Brides-to-be left without dresses as bridal store unexpectedly shuts down

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - A bridal shop has unexpectedly shut down, putting many brides-to-be in danger of not getting a dress.

Alfred Angelo, whose website boasts over 800 stores nationwide, now have signs on their front doors that read, “STORE CLOSED. For further information please email predmond@stearnsweaver.com.”

The email is linked to a Miami law firm. Alfred Angelo is reportedly filing for bankruptcy protection.

“It would’ve been nice if they would’ve, you know, given some kind of heads up,” said bride-to-be Jessica Ringler.

Alfred Angelo stores were locked up, Friday, but women still showed up at locations across South Florida.

“I thought it had to be a joke,” said bride-to-be Teri McKerlie. “I was like, ‘There’s no way. They’d have to, like, call me or something.'”

Some brides were given messages stating their orders were canceled and some have yet to receive answers from the company.

“Nobody answers,” said Ringler. “I’ve called the store, I’ve called the attorneys that they say you’re supposed to call. They have a 305 number. They don’t answer either.”

Ringer said she tried on many dresses at Alfred Angelo before paying over $2,500 for her Disney-inspired ensemble. “It was supposed to be my dream dress,” she said.

“I want answers,” said bride-to-be Angela Peterson. “I wanna know if I’m gonna receive my dress, if I’m gonna receive my down payment back or what.”

The Better Business Bureau reported receiving complaints about Alfred Angelo and is currently investigating the matter.

7News reached out to the law firm representing Alfred Angelo, but we have yet to receive a response.

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