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Brides-to-be left scrambling after nationwide gown store abruptly shuts down

Brides-to-be left scrambling after nationwide gown store abruptly shuts down

Alfred Angelo Bridal official shut down all its stores across the country.

That's when the owner of a different bridal store stepped up to take in all of the already spoken-for dresses to ease some unneeded stress from anxious brides-to-be.

The company sold its dresses at another 1,400 retailers across the country.

At some Alfred Angelo locations, customers are allowed to pick up their dresses.

"The company regrets that this action will have dramatic impact on you", Ms. Redmond wrote in the letter, which was obtained by the newspaper.

Alfred Angelo Bridal one of the largest retailers and manufacturers of bridal gowns closed its stores nationwide
Alfred Angelo Bridal one of the largest retailers and manufacturers of bridal gowns closed its stores nationwide

But left in limbo - the many, many folks who'd begun planning their weddings with Alfred Angelo dresses and other wedding accessories.

To help those who might not get their dresses, some former brides are now offering up dresses for free - and member station KPCC in Southern California is using the #dressmatchmaker hashtag to orchestrate dress exchanges.

As important as the dress is, Martin said she hopes those who weren't as lucky have a happy ending no matter what. No information was available on whether dresses would be shipped to customers or if refunds would be given out. Alfred Angelo bridesmaid customers in the same position will receive 20% off the current price of all bridesmaids dresses at David's Bridal.

To receive the discount, brides and their parties can visit any David's Bridal location and present an original Alfred Angelo branded receipt. "I was just over the moon", said Woods. Under that plan, any creditors would be left to split whatever proceeds are collected from selling the company's assets.