Dozens of Twitter users are offering up their lightly used dresses at no cost. 

By Alexandra Schonfeld
Updated July 19, 2017
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Many brides-to-be have been dreaming up the perfect wedding dress for as long as they can remember. What color will it be? What kind of neckline? Will it have a train? Odds are you have a doodle or two floating around somewhere. On top of picking the perfect dress, planning a wedding is quite the feat. And for many brides around the country the road to aisle just got a bit bumpier.

Last week Alfred Angelo announced it would close stores nationwide, leaving many customers in a scramble to find a new dress. Brides were left without answers when attempting to reach the company to see what these closures would mean for their big day. Many of these brides had already paid the dressmaker hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars.

In response, some of Alfred Angelo’s competitors, like Floravere and David’s Bridal, are offering to lend a hand. If provided with proof of purchase of an Alfred Angelo dress, Floravere is giving away 50 free sample gowns. David’s Bridal, on the other hand, is offering these individuals 30 percent off wedding dresses and 20 percent off bridesmaid dresses.

But, it’s not just big brands that are helping the cause. Former brides across the country are banding together to help the brides in need. By searching #dressmatchmaker on Twitter, you’ll find dozens of posts offering up wedding and bridesmaids dresses for free. Spanning sizes, colors, and styles, brides are sure to find a dress to their liking. Some of these good Samaritans are simply asking the dresses be cleaned and returned to them after the big day.
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