Brides angry about Lincoln store's closing; police dispatched to scene last night

Posted July 14, 2017

Bridal gown retailer Alfred Angelo planned to close all its stores across the country Thursday and file for bankruptcy, according to multiple media reports.

NBC Connecticut reached out for more information and comment from the corporate headquarters of Alfred Angelo Bridal multiple times Thursday but received no response. "Alfred Angelo sounds like they won't honor the three bridesmaid dresses already ordered and paid for for [my] wedding", wrote Twitter user Danny Surman.

"As a wedding dress retailer that has dressed brides and their bridal parties for over 80 years, we continue the timeless vision of our founders, Alfred Angelo Piccione and Edythe Vincent Piccione, by offering elegant and affordable contemporary wedding dress and bridal party fashions", the company's website states.

David's Bridal will extend this offer for a full 30 days after the news of Alfred Angelo's store closures.

One of the bride's to be made a decision to take a dress from the rack, which she was allowed to do, and said that she would try to sell it and get back some of the money she lost on her own wedding dress.

The manager at the Greece location says her store closed at 5 p.m Thursday. Future brides and bridesmaids are now scrambling without their dresses and without answers. "I put a 60 percent deposit down and found out via Facebook last night that they were filing for bankruptcy", said Cassidy.

The company's website declares that 'he will never forget the way you looked, ' conjuring romantic images of happy, loved-up grooms and their handsome partners.

On Friday, the sign on Alfred Angelo Bridal in Manchester read closed.

Another soon-to-be bride, Ericka Puccio, told Eyewitness News that she has two of her five bridesmaid dresses. The disastrous result? Tons of brides and bridesmaids may not receive their dress order as expected.

"I'm just over all of this", she said.

One store location did answer the phone.

WOWT 6 News spoke with a bride who said police officers told her and other customers to leave the Lincoln store. Bring in your AA receipt so we know you were an AA bride.

"I have zero faith in that", she said. 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.