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Woman donates wedding dress to help brides caught in Alfred Angelo bankruptcy

A woman wants to donate her wedding dress to help the brides impacted by the Alfred Angelo bankruptcy. (WPEC).

The sudden bankruptcy of Alfred Angelo bridal is causing a breakdown for those who said "yes to the dress."

But it's also bringing others together.

Women like Darlene Colvin are offering bummed brides relieve with a little something borrowed.

Colvin, a 68-year-old retired Miami Sheriff's Deputy, had her share of fun when she wore her dress on her wedding day in the 1980's.

"We had a big party," said Colvin.

Now she wants to bring that joy to the bridges who are panicking about what to wear on their big day after Alfred Angelo permanently shut its doors.

"You must have something borrowed and something blue," said Colvin.

She plans to lend the hat she wore.

"Got it in the early 80s and I paid about $150 for it then, in the early 80s that's a lot of bucks so I kept it."

But the dress, an off-the-shoulder number, way ahead of its time, she's donating.

"I had it custom made," she said.

Colvin is one of many offering help. Some former brides are taking to social media, willing to pass on their gowns.

While stores like David's Bridal, Brides Against Breast Cancer, and House for Hope Stuart are providing discounts and rush-order alterations.

"I would just hope that other people would help these women out," said Colvin.


Alfred Angelo issued a statement to its customers and creditors over the weekend. The company apologized for the inconvenience and hardship.



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