Bridepocalypse just got a little bit less dismal, thanks to Floravere, an online bridal shop that allows you to customize your wedding gown. Floravere is offering FREE dresses to brides left in the lurch by Alfred Angelo’s bankruptcy announcement and subsequent shut down earlier this month; the abrupt store closures left thousands of brides who had ordered dresses scrambling.
It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. The only catch is that these free (and stylish) wedding gowns only come in sample sizes, but besides that, this really could be a miracle for some brides who had paid for their Alfred Angelo gowns and don’t have a budget to get a replacement (because really, who does?).
On their website, Floravere has a page for those affected by #bridepocalypse that says,
This is the height of generosity.
The Floravere dresses are stunning, too.
The delicate French lace on this gown is perfect.
Sometimes simple is best, and this gown proves it.
Floravere also creates personalized gowns for brides by sending them a “bride box,” which includes a gown and everything needed to try it on.
Yes, you can try on wedding dresses in the comfort of your home! Who doesn’t want their pet’s opinion, really?
For brides who’d purchased gowns at the now-defunct Alfred Angelo stores, Floravere is also offering a 30% off deal for women who wish to design their own gown based on Floravere’s current collection. They also promise gown delivery in five weeks or less.
If the sample size gowns and 30% off deal still don’t work for you, fear not, gownless brides. There are tons of kindhearted people all over country offering to LEND or DONATE their own wedding gowns to those in need! This option definitely offers a wider variety of sizes at a very reasonable price — usually just cleaning plus shipping and handling.
Wedding gowns are such an important aspect of most brides’ vision for the big day, and we’re so glad that so much help is being offered to those affected by Alfred Angelo’s very sad closure.