(Closed) Why do some salons not let you take pictures?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m thinking it’s to deter people from taking the photos to dressmakers and having a copy made

Post # 4
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Vikstar:  +1 

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
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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.  🙂 

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