Our Support Policy

Lead Time
Our typical lead time for Dornink wedding gowns is 4-6 months.  For all other Dornink styles the lead time is 12-16 weeks.  Orders are placed into production only once payment, order form and measurements (of all attendants) are received.  Please plan additional time for any alterations needed by your attendants.  Rush fees may apply to gowns ordered during our peak season. To Order:  fax, email or mail your order form (for each attendant) to Dornink.
fax: 515.864.0011
email: [email protected] 
mail: Dornink, 518 East Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Please order all gowns in a bridal party at once to avoid dye lot changes in the fabric. Dornink can not guarantee dye lot matches on dresses ordered separately. Please have your payment method ready when ordering.

Rush orders during peak season
Dornink can accommodate rush orders depending on our production schedule. Rush fees may apply to orders under 12 weeks.
8-11 weeks – $25 per dress
4-7 weeks – $50 per dress
2-3 weeks – $75 per dress
Please contact Dornink at 515.255.7528 with questions regarding production availability.

Off-peak season
During the off-peak season, we can shorten lead times to 1-2 weeks on Dornink cocktail styles and 4 weeks on Dornink bridal gowns.  Please contact Dornink for more specific information.

Return Policy
All sales are final on CUSTOM DESIGN.

Styles and colors
All Dornink styles are offered in many fabrics and colors.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, please just ask.

Pregnant or postpartum bridesmaids
Please submit the expectant bridesmaids’ order with the other attendants.  Fill in her current size and PG in the order form.  For pregnant and post partum bridesmaids, please submit an updated size 8 weeks prior to the event.  If an empire style is selected, more fullness will be added to the skirt.  If the style is not empire, we will raise the waistline and add fullness to the skirt.  If an attendant discovers she is expecting after the order is placed, please have her should contact Dornink immediately.

Fabric swatches
Dornink is happy to mail fabric swatches (when available). Please select no more than five colors & allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Request fabric swatches at [email protected].

Discounts on multiples 
5% off per dress when ordering 2-3 dresses in the same fabric
10% off per dress when ordering 4-9 dresses in the same fabric
15% off per dress when ordering 10 or more dresses in the same fabric

Dornink gowns are priced based on fabric, design complexity and construction.  We can create most styles in either silk or polyester thus giving a wide range in price.  In the last year silk prices have sky-rocketed making the price of silk dupionni and silk shantung increase more than 20%.  Dornink understands that weddings are expensive and we are continually looking for fabrics that are both beautiful and cost effective.

We recommend having your measurements professionally taken by a seamstress or tailor. Please use your largest measurement to determine your dress size on our size chart. Always select the largest size that your measurements demand.  As some dresses have fuller skirts they may accommodate a larger hip size.  Please read the fitting notes and description of each style carefully.  The client is ultimately responsible for choosing their size.  As dresses are made to our standard sizes, some alterations are to be expected.

Please feel free to contact Dornink at [email protected] or 515.255.7528. We are more than happy to update you on your order.

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