Brides who bought a dress from defunct retailer Alfred Angelo are out of luck.
Alfred Angelo closed all of its 62 stores July 13 and filed for bankruptcy protection the next day. At the time, the bridal retailer promised to fulfill orders already purchased.
Now it has reneged on that promise. According to a statement from the Chapter 7 trustee on AlfredAngelo.com, the company has been able to deliver many of the pre-ordered dresses and accessories, but "the logistical and financial strain" prevent it from continuing to do so.
"Thus, to the extent any order has not been fully delivered to a customer, it shall have to remain unfilled," the company said.
The company advised customers who wanted a refund to submit proof of their claim for the bankruptcy proceedings. (In line behind the retailer's major creditors, those brides may not see any money from that.)
Some brides affected by the shutdown are facing less stress than others though, because they have wedding insurance, also referred to as special events insurance. This under-the-radar coverage is relatively inexpensive and especially helpful for situations like these when a vendor goes bankrupt.