Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
Economy | By Annette Adams

Boutique donates free dresses to those affected by Alfred Angelo's closing

Boutique donates free dresses to those affected by Alfred Angelo's closing

Dozens of frantic NY bridesmaids were left scrambling after a Florida-based bridal chain declared bankruptcy Friday.

"Wow, I'm in a wedding in October and the bride and ALL the bridesmaids have already paid for their Alfred Angelo Bridal dresses", Sara Cretser wrote on the Facebook page, "and now we are left with no dresses and no refund".

"I've been prioritizing them by the dates of their weddings", Redmond said. "Every store has closed doors and people are not getting their dresses".

Brides-to-be in West Michigan, and across the country, are panicking after a bridal store with dozens of locations nationwide abruptly closes all stores and files for bankruptcy.

Store owners at both Alyssa's Bridal and Bridal Palace are offering 10 to 20 percent discounts and no extra charges for last-minute alterations in order to try to help some brides who may have been left without dresses.

"We didn't have time to wait", he said.

In documents obtained by BuzzFeed, Alfred Angelo's bankruptcy statement names Patricia Redmond as the presiding attorney, and can be reached at 305-789-3553.

"I was freaking out and I called my mother", said lifetime Venice resident and bride-to-be Corinne Woods.

Customers of the Alfred Angelo location in Greece had to present a receipt to get one of the gowns.

Woods also learned she may not get her dress ahead of a March wedding to her fiance Timothy, but received an unexpected package at her door step on Saturday. "I was just over the moon", said Woods. Woods wants other brides to remain optimistic, but use this as a lesson.

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