I have been communicating with www.bigdaydress.com. I have not ordered anything yet but they have been very responsive to every request the same day, unlike many of the others. They are costly versus the other replicas but they seem more reliable. My first response from them came with the type of materials they will use, time frame, and price. They will send photos of dresses they have made like the one you want. I have some alencon lace dress photos that they made if anyone is interested. I can e-mail them, just send me your address. They will send photos prior to shipping for confirmation of dress and if you order swatches they will refund the cost if you buy your dress from them. They also designed a page just for me to purchase the custom dress because it was not a design they already sell. The rep was honest enough to tell me she couldn't view photos on the original company website very well and she asked me if I could send closer images of the bodice to ensure I will be happy with the results. I think the honesty is a great sign they may be trustworthy. With all that said I still haven't chose the dress I want to wear and have not ordered from anyone.
My other experiences with these sellers:
DHgate- Babyonline- responded to my e-mails everyday but while chatting with them the person stopped responding when I asked if I could purchase swatches. I e-mailed requesting to buy swatches with no response for about a week. Then after the second e-mail asking for swatches or photos they responded that they were not able to send photos of the fabric stating they cannot photograph in the markets. They appear too busy to make the dress I am looking for:)
Gianinar- I e-mailed for a specific quote on a custom dress and I was sent a response with a change of e-mail address. I wrote the changed e-mail address and got a quote, the highest quote I received altogether, just about 500 when the others are in the 200 range. The next e-mail I sent was responded to about two weeks later with an apology and with another change of e-mail address.Too shady for this lady
Dousheng- I e-mailed this company and received a response like two weeks later. The website is not posted in English and I cannot call the phone number listed to verify. Not reliable enough for my wedding dress purchase.
Peridress- I haven't seen one review for this company anywhere on line that didn't look fake. Even the reviews on the website are written by people who cannot write using proper English? The reviews on the Peridress website are either extremely great or really terrible with warnings to not buy there! Not worth the time to even keep looking at the site.
So I did read all 366 pages of the other forum, I obviously don't work,lol. I haven't ordered but I will update if I do. I am hesitant because of all the dresses I tried on in the shops I actually liked a DB dress that is only $299! Surprising considering the one I like on line is french alencon lace, duchess silk and close to 5,000 before being completely reconstructed because I am five feet tall. Anyhow, I hope this info can be of some help to others that can't afford ten hours of on line research. I will update if I order a dress.