Alfred Angelo closes the doors

Alfred Angelo closes the doors

Alfred Angelo closes the doors

Popular bridal dress retailer Alfred Angelo has shut down its stores across the USA and filed for bankruptcy protection, reports said Thursday.

The Delray Beach, the Florida-based company did not issue a prior warning to its employees about the move, an Alfred Angelo store manager told the Wall Street Journal.

South Florida brides-to-be could be scrambling to find their wedding dress.

She said employees were told of the closure Thursday morning. "It's like there's no way".

Carley Ventre is a bridesmaid in a different wedding.

"Is there any way the brides can get any money back?" There was no answer at any of their listed phone numbers, even for the hundreds of smaller wedding stores that they supply dresses for.

"I hope she can get a refund", Maggie said. "You don't find the ideal dress a few times, so now I have to start back all over again", said soon-to-be bride Ryan Cassidy.

David's Bridal posted on its Facebook page that it would offer a special discount to anyone presenting an original Alfred Angelo's retail receipt.

"So I showed up to pick it up but it's the wrong dress, but they're not doing any new orders of production of dresses", says Toscano. "So I called and asked them what my choice was". They were wonderful to everybody.

"It's not just the brides, it's the bridesmaids, the flower girls, the mothers, it's just the frustration of having to start over again", Rosell said.

Pierre's dress was ready to go, so that's one happy ending, but for Cotter's future mother-in-law it was a different story.

"Now I don't know what I'm going to have", said Teri Mckerlie, who's getting married in January. "I'm good. I'm glad I found it". "And I loved my dress".

Anyone with questions about a dress was told to contact the company's attorney in Miami, Patricia Redmond.

As we already know, Alfred Angelo is going out of business. We will update this developing report.

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