"It's my dream dress - I've been waiting for 44 years for this", said Jones.
The reports quickly flooded social media, sparking a panic among many brides and bridesmaids across the country. If, due to the store closures, you or your 'maids suddenly find yourselves without a dress, just bring your original branded Alfred Angelo retail receipt to any David's Bridal location in the U.S for some mega discounts.
Bridal retailer R.K. Bridal, located in the Garment district, was one of very few local stores who still carried dresses from Alfred Angelo. "All the employees found out today", she said. All of the company's own stores closed permanently at 8 P.M. on Thursday, with no warning.
"I knocked on the doors until someone came out, " she said.
Some rushed to the store - some driving an hour or more - to pick up their dress - and others anxiously waited in line to ask about their garment - only to be told no one knows what is happening. "I have no idea right now", said one bride. She'll be a bridesmaid in a wedding that's coming up, but wasn't expecting to get her dress any time this month.
WTAJ called the bridal shop located in Richland Township but there was no answer.
The sign on the door at Manchester store directed questions to Redmond's Stearns Weaver Miller email address. Another groom said his bride is too upset to talk, but also has a dress there and can't get through to anyone.
If you or anyone you know is caught in this mess, please let them know I will try to help as much as possible.
Alfred Angelo, a Florida-based bridal shop, has apparently shut down without telling its customers. Some said they had made full payment for their gowns and were awaiting the delivery.
Little information has been posted about how and when customers will receive their orders, or if the orders will be filled at all.
"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.
Sue Sturgis, president of Cause for Paws, said the dresses were donated by Ellynne Bridal. Chabala and her daughter Ashley found out Wednesday night the bridal store was closing through social media.