Brides scramble to find dresses after Alfred Angelo closure

DUBLIN, OH (WCMH) — National bridal store chain Alfred Angelo Bridal is officially closed. The sudden bankruptcy announcement is leaving many brides in the dark about what to do next.

There were a handful of Alfred Angelo Bridal stores in Ohio, including one in Dublin.

Brides are voicing their concerns all over social media because of the lack of a response from the company. A local bride, Laura Malernee is set to marry the man of her dreams, Joe Ciamacco is eight days. She looks forward to wearing her dream dress that she found in Dublin at Alfred Angelo Bridal six months ago.

“I’m getting married in a week and I do not know where my wedding dress is,” said Malernee.

On Thursday, Laura, along with her sister and mom drove to the bridal shop so she could pick up her dress and have one last fitting.

When Laura arrived at the store she saw her mom and thought her face looked ghostly white. She asked what was wrong, thinking maybe someone had passed away.

Her mother saw the store closed sign first and told Laura, “the sign said closed, everyone was like oh my goodness what’s going on.”

The sign also states merchandise will be shipped by store or seamstresses but Laura says she has not received any calls from anyone, not the seamstress and not from Alfred Angelo Bridal.

NBC 4 reached out multiple times to numerous Alfred Angelo Bridal stores and no store returned a phone call. The bridal shop’s website also does not say anything about the stores closing or how brides can find their dresses.

Malernee hopes her dress makes it on time.

“We already paid for it, this along with my wedding veil and my wedding dress it’s 1,500 dollars worth of merchandise that I have no idea where it is and it’s unbelievable to me,” said Malernee.

If the dress does not make it in time, she doesn’t know what to do.

“Honestly I have a week left, I don’t know, makes me want to cry but I’m not going to cry,” said Malernee.

Laura Malerneetried reaching out to the seamstress multiple times and eventually receive a message back later Friday afternoon saying that she needs to contact Alfred Angelo and this is the wrong person. The bride is losing hope her dress will make it to her before her wedding day in 8 days. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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