I will ship this dress to you within one week of receiving payment. If sooner shipping needs to be arranged, please let me know so I can get it to you ASAP! Depending on your location, shipping cost may be halved between seller and buyer. I don't forsee a situation in which it would be necessary to refund this purchase unless something went terribly wrong. Every situation will be considered individually. Thanks for looking at this dress and I hope you find one that's PERFECT for you!