Free wedding gowns for brides after Alfred Angelo closes doors

Joel Benson of Alexandra's Bridal Boutique in Fall River is offering wedding dresses to brides impacted by the sudded closure of Alfred Angelo. (WJAR)

From Thursday, until Monday, July 24 - brides can get a free wedding dress.

Owner of bridal and prom discount warehouse and Alexandra's Bridal Boutique in Fall River - Joel Benson - told NBC 10 he feels terrible for the brides who have been affected by the closure late last week of Alfred Angelo.

More than 1,400 stores shut down - as a result of a bankruptcy filing.

That left brides without gowns and bridesmaids dresses.

Benson says all they need to do is bring in paperwork from Alfred Angelo and they can choose a gown of up to $500.

The only purchase necessary is a veil.

"We've been in business for 31 years we're blessed why not reach out when people need it the most. A wedding is stressful as it is, if we can help that a little bit and get them into a free dress, well that's what we want to do."

Again, the first day of the give-away is July 20th - this Thursday.

The stores will be extending their hours and open from noon until 8 p.m. on Thursday

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