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Brides-to-be are left scrambling after wedding gown company unexpectedly shuts down

Brides-to-be are left scrambling after wedding gown company unexpectedly shuts down
Posted at 12:33 PM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 13:33:40-04

Brides to be are scrambling after a nationwide wedding dress maker unexpectedly shut their doors.

Alfred Angelo Bridal is closing many of its locations due to reports of bankruptcy. The company's website makes not mention of the closure, The website is currenlty offering dresses that are new for Fall 2017.

Previous story: Brides were told Alfred Angelo Bridal stores are closing, causing some brides to panic 

Now, the question is whether the women with dress orders will get their gowns in time - or their money back.

When Lisa Carson, lead stylist at Overland Park bridal and gown store Natalie M., calls Alfred Angelo the phone just rings.

"We are calling every single bride who is impacted by this. Basically telling them we don't know how it impacts your individual order. Our job as retailers and my job as their stylist is to make sure they have a gown for their wedding day," said Carson.

So that is what they're doing. They're finding a replacement dress in store or a similar style from another designer.

They said the store got a shipment recently, but they have no idea if more goods are coming so right now they have contingency plans in place.

"If their dress comes we are going to call their customer and have a celebration. If it doesn't come we need a plan," said Carson.

At Natalie M., five brides have ordered Angelo styles that are yet to arrive. About 20 bridal parties who purchased at the store would be affected.

Aaron Reese, a manager at the Better Business Bureau in Kansas City, says it's important to act quickly. If you bought a dress with in the past 60 days if you can dispute the charge with the credit card company.

You could also try to work things out with the company, but that may be difficult if they file for bankruptcy.

You can also file a complaint with the attorney general's office. 

Headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, Alfred Angelo Bridal designs wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and wedding accessories. In 2014, Alfred Angelo celebrated 80 years of dressing brides for their big day.