If you are planning a wedding or are involved in the wedding industry, you undoubtedly know that Alfred Angelo filed for bankruptcy this summer leaving thousands of brides and bridesmaids without their dresses.
The company did "apologize" saying the following on their web site:
The Chapter 7 Trustee greatly regrets the upset that Alfred Angelo’s July 14th bankruptcy filing has caused its customers. While we have been successful in obtaining customer records and delivering many dresses and accessories for customers all over the country, even after the bankruptcy filing date, it has now become apparent that the logistical and financial strain of fulfilling each and every open order makes continuing that course of action no longer possible.
Thus, to the extent any order has not been fully delivered to a customer, it shall have to remain unfilled...
If you are one of the unlucky people who did not receive your order, you can try the following to recoup your losses:
Brideside, a Chicago based startup, posted on their blog that they are offering quick ship, rush and discount options for canceled Alfred Angelo Bridesmaid dresses. Click here to read the details of what Brideside is offering.
Businesses sometimes go out of business and / or file bankruptcy - it is a fact of life. Businesses and equipment sometimes get destroyed in fires. There is no way to stop something like this from happening to you! It happened to me when I was getting married, my venue went out of business two and a half months before the wedding.
If you want to protect your big day, there are a few things you can do:
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