Dornink | Bridal, Evening and Cocktail Dresses | Des Moines, Iowa
To Order:
First: submit your design by "Get a Quote" to get an exact price.  You will receive an email with your design order number and exact price.

Second: fax, email or mail your order form (for each attendant) to Dornink.
          fax: 515.864.0011
          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.

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 and can accommodate larger hips, please study our fitting notes to help determine the size based on your design.  Please contact us with any specific questions.  The client is ultimately responsible for choosing their size.  As dresses are made to our standard sizes, some alterations are to be expected.

Lead time
The lead time for Dornink styles and Design Studio styles 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.

Return Policy 
As all dresses are made to order, All Sales Are Final. 

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 2-3 weeks on Dornink cocktail styles and 4 weeks on Dornink bridal gowns.  Please contact Dornink for more specific information. 

Styles and colors
Our Design Studio allows you design the exact style you want and then select your color.  You can design the dresses and select the color or your attendants can each design their own style.  When placing your order, please include your confirmation number (located on emailed quote page) for each design.   If you don't see the style you want, email us and we will try to accommodate your request.

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.  Alternatively, a pregnant bridesmaid can visit our Design Studio and design a style she will feel comfortable in for you event.  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

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 dresses 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. 

Fabric is available for purchase by the yard.  Cotton/acetate Bengaline is $11/yard, poly dupionni and poly satin are $14/yard, silk dupionni is $22/yard and silk shantung is $30/yard. If fabric is to accompany dresses, it should be ordered at the time of dress order to ensure dye lot matches.

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