KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Brides are scrambling for information and dresses after one of the largest manufacturers and retailers of bridal gowns closed and reportedly filed for bankruptcy.
Many brides-to-be took to social media Thursday after news Alfred Angelo stores were closing began spreading online.
Local 8 News saw a sign on the door of the Alfred Angelo store in Turkey Creek that said, "STORE CLOSED For further information please email email@example.com. We are sorry .... -
Amber Bowlin said she paid for her dress in June and is expecting it in September.
"I am very upset, I don't think words can explain how upset I am," said Bowlin.
Bowlin said she has emailed and called the store multiple times, but no one has responded. She said time is running out, and she is worried she may never even get her money back.
"This is a big deal, this is every girl's special day, so it definitely would be nice to hear something," said Bowlin.
Anna Wiggins owns Loveliest Bridal in West Knoxville. She said since the closure, she has had customers rushing in, trying to make last minute appointments to find dresses.
"I've had some people trying to get a last minute appointment with me tomorrow...because they've been turned away from that business, unfortunately," said Wiggins.
Loveliest and David's Bridal said they will give discounts to any customers who need help. They just request that you bring in a receipt from Alfred Angelo.
Alfred Angelo Bridal corporate has not responded publicly to the closures.