THE PRESS MASTER
The Press Master also goes by… Daddio, Grandpa, Hubby, and RODNEY! —YEP! That’s right, Dad has made it his MISSION to make sure every gown that leaves AFTA is prepped to perfection!
Dad 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 extremly serious. That is why we have one Team Member solely dedicated to it!
FINAL FITTING: PACKED & PRESSED
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!
RE-PRESS FEES & HOW TO SCHEDULE
WEDDING GOWN RE-PRESS
If your gown gets wrinkled during portraits do NOT fret! We will happily Re-Press your gown for you. 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*)
HOW TO SCHEDULE:
We do request that you call and let our team know you will be bringing the gown. This way we are prepared to examine the gown (for spots, etc.) and Schedule a PICK UP for you!
We do not have a set time for turn around on pressings. Generally we can accommodate everyone’s requests. For availability on this service please call our scheduling line! If you have the gown dropped off at least one week before you need it back, we can always accommodate this turn around!
For tighter turn around please also reach out to our scheduling line: 214-929-1857!
WHO SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENTS?
Make sure to bring your ‘decision makers’ to the appointment. Whether it be your mom or your bestie, decision makers are the people whose opinion you value most and who will make you feel like your most confident and beautiful bridal self! If your decision maker is unable to make it to the appointment, we are happy to help you video chat with them, so they can be a part of the experience!
If you would like to bring your whole bride squad we would LOVE to have them, and we have plenty of room to accommodate your group! Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you plan to bring more than 2 people, so that we can have space ready and champagne chilled! We recommend your bride tribe come to the final fitting, so they can learn how to do your gown’s bustle (and of course ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over how fab you look!). If they cannot make it to the final fitting do NOT fret! We will happily help film a quick bustle tutorial on your phone you can send to a bridesmaid, mom, or planner!