She just found out tonite that the place where she found her dress, Alfred Angelo store has closed.
This means there is no wedding dress for the wedding. All the agony of finding the right dress and trying on so many was stressful already. Then not to mention, there is the wait time to even get a dress !
After hunting for the perfect dress, paying in full for the dress, jewelry and under garments, now there is no dress, no store, no sign of a refund or a dress.
Alfred Angelo shut down all their stores in one day. All employees at corporate level on down to store level walked out today.
I feel like they planned for it and took our money, knowing it wouldn't deliver the dress. Also all these employees in local stores lost their jobs and any PTO they've earned!
It's been one issue after another. First she gets a Historical site venue settled and deposit made. That venue had a legal issue with some maintenance to the building causing it to be delayed and not ready for the wedding. Then it was the big rush to find a new Venue. She Found a new venue, but with that came other changes; the food arrangements had to change, the planned time had to change, the photographer had to re- confirm availability and then having to find a DJ for the new wedding time and place.
She has overcome so many things in her life and this should be one of the best things she experiences.
There is not an extra ""Wedding fund" to pay for doing everything twice. She is struggling to make ends meet as it is to make this wedding happen. So I am asking for help so she can have her wedding day by contributing in anyway you can help. There is still a lot to pay for to get this wedding complete without the worry of paying for another dress and accessories.