in Oak Creak don’t allow pics until you buy).  This is a little bit of a deterant for me, as I didn’t buy my dress on the spot.  I had to think about it for a while and look at the pics.  If their were no pics I forgot the dress  🙁 

Post # 24
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6580 posts
Bee Keeper

I was told no pictures, even though we snapped one when she wasn’t looking. I’m 99% sure they said that because they didn’t know I was committed to buying the dress. I’m sure once I go back for my fitting they’ll let me, now that they have my money.

Post # 25
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@bellasperanza:  Mine, too. I asked as soon as we got upstairs to the bridal floor, and he said, “Of course! Snap away!” 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I only went to Kleinfeld’s where they only let us take pictures after I had said I wanted it (but I hadn’t signed any paperwork yet, lol). I think it’s so that you don’t then take the picture to another store and ask for it cheaper there or to a dressmaker to have them rip off the designers intellectual property and make it for you…

 

Granted I also desperately wanted to buy the first day out and am not the type of person to go to several different places, take pictures, take them home and stress over which looks best for days and days, so this was beyond not a problem for me, lol. No way to have dress regret if you don’t have any solid proof of what other dresses looked like!

Post # 27
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690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour

I took pictures of myself in dresses at all the salons I visited! I would have FLIPPED if they told me I couldn’t.

Post # 28
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697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My consultant actually asked me if I had a smartphone and offered to take the pic for me!  I loved my bridal shop though.  Best customer service ever.

Post # 29
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3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mrsSonthebeach:  right.  Am I missing something?  Was I not supposed to answer if it’s not a designer dress?

Post # 31
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641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I always thought there was something fishy about that. I was able to take pictures in most bridal places but this one place I wasn’t. Later find out that bridal store carried some knockoff dress’s trying to pass as the original. Probably the reason for no picture taking so you wouldn’t compare the knockoff to original. Not sure if this was true but something to think about.

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