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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 47
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

David’s Bridal you can.

A local bridal shop I could also.

Another bridal shop out of town I could not, only if I bought it.

Post # 48
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Honey bee

I openly took pictures in every store I shopped in.  Maybe things are different here in Canada or maybe I was just lucky!

Post # 49
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Newbee

Oh wow, I went to 3 stores, and was able to take pictures at all three locations without any problems. Sorry you were not able to do so!!! I think it is so important to look at the pictures a day after your try-on or so just to get a better feel…

Post # 50
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Sugar bee

I was allowed to but I went to David’s. They don’t care there.

Post # 51
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I was able to.

The consultant at the small mom & pop shop actually gave my friend photograph direction and posed me. Lol!

And at the second shop I went to, my consultant took front, back, and side profiles of me using my phone. I tried on 6 dresses that I picked, and 2 more that she picked, and the store was BUSY that day.

Post # 52
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

5/5 stores I went to allowed photos, 4 were privately owned and the other was DB. Honestly I don’t know if I could buy a dress without seeing a picture of it on me. Some dresses I really liked in the mirror and then hated how they photographed. I wouldn’t want that to be what happened on my wedding day!

Post # 53
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

No, I took one either way when they werent around to show my mom. I was allowed to after I bought it (obviously)

Post # 54
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The bridal shop where I bought my dress had signs around that said you couldn’t take pictures until you purchased the dress, so the first time I went to try dresses on (and found mine that day) I didn’t take any pictures for fear of getting in trouble. However, I went back to try on the dress (and others) several times afterward (bought it on the third trip), and the first of those times, the consultant actually asked if I wanted someone in my group to take pictures. We happily did! So, I guess the smaller shops HAVE the policy, but they’re willing to bend the rules sometimes? I was just happy to have pictures of me in my dress to stare at while I’m waiting for it to arrive, even though the sample was 6 sizes too big and clipped like crazy. 🙂

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Juliepants:  I think you must be right! Every store I went to encouraged me to take pictures to help me decide! 

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@HappyBride827:  i got my dress there and they were very kind and helpful. My dress quality is fantastic – its a maggie sottero. they let me come back a couple times to try it on again and answered all questions i asked. yeah no pictures til you bought the dress – but it sounds like thats typical

Post # 57
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Bee Keeper

I was allowed to at David’s Bridal and one boutique. The others didn’t allow it until I’d chosen my dress.

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Some did.  Some didn’t.  It helped that I said my sister/matron of honor was living abroad and I needed to send her the top contenders.  They rarely refused. 🙂

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Only one store allowed me to take pictures – and that is wear I ended up buying my dress. It was a lot easier to remember the dress when I had a picture of myself in it instead of some model in a crazy pose! LOL

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ugh, I never even thought to ask and it’s such a shame as I would have originally loved to get people’s opinions on the Bee!

Post # 61
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Two of the stores I went to try on had no problem letting me take pics in dresses after I asked them. My mom wasn’t with me so I wanted to be able to show her.  The 3rd place I went (where I bought my dress) wouldn’t let you take pictures until you put a deposit down.  I personally think it’s a pretty dumb rule.  Dresses I loved on in person I hated in the pictures.

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