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Return Policy


    Formal Wear, Undergarments, Discounted Items, Accessories, Sale Items

    All sales are final, no exchanges or returns.


    Casual Clothing

    You can return your casual clothing to exchange for a different size, exchange for an item of equal or greater value, or return for store credit.

    To be eligible for a store credit or exchange, you must contact us within 48 hours of receiving your order to get a Return Authorization (RA) number. You must ship the item back to us via UPS or FedEx only within 48 hours of receiving your RA #. Any order without an RA # will be refused. Customer is responsible for all return shipping charges on exchanges or returns. Genealogy will cover one free shipping on an exchange item leaving our warehouse, however, any additional exchanges or returns will occur a ground shipping charge. Store credit expires after 365 days. CLICK HERE FOR RA LABEL.


    International shipments

    (anything shipped outside of the 50 states): There are no returns, refunds, exchanges or cancellations for any reason other than manufacturers defect.


United States

  • FREE UPS Ground shipping for orders over $100.
  • Alaska and Hawaii shipping is calculated at checkout.
  • Ground shipping takes 5-10 business days.

Outside of United States and U.S. Territories

  • Shipping is calculated at checkout based on your Postal Code.
  • International customers are also responsible for duty tax and/or VAT added by your country.
  • International shipping takes 7-14 business days.

Shipping times are approximate and are based out of our main shipping facility in Georgia. Ship Dates are subject to change. We also ship from CA, NC, SC, OK, FL, NY and TN depending on where your product is stocked.

Are these dresses real? Yes, we only sell 100% authentic dresses directly from the manufacturer with all tags attached. Genealogy Boutique & Formals is an authorized retail store for all brands listed on our website! Click the Top Prom Websites seal to confirm.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know my formal wear size?

Go to any style and click the "Size Chart" link to see how each style fits. Watch our video for best results, and text us (or email us) with any questions!

How do I pay?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Paypal. International customers we only accept PayPal.

What if I have a wear date?

If your item, color and size is unavailable at the time you place your order, we will fill your order by your wear date. If your selected item is not available by your wear date, we will notify you within 48 business hours of placing your order, your credit card will not be charged, and your order will be cancelled.

Will I need alterations?

Probably! The majority of our customers both in-store and online choose to have their dresses altered for a perfect fit. Make sure your alterations person is familiar with formal gowns like bridal, bridesmaids, pageant and prom dresses before giving them your business!

How do I clean my dress?

You should not try and clean your dress on your own! Take it to a professional dry cleaner, and make sure they are experienced with formal gowns before you give them your business. Dresses with beads will melt if a dry cleaner tries to take an iron to your gown. Dry cleaners also have solutions to remove or reduce stains on fabric.

My dress has a funny smell or odor

Unpack your dress and hang it up for a few days so the smell can dissipate! Manufacturers use some materials that inherently have an odor to them. Your dress is not defective! It means that all of the thousands of dresses made in that style also have a similar order. It will go away after a few days of airing out.

My dress arrived with some loose beads!

Every beaded dress we sell had it beads sewn on by hand. It is common for some of these beads to be lose after being shipped. This is not considered a defect unless the beads are so loose that the design of the gown is affected.

Will my dress be wrinkled?

Probably! We have to pack them tightly and in many cases, your dress will still be in the factory plastic. These dresses can only be steamed! Do not try to take an iron to as you can easily burn the material or melt the beads. Any alterations person, seamstress, or dry cleaner that has a steamer will be able to get the wrinkles out in a few minutes.

Why Shop With Us?

We are dedicated to providing the best shopping experience for every customer. Below are just a few reasons why thousands of customers have done business with us.

  • Free Shipping

    Orders over $100 in the continental U.S.

  • Low Price Guarantee

    Find a lower price? Let us know before you buy so we can try and match it!

  • SSL Secured

    Your checkout info is safe!

  • No Knock Off Guarantee

    Everything we sell is authentic, and Genealogy Boutique is authorized.

You should also know that our Customer Service team is based in the US, you can check your order status 24/7 online, we only charge sales tax in GA, NC, and SC, we take PayPal payments, maintain a spam-free/ad-free website, and are Top Prom Websites Approved.

About Us

Isn't it nice to know something about the company you are buying from?

We are an exclusive, boutique and formal destination where customers discover premier-brand, great designer fashions, and enthusiastic customer service. Our focus is a well-edited collection of sought-after designers from the best brand names in the world - combined with helpful service.

We want Genealogy to revolutionize your shopping experience, and service is a big part of that. Shopping in our boutiques is all about premier brands, great sale pricing, and the discovery of something new at every turn. But if it's not easy, it's not fun. So we're ready to answer any questions you have along the way.

Above all, we want Genealogy to feel like it's yours. We value our customers and we have created this experience and scoured the globe for these exclusive designers with you in mind. So be in touch - we welcome all of your ideas about bringing even more to Genealogy.

Do you have retail stores?

Yes, click a city below to get directions and contact info.

Online Reviews

We are always trying to keep up with the wants and desires of our customers, and have found that reviews from YOU really help. If you have something great to say, click one of the links below and tell others. If you are unsatisfied, call us and give us the opportunity to turn you into a happy, repeat customer.

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Report a problem

We are constantly upgrading with the latest technology to make your shopping experience as awesome as possible. Because of this, we sometimes break stuff! If you find something on our site is not working, or things are not displaying correctly, click here to let us know!

Privacy Policy

We hate spam! We will never give or sell your information to anyone, ever. Keep in mind that we do have to give our shippers (like UPS and FedEx) your information to process your order, but we have done our best to make sure none of these companies use your info for anything other than completing your order.


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