Bride searches for new wedding dress after Alfred Angelo closure - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Bride searches for new wedding dress after Alfred Angelo closure

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A bride-to-be from Killeen is searching for a new wedding dress after the company she bought one from shut down and filed for bankruptcy.

Alisa Harris, a Killeen High School graduate, is one of thousands of brides from across the nation who purchased dresses from Alfred Angelo, a national bridal gown chain.

"I started picturing myself walking down the aisle being in front of my fiancé," Harris said. "That first dress kept getting me. I put that first one back on after several other ones and feelings came back all over again so I was like this is the dress. Got it."

After Alisa got engaged to her fiance Montrell Wright, she found the venue, picked a date and found the wedding dress of her dreams. She paid for the more than two-thousand dollar dress in full in March.

"Everyone wants that moment. I had that moment. Not that I'll be able to carry out that moment and walk down the aisle in that particular dress but I can say I had that moment," Harris said.

On July 14, the company filed for bankruptcy and shut down all of its stores.

Harris said she didn't receive any notification from the company about the stores closing. She was supposed to receive her dress for alterations in July. Her wedding is on September 3rd, 2017. Harris has attempted to get a hold of the company but has not received any answers about her dress.

"I just need to know yes you're getting your dress no you're not getting your dress," Harris said.

When Harris saw news reports that the company closed, her parents Mary and Roy drove to the Alfred Angelo location in Austin to try to get answers from someone.

"We just want to know are they going to say something to us? Are they going to give her her dress? Give her her money back?" Mary Harris, Alisa's mom, said.

Her father said the company needs to do something.

"You guys told her that she was going to have that dress sent to her and that has not happened. You need to get it fixed and you need to rectify that because it's just not right," Roy Harris, Alisa's father, said.

The bridal company's website states:

"While we have been successful in obtaining customer records and delivering many dresses and accessories for customers all over the country, even after the bankruptcy filing date, it has now become apparent that the logistical and financial strain of fulfilling each and every open order makes continuing that course of action no longer possible. Thus, to the extent any order has not been fully delivered to a customer, it shall have to remain unfilled."

The company has a court date in bankruptcy court scheduled for August 28th in Florida, just 6 days before Harris' wedding. 

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