Alfred Angelo stores closing

Bridal retailer Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its stores on Thursday night without notice, leaving many brides and bridesmaids without answers and dresses.

"They called me at 2 p.m. [5 p.m. EDT] and said, 'The store is closing for good at 5 p.m. local time The company is going bankrupt".

News 8 reached out to "alfred angelo bridal" and emailed the address they provide, but have not received a statement.

The store gave her a used dress that is used for women to try on in the store.

Some customers were told to pick up their orders by Thursday.

"This is supposed to be a very important day in her life and one of the most memorable", Neal said. It was under the children's leadership that the company expanded its retail stores across the country.

The employee said she could not confirm this. When Debany and her co-workers tried to call the Alfred Angelo customer service center three days ago, they were told it was experiencing phone troubles.

Brides and bridesmaids were rushing to Alfred Angelo locations hoping that the dresses they had paid for would be there.

"She was in tears", this Maryland mother said about her daughter. Or they have to call a lawyer. But she said that would end Friday when she left, and she didn't know the status of dresses still on order.

Employees said if your dress has already been ordered and paid in full, you should be getting it in the mail.

Clerks for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida said this morning that nothing had been filed yet by Alfred Angelo.

Store employees chose not to answer our questions; however, customers tells us the employees told them they also found out about the store closures Thursday. Alfred Angelo is the only bridal line she carries.

Media outlets in Massachusetts, Florida and Pennsylvania were all reporting the chain's stores are closing today.

"They told us basically there's nothing they can do", said Jessica Irsay, a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding.