Peridress.com ??? To Order or not to order?

Has anyone ordered a dress off of this site? I wanted a Maggie Sottero dress but $1300 is NOT in my budget. It is on Peridress.com (obviously not made by the designer, which I don't care about) for $169.99 ??  I don't know if I should risk ordering or not. I have a dress already but I am not in Love with it... I don't think so anyway? I am so confused right now... If you can offer any tips or words of wisdom ladies, I would appreciate it very much!


 

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 8:31 am
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Oh...good question. It seems too tempting. I wanted a second dress, one for my reception and wanted to go this route. But I decided against it. 1- Becuase it seems to good to be true and I couldnt find anyone who went through them for reviews. 2- I spent so much freaking money on my first dress, I might as well wear the hell out of it. But...I love, love that second dress....so if you do go through them, keep us posted. I just may change my mind!!  ;)

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 8:43 am
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hmm... never herd of that site- but 169 is not expensive- can u return it if u dont like it?  I would be nervous too... I think that its a good idea- but not to expect it to be perfect or the best quality. Have low hopes and when u get it, if its fine-then u will be happy! HTH!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 10:30 am
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I don't see any problem with it.. they're oober cheap b/c they aren't made by the real designer.  The quality won't probably be as good, but if it's the look you're going for, then paying that is a good deal.

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 5:34 pm
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edlivera email me at heartsetfreebylove@yahoo.com and I will send you a picture a women sent me of the dress she ordered from peri dress she was very impressed with it. The only common thing I've heard is that the "quality" of the satin is not as good as the real thing. But you are spending a tenth of the cost so what can you expect? I am ordering from peri dress as soon as I decide what gown to order. I am trying on dresses tuesday and will be ordering soon after!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 6:16 pm
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Peridress is an over-seas operation located in China.  They make replica of designer dresses from pictures.  Therefore, it is not likely going to be an exact copy but rather interpretative. Peridress has a community forum site http://www.peridress.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15 which contains as many negative as positive.


Most of the complaint seems to be about custom fitting and customer service surrounding returns.  You cannot expect the same level of customer service as ordering from Pottery Barn for instance.  But the general consensus is that if you wait about 4-6 weeks, you will get your dress.  There are some complaint about quality also. 


My conclusion is that it is a crap shoot.  I think there are many variables such as complexity of design of your dress and the skill-level of particular seamstress who is assigned to your dress.


I purchased my ceremony dress from Bridepower.com which sells real designer dresses at discount.  I bought a beautiful $4800 Ulla dress for $200 including shipping but that is not usual.  I checked the website periodically for the past year to get this kind of deal. Problem with Bridepower is that their dresses are quality but mostly unimaginative.


So, I took a chance and purchased a dress for my reception from Peridress.  I do not expect to receive for at least a month.  Instead of custom measurements, I requested a standard dress size.  This way, I will have it fitted locally. I chose a very bold design to contrast my elegant simple dress from bridepower.  I figured that simple design require more precise stitching and superior quality of fabric.


Hope this helps.

Posted on October 26, 2008 at 5:40 am
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I just got my dress today and it is absolutely beautiful. They did an amazing job! To be honest, I was just like the rest of you and terrified that I was going to get something horrible, but I was amazed. The dress turned out beautifully and fit me great! I will need to get it altered a bit but that would happen with any dress. 
I am so happy that I decided to take a chance on peridress. It worked out and I am thrilled!
Posted on November 26, 2008 at 6:46 pm
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Jennifer_2010 I can not tell you how happy I am you posted this! My dress should be here dec 5th and I am so nervous about it. But I took a chance... so I am hoping mine turns out great too! Do you have any pics you could post for us? Thanks so much!

Posted on November 26, 2008 at 6:52 pm
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Every time I emailed them I received a reply within 24 hours. Don't worry too much because i stressed myself out thinking that the dress would be horrible and it turned out amazing! Definitely worth the chance to save hundreds of dollars. Plus,  which is better  than I thought !

Posted on November 26, 2008 at 7:02 pm
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jennifer_2010, if you don't mind, do you have any pics of the dress you ordered?

