Its July and we are in the midst of another busy wedding season! From country clubs to courthouses to wineries to public garden – its all an all too familiar site now to see lovely couples and their bridal parties being photographed.
So image if you are a bride getting the millions of things lined up for your wedding and find out that the bridal store for your dress
might be is closing! Reports surfaced Friday that Alfred Angelo has filed for bankruptcy. The company is based in Florida, and has about 60 stores nationwide. Several of them had already shut down, and the future of others was unknown. There were various reports from store locations across the country where brides had lined up outside of the stores upon hearing this news.
Needless to say, there was a frantic situation:
Was standing in my future wedding dress, tears in my eyes, saying yes, when I was told #AlfredAngelo has shut down & I can't order the dress
— Tina Braz (@Tina_Braz) July 13, 2017
I've had the shock, the tears and now I'm just pissed. Heartbroken doesn't cover it, hope I find a better dress. 💔#alfredangelo
— Sammy Jade (@sammyyjadee) July 14, 2017
The first thing brides affected by this should do is contact the store and see if they can get a refund or the dress as promised. If not, then call up your credit card company and see if they can void the charges, because as per the contract, the receiving party did not meet their end of the obligation. With every thing else that goes into planning a wedding, the last thing you want to do is deal with this issue, but hey…s*** happens.
And ofcourse, one man’s misery is another man’s gain. So hearing about this unfortunate event, David’s Bridal steps up its game and has started offering discounts and special assistance to brides. We are pretty sure bridal shops across the country are getting frantic calls from brides and bridesmaids who are caught in this situation looking for a way out. Infact, newly minted brides on Twitter have been offering their wedding dress to other gals in need.
— Sarah Kessler (@slkessler90) July 15, 2017
— Lindsay Garcia (@PrincessGlam305) July 15, 2017
Faith in humanity – restored.
Once the bridal dress is taken care off, you can move to the second most important thing – the bridal shoes. And oh yeah, don’t forget the foldable flats for your bridesmaids!