Alfred Angelo Bridal store abruptly closing

It is not yet clear what the bankruptcy and closure mean for brides who have already paid for their dresses. "I paid. I was there on Sunday, and next thing I knew I called the store and it kept on ringing and ringing", Moy said.

'We are all no longer employees of Alfred Angelo with immediate effect'.

Valen Studios Bridal Boutique in Grayslake said it received no notice from the retailer that it was closing its shops. "All the employees found out today", she said.

Mollie Frish, a contract seamstress, has worked at the Alfred Angelo Bridal in Manchester for six years.

'Rest assured that all BBSA members will work with retailers'. And if you did manage to pick up your dress before your local Alfred Angelo store shut their doors, David's Bridal is also offering alterations services for Alfred Angelo dresses (regular pricing applies).

The Florida-based company, which has a store on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in Kearny Mesa and on Vista Way in Oceanside, plans to file for bankruptcy protection, the Wall Street Journal reported.

"They called my bridesmaids this morning and I get frantic phone calls", said Cassidy, a bride who didn't want to reveal her last name.

By Thursday afternoon, there were no employees in the company's Delray corporate office on the fourth floor of a building on Congress Avenue at Linton Boulevard. There are reports from multiple cities of brides showing up to get their wedding gowns only to find the store closed.

8News asked the man inside if they are telling brides that they have their dresses inside.

NBC Boston has reached out to Alfred Angelo for a comment and has not heard back.

"For the employees, I feel terrible for them". Losing your job and dealing with hundreds of p****d off brides'.

The owners of Brides and Grooms in Pikesville said this is bad for business.

Signs posted on storefronts in Florida and elsewhere tell a different story, instructing customers to telephone a Miami law firm now representing the company. The company was founded in 1933, according to its website.

But grooms-to-be may now conjure a very different, angry image when they think of Alfred Angelo. The company since grew to operating more than 60 stores nationwide and selling merchandise in more than 1,400 retail stores across the USA and around the globe.

Many other future brides voiced their anger on social media.

In Dewitt, staff told New York Upstate that the shop would close permanently, but they were not told why.

  • Wendy Palmer