Military life is filled with formal events. Nearly all units hold at least one annual military ball requiring formal wear. Events come up in everyone’s lives – weddings, prom, and homecomings. The cost of evening gowns and dress suits/tuxedos continue to rise and can place a strain on a family’s budget. The ASYMCA provides active duty families with an alternative to purchasing new formal wear for each event – come to our Ball Room and rent your evening wear for only the cost of dry-cleaning!
Our Ball Room is jammed full of evening gowns of every size and style and color one can imagine. When you walk in, the room resembles a giant rainbow! From sizes 0 to plus, from sequins to satin, we have a gown for nearly every occasion. Any active duty ID card holder is welcome to come and try on gown after gown until they find just the right one for their occasion. We also carry a large selection of shawls, shoes and even handbags and jewelry. Gentlemen, we have a selection of suits and formal wear for your needs as well. The Ball Room even has a beautiful array of wedding gowns just waiting for your special day. Patrons are asked to leave a $20 cash deposit which will be returned to them when they return their borrowed item(s) within 10 business days accompanied by a dry cleaning receipt.
Cyndi recounts, “Back in 2008, a young couple decided to get married…in 2 ½ days! They would have a more traditional, formal wedding with their families several months down the road, but they wanted a ceremony on post with just a few close friends. Both the bride and groom were adamant that this wedding, though small, would have all the trimmings. And they turned to me and my husband for planning help. How to find a wedding gown in a day? We went to the ASYMCA Ball Room! There was a gown there that must have been made with Melissa in mind. It fit her so beautifully – not just the size but also her personality. She was a true princess. When they had the “big” wedding months later with all the fancy chandeliers and chocolate fountains, those of us at the first wedding agreed that the borrowed wedding gown was still the most beautiful gown for her we’d ever see.”
The Ball Room is located in the back of the Backdoor Boutique building, Building 5660. The hours for the Ball Room are Mon 0900-1500, Tues/Wed/Thurs 0900-1100 and Fri 0900-1500. Bring your military ID card and come see our amazing selection of gowns and formal wear!