A line quickly grew outside the Alfred Angelo Bridal on Erie Boulevard Thursday, as word spread the store was closing fast.
"I sat and waited there for roughly an hour before accepting my loss and driving home", McGraw said in a statement. "I literally didn't believe it".
The retailer operated at least 60 stores in the USA, and maintained others in Canada, Europe and Japan.
Her dress cost about $1,700, and she had put down a $1,045 deposit.
"She heard what happened", he told Bailey.
"To not receive those dresses, it's a lot of work for us", she said.
When Zoll emerged, she was holding a flowing navy blue bridesmaids dress, the same style and color as the dress she needed to blend into the wedding party, just two sizes too big.
Other bridal chains are stepping in to help by discounting dresses for affected customers.
For Marisa and her mother, the outpouring of support is unbelievable, and it helps to take away the stress of what is supposed to be an exciting time.
The Palm Beach Post reported Thursday that employees at Alfred Angelo's corporate office in Delray Beach, Florida, left en masse carrying boxes, plants and personal belongings. "One of them said they were all fired today". "I guess somebody showed up, kind of like how I feel right now - a little bit frantic", she added. "I could have taken it home, but I figured because I was paying for it in full, I'd get a brand new on that no one had ever tried on", Wilkowski said. The Alfred Angelo Bridal website has not given any information about the closure of stores. In its bankruptcy filing, the company said it had no more than US$50,000 in assets but more than US$50 million in liabilities.
After reports surfaced that the company was shuttering its locations and wasn't taking future appointments, customers flocked to its official Facebook page to post concerns about orders that were already placed and paid for. Fugate said she was just in the store last week. "The people who come here are always looking forward to a happy occasion".