Sparkle Bridal Boutique in Fredericton Closing; Other Boutiques to the Rescue

Yesterday morning New Brunswick’s The Daily Gleaner ran a story about poor customer service experiences at Sparkle Bridal Boutique followed a sudden closure of the store, and resulted in a crowd of brides and police gathered outside, looking for answers about the status of their orders. As one of the affected customers, I went to the boutique myself, and I’m afraid I came away not much more informed about what exactly has happened. All the same, anyone who has purchased a dress through Sparkle Bridal Boutique is encouraged to get in touch with them ASAP to find out the status of your order. In happier news, numerous other bridal shops have stepped up to the plate to help:

The Wedding Chapel Bridal Boutique, Oromocto NB
“We’re to help if anyone needs dresses, guidance or HUGS (I’m not joking… this is clearly NOT anything to joke about and lots were given already today!!!) We have LOTS of off the rack gowns, and I ordered 15 more today to add to our sale selection for prom and bridal! We’ve been in business for 19 years this June and service and happy brides means everything to us!!!!!!! 506-357-8184 Erika, Tia, Teresa”

Lockhart’s Weddings & Special Occasions, Sussex NB
“Lockhart’s has been working with suppliers to fulfil many orders for brides, bridesmaids, and prom customers who have been left not knowing the status of their gowns and are making many situations much less stressful. 888-235-7888”

Heavenly Gowns Bridal Boutique & Formal Wear, Saint John NB
“If you have ordered any Alfred Angelo design from the Fredericton bridal boutique that has closed, Heavenly Gowns can bring your order in for you. Please contact us at 506-652-9900 to discuss your options. We have been in contact with the designer and have already made some brides very happy.”

Carousel Bridal, Rothesay NB
“Carousel Bridal has been in contact and dealing with the suppliers, such as…Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo and Alyce to fulfil the many orders for brides, bridesmaids, and prom girls. We hope to lessen the stress of this unfortunate situation. Thank you. 506-847-5311.”

Bella Promessa Bridal & Formal Wear, Moncton NB
“We have already been in touch with many suppliers, and have committed to doing everything that we can to assist customers affected by this situation. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your options and see how we (or other stores) may be able to help.”

ACS Formals, Riverview NB
“Give us a call (506) 386-3889. We’re glad to help and there’s always a solution at ACS Formals! We may even be able to ship your dresses in if they were already ordered by that shop, and if they weren’t, there’s still time to order. Ask us about quick delivery dates or in-stock options! XO Amanda and Johan”