It is our MISSION to see that every #AFTABRIDE is full taken care of
from the moment they walk into our doors, to down the aisle!
My dad, Rodney, (AKA Ruth’s husband) has made it his mission to make sure every gown that leaves AFTA is prepped to perfection! Rodney has stocked us with all of the BEST industrial steamers, bust forms, and pressing bags. He meticulously presses every single gown and does a full QUALITY CONTROL check at this stage too. We take this stage of the process very seriously and is why we have one person solely dedicated to it!
At your final fitting the gown will be fully pressed, checked and methodically prepared in bust forms, tissue paper and a temporary bag. The temporary plastic bags are longer than your regular garment bag. This allows for the train to hang freely once pressed instead of being rolled up in the bottom of the other bag. We place the original gown bag over the plastic bag for extra support. Once you have finished your final fitting we repack and touch up any necessary spots while you wait. Then an AFTA Team member will walk your gown to your car and help properly load it up!
If your gown gets wrinkled during portraits do NOT fret! We will happily Re-Press your gown for you. This service is an additional $65. If the gown were to need minor spot cleaning this service starts at $25. (*please note we do not have the equipment on-site to fully clean gowns*) We do request that you call and let our team know you will be bringing it by so we are prepared to examine the gown and schedule you, upon your arrival. Turn around time for a Re-Press is generally one week.
For any other questions please feel free to give us a call! 214-929-1857
AFTA WORK ROOM
This is where your wedding gown will be stored, altered and pressed. Everything
We have 15 industrial grade sewing machines, 3 professional grade steamers, 3 custom oversized industrial cutting boards and an extensive supply inventory including: sheet lace, hem lace, lace appliqués, tulle, lining, buttons, beading, and SO much more! We are always looking for ways to better both our workroom and TEAM AFTA! We believe in constant growth and evolution. We stay dedicated to continually pursuing opportunities and resources, that allow us to be better for YOU!