"It's a nightmare, an absolute nightmare". Social media has been ablaze with frantic brides wondering about the status of their wedding dresses.
"The chances of us getting our dresses and getting our money back - who knows?"
Dozens of frantic NY bridesmaids were left scrambling after a Florida-based bridal chain declared bankruptcy Friday.
Alfred Angelo filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in Florida on Friday. As a result, all stores and wholesalers are closed.
Along with Danvers, Alfred Angelo Bridal also had locations in Dedham and North Attleboro.
The Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, which is voluntary, lists assets of $50,000 or less for Alfred Angelo.
The company says customers should send an email to the trustee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People who visited the website on Sunday were met with a large, bolded message that read: "apologizes for the inconvenience and hardship resulting from this event".
Damon got wind of the store's possible closing on Thursday.
She said headquarters told stores to ship out any dresses ordered by brides before closing the stores for good. Employees were reportedly informed Thursday during a call. Standing outside Alfred Angelo's Boynton Beach store on Friday, she was desperate to learn about her wedding dress.
She asked for a tracking number, or the name of the shipping service.
Katie Mooney, 29, of Saugus, was scheduled to pick up her dress this Monday after paying $2,000 for it, plus $750 in alterations. "I could have taken it home, but I figured because I was paying for it in full, I'd get a brand new on that no one had ever tried on", Wilkowski said. "Nobody answers the phone". Damon isn't sure if she risk waiting for the shipment.
Luckily, she already had her dress, after ordering it a year ago and opting out of alterations though the company.
"It's asking too much to ask them to pay again. As always, brides-to-be will find an wonderful selection of designer wedding dresses up to 80% off the retail price while supporting breast cancer charities causes!" "It's the right thing to do".
Alfred Angelo's store on Miracle Mile is a prime destination for brides-to-be, along with other bridal and wedding-related stores.
"It's 3 o'clock. We're giving you a courtesy call". Nobody appears to be in that store, and Redmond was mailed the location's key once it closed.
"At the end of the day, all that really matters is that I get to marry Josh and that I'll be surrounded by all of my friends and all of our loved ones".
"I haven't been able to sleep", one bride said.