A "store closed" sign hung on the front door of the Dedham Alfred Angelo Bridal store. Her mom said the store did a great job on the dress; however, they haven't seen it for months. Nia tried looking through the store window to find someone who could help her.
"They're literally filing for bankruptcy", said Pucci.
Similar scenes played out at numerous company's locations across the US, from MA to California.
The company released this statement on their website Sunday, days after closing doors across the country.
Bridal retailer Alfred Angelo has closed, threatening to turn brides' big day into their biggest disappointments. If they were waiting for Alfred Angelo to prepare their wedding gowns, a bankruptcy filing shattered the dreams for a ideal most important day in someone's life.
Many brides will still be receiving their dresses from Alfred Angelo through a shipment from the company, according to a lawyer representing the company. But not all did.
Bride-to-be Anna Wilkowski says she was sure she found the ideal dress.
On Friday morning, the family got a phone call from a clerk - the store had found her actual dress.
Redmond described a spectrum of distress from brides. She said, "I've been prioritizing them by the dates of their weddings". They only indication of financial problems is from their "Get It Now or Never!" sale, boasting discounts as high as 80 percent for "in-store bridal gowns". You know, nobody called me. Redmond stated, "Someone said: 'You've ruined my life.' I said, 'No, I probably didn't.' One said: 'I really apologize".
The quick and charitable offers are probably being made because every bride who's gone through the wedding-planning process knows what a complete nightmare planning a dream wedding can be.
According to the firm's website, Alfred Angelo is a popular name that operates more than 1,400 retail shops with over 60 stores spread across the U.S. It specializes in the sales of special occasion dresses and bridal gowns.
That leaves the second Saturday dress in Boynton Beach.
All stores and wholesalers are now closed.
The employees were able to track down the exact dress Whelton had first tried on, which was three sizes too big. "I have until six o'clock tomorrow night", she said Friday. All of the company's assets, in this case including wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses, are sold to pay off the company's debt.
She and her fiance may end up purchasing new dresses out of pocket. Those dresses will be altered and returned to the customers. Then there's the issue of customized merchandise.
Patricia Redmond of Stearns Weaver Miller, Weissler Alhadoff & Sitterson, said in a telephone interview she had received more than 3,500 emails from panicked brides.
She was married in 1975. "I noticed a post that Alfred Angelo was closing, you hear these stories, and I am like "no, it can not be true, '" she said".