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Brides left in limbo after Alfred Angelo bankruptcy

Posted at 4:42 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 01:27:08-04

Days after Alfredo Angelo Bridal abruptly closed their doors they have released a statement. 

The company filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 14, 2017 and left brides across the nation scrambling. 

It's supposed to be the happiest day of a brides life and looking for the perfect dress is all part of the memories leading up to their big day. 

Karen Clements, of Tucson is among the thousands of brides left jilted and searching for answers. 

She says, "It's an experience, it's part of the getting married experience that I feel is kind of been taken away now." Adding, "the dress is beautiful, we waited 3 months for it."

But now, as Clements prepared to get married in September and receive her wedding dress in July -- she is left frustrated and confused. 

Her mother, Susan Edwards, out of nearly $1,400.  

Edwards paid for the dress in full back in April. 

According to a statement on Alfred Angelo Bridal website, the company filed for bankruptcy on July 14th. As a result, all stores and wholesalers closed. 

They said they would post additional information regarding status of dresses on their website as it becomes available but brides say they haven't heard anything.

The company is referring all inquiries to their Chapter 7 trustee, Margaret Smith. (

"I know what chapter 7 is so the likelihood of us getting the money back is pretty slim and that makes me angry. I shouldn't be angry right now, I should be happy," says Clements. 

As for Clements, the show must go on. If she doesn't get her dress from Alfred Angelo's then she will buy another one. 

"Time is running out," says Clements.

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