Post # 1
I keep hearing here on the Bee that some of you had to “sneak” your pictures….WHY?
Why is taking pictures against the rules? It seems ridiculous to me. Why is it such an issue that you take pictures? Is it due to risk so you don’t leave to go home and think about it and never come back?
I intend on asking any salons I enter if they allow it. If they say no then I’ll turn right around and leave.
Post # 3
I’m thinking it’s to deter people from taking the photos to dressmakers and having a copy made
Post # 4
I think it’s because they don’t want you to go away and have it copied by somewhere like Jasmine’s.
I can understand not allowing brides to take photos while they are trying different dresses, what I don’t understand are salons that won’t allow photos even after the bride has committed to buying the gown.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
There are a few reasons.
First of all, it’s usually not the store that sets this policy but the designers they carry. Many designers demand this of salons in order to protect their product. They don’t want knock-offs being made. Knock-off dresses drive up costs for the designers and their customers and are bad for business.
Second, the lighting in stores often causes terrible photos and brides who looked amazing in a dress will go home and look at their crappy photos on their crappy camera phone and decide the dress they loved so much that morning was terrible. Really, the dress was great, but the lighting and bad camera distort that reality.
Post # 6
it’s because the stores have invested a lot of money in the dresses, and many brides will use the salon to find the styles they like, then either have it copied or try to buy a discount online. they are trying to protect their investments and the designers are trying to protect their work.
Post # 7
It’s to keep you from buying the dress elsewhere or having a copy made. It’s ridiculous. I’ve even been to a salon that didn’t tell you the dress name or number. They just kept it “in your file” at their salon.
Too bad for them I knew from seeing the dress which one it was (Maggie Sottero’s Emma) and even though I had the total “Say Yes to the Dress” moment, I will not be buying my dress at that salon. Their policies totally lost them a sale. I already made an appointment for a very highly recommended salon that carries my dress and is having a Maggie Sottero trunk show next month. So, I’ll be ordering my dress there at a trunk show discount. 🙂