Q: Do you make gowns from photographs?
A: Yes. You can submit photos to us for a quote, a link to that style or the designer name and style number.
Q: How close to the original will a replica be?
A: No Designer Replica will be a 100% likeness of the original. The original dress was manufactured; the replica is being handmade. King’s Court Gowns aims for a 90-95% likeness to the original photo, but there are no guarantees.
Q: What types of materials do you use?
A: We only use high-end bridal materials such as ; chiffon, organza, tulle, taffeta, satin, and lace.
Q: Can I customize my gown?
A: Yes. All of our gowns are custom made to the customer’s exact measurements with their choice of color, straps, closure and train length where applicable, and have a built in bra. Other minor changes may be available, such as adding a slit in the skirt or changing a neckline to/from straight/sweetheart, but I suggest you contact us prior to ordering to discuss.
Gowns can be custom to the color of your choice; including the beading and embroidery. Please check the photo of the color chart(s) to determine your preference. Colors may vary on different computer screens and monitors. We cannot guarantee an exact color match. The best way to make sure you get the color you want is to mail us a swatch of your desired color and we will try and match it to the best of our ability.
Strap choices include spaghetti, ½” wide or 1” wide at no charge. Halter straps available for a small fee.
On most styles of dress you can choose either a zipper or lace-up/corset back closure. When applicable, we highly recommend the corset back, as you will get a much better fit in your dress, add a beautiful design detail and guarantee you will not need any expensive alterations if you have measured wrong.
The length of the hem is almost always adjustable. A cocktail length dress could be made full length; a full length dress could be made cocktail length. Most styles can even be made into a high-low. The train length is also adjustable. You can add or remove a train. Adding train length will require an additional fee.
Q: Do you design dresses?
A: No. We do not make dresses from sketches or combine pieces from multiple dresses into one style. We specialize in Designer Replicas. Step 1 of our custom gown order process states that you must chose one gown in its entirety then you can customize it accordingly, as stated above.
Q: How long does it take to make a dress?
A: We require 6 weeks plus shipping to make most dresses. For wedding dresses we require 8 weeks plus shipping. Rush Orders are sometimes available. It depends on the style of dress, time of year, etc. Rush Order fees vary between $30-50. It can take slightly longer during the busy season (December-April).
Q: How much does a Designer Replica cost?
A: On average a custom homecoming dress costs $199-330. On average a custom prom dress costs $279-450. On average a custom bridesmaids dress costs $160-299.
On average a custom wedding dress costs $550-750. Couture wedding gown replicas average $700-900.
Q: What types of dresses do you make?
A: We make handmade gowns for all occasions; prom, homecoming, pageant, military balls, Quinceanera, wedding, bridesmaids, flower girl, mother of the bride/groom, wedding guest, communion, bat mitzvah, cruises, Halloween, costume parties, etc.
Q: Do you make any other items besides dresses?
A: Yes. We can also make veils, shawls, shrugs, belts/beaded sashes, skirts, etc.
Q: What brand names do you sell?
A: All our gowns are handmade. We do not sell any designer name gowns.
Q: How long does it take to get a quote?
A: You will usually have a quote in less than 48 hours.
Q: I am not sure what size I wear?
A: Every designer has their own size chart which is why gowns fit differently even when they are the same size. All our gowns are custom made to your exact measurements not to a dress size. This is however our standard size chart which will give you an idea on your own size as any gown over size 16 would be considered a plus size and would require an additonal material fee when placing a custom order.
Size 0: Bust 32, Waist 23, Hips 35
Size 2: Bust 33, Waist 24, Hips 36
Size 4: Bust 34, Waist 25, Hips 37
Size 6: Bust 35, Waist 26, Hips 38
Size 8: Bust 36, Waist 27, Hips 39
Size 10: Bust 37, Waist 28, Hips 40
Size 12: Bust 39, Waist 30, Hips 42
Size 14: Bust 40, Waist 31, Hips 43
Size 16: Bust 42, Waist 33, Hips 45
Size 18: Bust 44, Waist 36, Hips 47
Size 20: Bust 46.5, Waist 39.5, Hips 49.5
Size 22: Bust 49, Waist 42, Hips 52
Size 24: Bust 51, Waist 44.5, Hips 54.5
Size 26: Bust 53, Waist 47, Hips 57
Size 28: Bust 55, Waist 49.5, Hips 60
Q: How do you ship your dresses in the U.S.?
A: All gowns are shipped via UPS with tracking and insurance. A signature will be required upon delivery. Wedding gowns are steamed prior to being shipped. They come in a garment bag with a 10" gusset and are shipped in a large box to protect them during shipping and to prevent as many wrinkles as possible.
Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: Yes. We ship all over the world. Contact us for shipping prices and information.
Q: Where are you located?
A: While we are based in Florida, we closed our retail location in 2014 to sell custom dresses online only. After being in business for 6 years it had become obvious that our customers were predominately interested in placing custom orders instead of buying off the rack. This meant it was unnecessary to have a physical location and to pay for overhead costs to house and store merchandise, pay employees, etc. when we could run our business online and save our customers even more money by eliminating those costs.
Q: How long have you been in business?
A: King’s Court Gowns was started in 2008.To date, we have sold over 900 gowns to woman in 37 states and 6 countries.
Q: Do you offer refunds, returns or exchanges?
A: King's Court Gowns does not offer refunds, returns or exchanges. If you are purchasing an in-stock gown, you are responsible for ordering the correct size. Size charts, conversion charts, measuring charts and sizing information on each gown are provided to help you make the correct buying decision. Pictures of each stock gown are taken prior to shipping to show that the gowns are in good condition and that all measurements are accurate, thus alleviating any mistakes in color or sizing on the part of King's Court Gowns. Mistakes in color or sizing on the part of the customer is not a valid reason for a refund, return or exchange. All custom made gowns are made according to the measurements provided by the customer. If a gown were to be made to the wrong measurements, King's Court Gowns would be responsible for the necessary alterations. If the customer's measurements change between the time the measurements are taken/the order is placed and the time the gown is made and received by the customer or the measurement provided by the customer were inaccurate, then the customer is responsible for any and all alterations. Once again, pictures of each custom made gown are taken prior to shipping to show that the gowns are in good condition and that all measurements are accurate, thus alleviating any mistakes in color or sizing on the part of King's Court Gowns and insuring that no refunds, returns or exchanges are necessary and thus not offered.
You have three days from the receipt of your gown to report any perceived problems with your gown to King's Court Gowns. You must provide photographic proof of any and all perceived problems at that time for consideration.
Q: What types of payment do you accept?
A: We process all our orders via our Etsy store (www.kingscourtgowns.etsy.com) which accepts PayPal (any credit or debit card).
Q: Do I have to pay for the entire order up front or do you accept partial payments?
A: Because we are making a custom gown just for you, the entire dress must be paid for up front. We would most likely be unable to sell the gown to anybody else as you have chosen the style and the color and it was made to your custom measurements; therefore we do not accept partial payments on custom gowns.
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