Alfred Angelo Bridal's abrupt closure prompts panic among bridal parties

Anxious brides abound as social media talk says wedding dress company Alfred Angelo is going out of business

Anxious brides abound as social media talk says wedding dress company Alfred Angelo is going out of business

Dozens of other brides and bridesmaids received similar phone calls.

David's Bridal posted an offer on its website to help out people impacted by the closure. Still, she'll lose out on the pressing and alterations that were supposed to be included in the $1,200 she paid for her dream dress.

But two bridesmaids who live out of state may be out of luck. "There's no guarantee we'll get it back, with them going bankrupt, we can dispute it with our bank, but there's no guarantee we'll get our money or our dresses", said Cassidy.

"I'm super irritated about it", The Lincoln woman said. The Sun Sentinel reports the signs instructed brides to email lawyers Patricia Redmond at for more information.

Fortunately, Humbug's customers each have several months to find and order new dresses. "Young ladies have already ordered their gowns and some of them have gotten calls that they're canceled", said Beverly Showell, the mother of a bride-to-be.

LPD said it did not make any arrests.

As you can imagine, brides are responding with anger on social media. 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 knocked on the doors until someone came out, " she said.

An employee of the store who did not want to be identified told News10NBC in Rochester that workers learned at 10 a.m. Thursday morning the store would close that night for good. "I have a FedEx truck coming [today]", Englert said. The shop will also be refunding brides and bridesmaids for their purchases.

"Then I just got the news that I was not hoping for", Rayner said. "All were paid for".

8News made a decision to pay Alfred Angelo Bridal a visit to try and see what upset brides could do.

A man could be heard inside, saying, "no comment" and "Go to Alfred Angelo".

A Facebook group called "Alfred Angelo Retailers" has been set up to help businesses fulfill orders from stock between them with almost 120 members having joined already.

"It's definitely at the point where we need an answer", he said.

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