Alfred Angelo Bridal Stores Unexpectedly Shut Down

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Twitter member @Tina_Braz wrote: "Was standing in my future wedding dress, tears in my eyes, saying yes, when I was told #alfredangelo has shut down and I can't order the dress".

Many have taken to social media to vent their frustration with the situation.

An hour before closing its doors for good, the Alfred Angelo bridal store was filled with frantic brides and bridesmaids scrambling to secure their dresses. Johnson said the worker told her she needed to complete the task by 3 p.m. Friday. "It was stressful thinking about what if they close", she said. "She said the store called her and said she needed to pick up her dress by 8 because they're closing".

Facebook user Jessica Berry posted, "Can anyone tell me if they are sending dresses to Australia?" Weddings are stressful enough for a bride, and one bride-to-be's day became very stressful after receiving a text from one of her bridesmaids. One bride to be said that her sister had given her $1,000 for her wedding to buy her dress and now she would not have the dress or a refund and could not afford to pay for another wedding dress.

Three miles from the corporate headquarters, employees locked the doors at the Boynton Beach location as customers came and left the store.

Ironically, a sign next to the door says they're hiring.

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Sue Sturgis, president of Cause for Paws, said the dresses were donated by Ellynne Bridal.

"I cried my eyes out", she recalled of finding the flawless dress. Chabala and her daughter Ashley found out Wednesday night the bridal store was closing through social media.

Mollie Frish, a contract seamstress, has worked at the Alfred Angelo Bridal in Manchester for six years.

Alfred Angelo's has two retail stores in Central Pennsylvania - one at the Hawthorne Shopping Center on the 2000 block of Fruitville Pike in Lancaster, and another on the 5000 block of Jonestown Road in Harrisburg.

Other customers who ordered their dresses online have not received their items at all. "And whoever did this to them, I feel absolutely awful for them because everybody is losing their job as of 8 o'clock tonight", Donna said.