We are all still shocked and saddened at the horrible way the Alfred Angelo corporation is handling the abrupt closing of it’s 60 stores across the country, as well as the orders placed with the 2,500 retailers that sell their dresses. With still no official announcement from the company as to what brides should do that have yet to receive dresses they have ordered and paid for, bridal boutiques on and offline are stepping up to help customers affected by the sudden store closures.
If you are waiting to receive your Alfred Angelo dress our advice is to first contact your credit company or bank and tell them the situation. There is a very good chance they can initiate a refund for you. Next I would start a new wedding dress or bridesmaid dress search vs. waiting to see what happens with these bankruptcy proceedings. While there are rumors that they will ship out undelivered dresses that were ordered, it might not be up to them once the courts and attorneys step in. So I would NOT wait around for that…it could take months (if not years). Instead I would get your receipt or credit card statement with your proof of purchase, and start with one of these stores below. You can also call a local bridal boutique and tell them you were personally affected and if they have any discounts. Hopefully they will be able to work with you. We will also update this page as we discover more!
As a side note, we couldn’t help but share this sweet note from a guy on the Alfred Angelo Facebook page, hoping to comfort so many of you brides that are rightfully stressed/pissed off:
“As a husband and a father, here is my 2 cents. Yes, this is a horrific thing what they’re doing to future brides. But please don’t ever forget that we marry the girl of our dreams because of the girl – not the dress.-” Ben Wong
Thanks, Ben. 🙂 Hang in there, ladies!!
Stores Offering Help/Discounts to Alfred Angelo Brides
David’s Bridal is offering 30% off wedding dresses, 20 % off bridesmaid dresses, rush fees waived, and alteration services on Alfred Angelo dresses with proof of purchase.
Brideside is offering a ton of options for brides affected by the Alfred Angelo store closures, including quick ship, rush, and discount options, such as 20% off Amsale. They are also going to open up their Alfred Angelo sample dress inventory. Get more info here.
Vow to Be Chic is giving 10% off new orders with the code VOWTOHELP10. The company is a great option for bridesmaid rental dresses from designers such as Monique Lhuillier and Jenny Yoo for as little as $69.
Impression Bridal is offering 50% off all special order wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, as well as off the rack dresses with an Alfred Angelo receipt. They will also waive all rush alteration fees. Certain exclusions apply.
Weddington Way is offering special discounts and expedited shipping to help meet wedding dates. E-mail stylists [at] weddingtonway.com and they will work with you to find replacement dresses for your girls.
Local (some will also ship nationally)
Brides by Demetrios is offering 20% off on wedding gowns for Alfred Angelo brides. Call 619-294-2575 or visit their site.
Michele-A Bridal Boutique is offering discounted off-the-rack dresses as well as rush orders on custom bridal and bridesmaids dresses to all those affected by the Alfred Angelo closing. They will ship. Call 860-399-2231 or email katherine [at] michelebride.com
Sisters Bridal Boutique is waiving rush production charges. Their Christina Wu bridesmaid line offers a 2 week rush on all bridesmaid gowns. They are also offering 50% off any sample gown from now until August 1st.
Yes to the Dress is offering 30% off the current price for bridal gowns, and 20% off bridesmaid dresses. They are also offering an additional 10% of all Alfred Angelo dress alterations, and their services never incur a rush fee.
Renegade Bridal is offering rush delivery, custom design, and will apply 20% of your Alfred Angelo deposit towards a Renegade Bridal order. Proof of purchase required.
Romashka Bridal has 500 bridal gowns in stock and can do alternations in one day. They have close to 300 bridesmaids dresses they are selling between $45-$65 off the rack, as well as bridal dresses going off the rack as well, up to 50% off. If you were an employee and are in need of a job they are also hiring. They ask that you e-mail them your resume. Call or text 425-610-4143 or visit their website (link above).