Posted on November 27, 2008 at 11:52 am
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I want to see too! I want to order a little black dress from there! I love it !

Posted on November 27, 2008 at 2:32 pm
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Oh no!!! I'm a girl who has never really cared much about weddings, never thought about my big day, or planned on how I would look. I have no desire to try on wedding dresses, and think it's a waste of time to have someone try and sell me some of the ridiculously puffy wedding dresses I see in the store windows. I am marrying the love of my life, who is also my dream and I want him to be happy with his bride so I was doing dress searching online to see if theres a style I want, and I found one on periwing.com (peridress) and it is a beatiful dress, and as far as I can tell there isn't a whole lot they can mess up on it... but now I'm very afraid! now that I think I have a dress, I have to still wait because of them custom making it, but someone please tell me it will be OK!!! I don't have money for another dress! I figured it wouldn't be so bad, because when you consider it, all designer clothing is "Made In China" anyway... ughh!!! Good stories or happy people?!? Anyone out there?!?!?

Posted on February 6, 2009 at 4:20 am
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It's a major gamble. Me and another bride (Heartsetfree) both ordered our dresses from there. Mine turned out really bad and hers turned out great!
I was very shocked because hers has a ton of detail and mine was extremely simple.

If you already ordered yours I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you :)
Posted on February 6, 2009 at 4:29 am
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pigsfly--Were you able to return your dress?


 

Posted on February 6, 2009 at 4:51 am
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NOPE! I even disputed through Paypal and they wouldn't do anything. I am just out $90. I went back and forth about it for a couple of weeks and the Peridress people just kept emailing me back saying "It really is nice dress, just try on again"


It just wasn't as described and I really thought they would take it back but they wouldn't.

Posted on February 6, 2009 at 4:55 am
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THe dress may not be exactly the same but hearts bought her maggie from there and she loved it! What type of gown is it.

Posted on February 6, 2009 at 5:06 am
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Here's my dress I got from peridress. No its not exactly the same. It has some differences and minor flaws. The fabric is different (but I actually ended up liking the silk like fabric I got with my replica more than the actual maggies fabric). It doesn't have the swoop in the back, and the waist rests lower than the real dress did. Here are some comparison pictures for you


Real maggie
Here s my dress photo 241899-1Here s my dress photo 241899-2


Replica Maggie (before alterations and without petticoat)
Here s my dress photo 241899-3Here s my dress photo 241899-4Here s my dress photo 241899-5

Posted on February 6, 2009 at 6:19 am
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That dress is really beautiful! I ordered one a few days ago, it is supposed to look like the Mori Lee #2800 dress.. It has a layered skirt and a decorative bodice... I gave them my measurements all about an inch large so hopefully I can have it altered if need be... but I'm hoping I chose a dress that they can make beautiful for me, so for one day in my life I can look like a princes... I have faith that they will make a beautiful dress for me!


Have to admit, without having original patterns or anything they did a really good job on the dress in the photo, and it looks like it fits well! I just ordered mine a few days ago, and I know it takes a bit of time to make it... but once I get it I'll try and post a photo. Right now though, I guess I'm going to have to push all my positive energy towards the nice people working on the dress!!!


 

Posted on February 6, 2009 at 8:35 am
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Hi


I ordered from them too about a week ago. It's a custom order as I'm a plus size bride so a whole lot of prayer that its good I just want it to fit.  I will post the pics when I get it it's 


Wedding Dress Style 1702 a Bonny dress


 


Wish me luck!


Hi I ordered from photo 414435-1

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 5:29 pm
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I wouldn't recommend them, I've just received my order and what I received was a joke, not a dress.


It looks like a 3 year old made it, it's shapeless, the wrong size, the wrong colour the seam is uneven (some bits are longer than others) and I look like rag dressed on that, I just cried so much when I received it! It was very hard getting hold of them and when I did, they were really rude and they refuse to give me a refund!


If anyone wants to see photos let me know, but please don't buy your wedding dress here, they'll ruin your wedding day.


 


Posted on April 10, 2009 at 11:49 pm
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wow, that is terrible.  i'm sorry your experience was awful.

Posted on April 11, 2009 at 1:03 am
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