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

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

Shifflett had picked out her wedding dress in March - and paid a $1,000 cash deposit toward the $1,500-plus dress and veil - and had gotten a call earlier this month that the dress was ready for alternations.

Bridal retailer R.K. Bridal, located in the Garment district, was one of very few local stores who still carried dresses from Alfred Angelo.

Other brides-to-be weren't so lucky.

On Wednesday night, a San Antonio woman shared how she almost missed getting her wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses.

She tried the phone numbers listed on a memo taped to the shop door, but only got recordings.

But two bridesmaids who live out of state may be out of luck.

"It's sad, but I'm 100 percent we'll handle everything here", Schulman said.

"We thought it was a hoax on the Internet", she said.

Brides were left wondering what would happen to their dress.

A store manager at the Mission Valley location told NBC 7 they will stop carrying the Alfred Angelo line, but all the dresses previously ordered will be provided.

LPD said it did not make any arrests.

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The reports quickly flooded social media, sparking a panic among many brides and bridesmaids across the country.

Reports vary. They might receive their gowns in the mail if their orders have already been placed.

"I freaked out", said one bride who made it to the San Antonio location just five minutes before they closed.

In DeWitt, store employees said they were told Thursday morning the store would close for good at 8 p.m.

She found out all about this while watching FOX 5 News at the gym Thursday evening and immediately headed over to the Springfield store.

The employee said she could not confirm this. "I'm anxious", said Molly Shifflett from Madison. "I'm also anxious about my bridesmaids". "I have 200 Alfred Angelo dresses in my store".

"I actually didn't get a call", said Nancy Lofton, bride.

Innovative competitors have began offering discounts to disgruntled customers with Alfred Angelo receipts, including the retailer David's Bridal.

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.

Sue Sturgis, president of Cause for Paws, said the dresses were donated by Ellynne Bridal.