(Closed) Would you buy from a salon that doesn’t allow you to take photos?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you buy from a salon that doesn't allow you to take photos?
    Yes : (80 votes)
    52 %
    No : (75 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 32
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    10713 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would not. I needed a day to reflect on the dresses I tried on and I looked back at my pictures often. The woman who owned the shop actually asked me if I brought a camera along when I arrived and she took the pictures of me in all the dresses so I would have all the angles. 

    Post # 33
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    1550 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    none of the salons i went to allowed me to take photos. i did not get a single photo of my dress until after i had purchased it. david’s bridal is the only store i know of that allows photos, and i would not buy dresses from there.

    Post # 34
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    10649 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Every place I went to allowed pictures, except for one place in a mall.  It wouldn’t bother me too much for a wedding dress, but my bridesmaids lived in 3 different places, so that was neccessary.

    Do these stores at least allow pictures once you’ve ordered it?  I would want photo proof of the dress I choose in case there was a mix up!

    Post # 35
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    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would have snuck pics. They were really important in my decision!

    Post # 36
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    3198 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would not. I agree that because the photos are everywhere on the internet, it doesn’t make any sense to not allow photos. I think that it is just another tactic to put pressure on brides because they can’t leave the store, look at the photos and make their decision in peace. Instead, all they know is what the consultant tells them and what they see in the mirror, and it may look very different in photos!

    Post # 37
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    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would if it was the store where I found my favorite dress – especially since none of the stores I went to allowed pictures except for one small boutique, so I really would have had to compromise my options if I refused to buy from a store that didn’t allow pictures. I totally empathize with the frustration of not being allowed to take pictures though – right now I am in a situation where I am in love with 2 dresses and neither store will allow me to take pictures. This makes it really hard to decide between the two and is SO annoying. I really wish I could take pictures and compare the 2 dresses!

    Post # 38
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    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    The boutique I bought my dress from didn’t allow pics but it was the only salon that I had a dress that I wanted to try on. So I went once, liked it. And when I went the second time to get a refresher and loved it. I do admit tho…as I am waiting for my dress…I am going to go back and take a picture. I honestly don’t remember what I look like…its nerve-wrecking!!

    Post # 39
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    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Everywhere I went allowed photos. Good thing because it helped me out a lot. Some of the dresses I was completely in love with when I looked in the mirror, I really didn’t like so much in the pictures. It made deciding a whole lot easier too.

    Post # 40
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    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I did. Well the sign said not to but my mom did anyway. I think if you just explain the situation that they make ecxeptions. My consultant told us that they usually don’t let anyone take pictures but since we were crying and she was so happy for us that she would allow it. I was really glad too. It looks better on me than the picture online. Haha.

    Post # 42
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    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Nope. I got the best service at a store that allowed pictures, but even other stores with good service I passed on buying there if they didn’t allow pics. A couple stores refused to even say who the designer was, so you can’t go find the picture online either- definitely would never buy there. I haven’t picked my dress yet but I know what shop I’ll be buying from.

    How do you ladies manage to sneak pictures? The consultant is always standing right there when I try on dresses 🙁

    Post # 43
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    The salon I purchased my dress didn’t allow me to take a picture of my dress on either but they said they would allow it once I put a deposit down… but I didn’t bother because at that point there is really no need for a picture of me in the dress… I will save that for when it arrives in my size.

    Post # 44
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    2947 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I voted yes because that’s just how it works. ::shrug:: It would’ve limited my choices severely if I had boycotted them. 

    Post # 45
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    1429 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I voted no. I went to about 7 or 8 shops in the Phoenix area and all of them allowed photos. Encouraged them even! I would’t even step foot it one that didn’t allow photos. Luckliy I never had to make that desicion.

    Post # 46
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    1613 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I will never buy from a boutique that doesn’t allow pictures. No one should encourage such behavior, especially since with todays technology, brides will probably be taking pictures anyways.  

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