(Closed) BEWARE ALFRED ANGELO!!!!!!BAD COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Post # 106
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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doctoralstudent:  I woke up this morning with no opinion about Alfred Angelo Bridal.  Thanks to you, I now think their Veterans’ Day promotion for active duty and veteran brides is awesome, and I respect them as a corportation.  You have single-handedly given me a reason to like this company.  By all means, keep spreading your story – I think they’d thank you for the press.

Post # 107
8940 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I don’t see the FB post anymore. Good on ya if you deleted it, OP.

Post # 108
64 posts
Worker bee

Sorry OP, I saw this advertisment as well. I 100% assumed it was for a woman who was in the military, active duty, reserves etc… You play a great role in being a military spouse, but you do not serve in the military.

I have lots of respect for military spouses, you are great and a lot of active duty memmbers could not do what they do without your support. But I can 100% see why AA would only allow this special for actual military members. A lot of veterans day deals are only for the actual veteran themselves. 

I think it didn’t hurt inquiring to see if you qualify, and their customer service may have treated you poorly, but as a veteran myself I think your actions are just as rude. You are attacking their company because you are upset you don’t qualify for a promotion. You are not in the military. 

I think their promotion is wonderful, not to make their company “look good”. They could do that with just a % off a dress. You fighting this is making military spouses look bad. I’m not trying to be rude, just telling you the truth. I’m not even touching on the fact that you are ALREADY MARRIED. I get it, I had a courthouse wedding as well. My husband and I were both deploying soon, and didn’t have much time. 

I think their offer is extremely generous, and will continue to pass along the advertisiment to my active duty friends. 

Post # 109
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

This is why military spouses have horrible stereotypes. 

Please stop. I don’t mean it rudely, but genuinely. Please stop. 

If you are a student, focus on your education. If you work, take pride in your own career. If you are bored, please go volunteer. I’d suggest Fisher House or the VA. Go speak with people who really have served. Learn from them and their stories. Then please recognize that you do.not.serve. 

You are a spouse. You support. You love. You follow. You encourage. You praise. You strengthen. You wait. You hold on. 

You would (hopefully) do all of the above regardless if your spouse be a soldier or a plumber or a teacher. Because you are a spouse. And that is what spouses do. 

Military families are VERY well cared for. We receive more help than most and we do not deserve it. We have guaranteed housing, amazing medical benefits, and loads of support. Please realize what a blessing it is to be part of such an adventurous and strong community. Please thank God every night for the many privileges we are given that we do not work for nor earn. Do not complain about or grieve the loss of offers that you do not deserve. This company is doing amazing things for women. Women who really do serve. So please, just stop. You’re making the rest of us look bad 😒

Post # 111
161 posts
Blushing bee

Can we get this closed? I can’t read anymore entitled bullshit. I’ve reached my limit for the day. 😨

Post # 112
9087 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Navy wife here: I can’t believe this thread is real. It makes me and my sisters (and brothers!) look terrible.

If you think the company reacted rudely, I can’t really argue that. You’re free to feel how you feel. I didn’t think the advertisement was misleading. Not even a little. What do they call women like this? Dependistas? This makes me so incredibly sad.

ETA: I’d call Tricare anything but “amazing healthcare.”

Post # 113
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

The way I was treated was really inhumane.

Inhumane?  Really? If someone speaking rudely to you meets your definition of inhumane, you’ve really lived a privileged life.  There are a lot of inhumane things going on in the world right now to many, many people and none of them involve a wedding dress.  Maybe try keeping some perspective. 

Post # 114
8940 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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doctoralstudent:  So many words, so little thought.

How about you run this past your husband’s CO and see what they think about your service?

Also, you brought up LGBTQ rights for no reason at all, and must have forgotten that you already told us this in your OP: “I was told that my husband could get a dress for me if he came in and got fitted“. So there goes that pretend argument.

Give it up.

Post # 115
397 posts
Helper bee

Your writing makes my brain hurt. I do not believe that you’re in an accredited doctoral program. 


If you really were a “military women,” as you said, you wouldn’t be so offended by someone speaking slightly disrespectifully to you. You had a drill sergeant; you were in basic training, right? You served, so you know what it’s like to be yelled at by your commanding officer. 


Post # 116
47287 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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doctoralstudent:  One person swore at you (in no way is that acceptable) and you want us to judge the whole company by this one person`s actions.</p>
<p>You supposedly have a Master`s degree and are a doctoral student, yet you completely misunderstood their ad. Should we therefore assume that all doctoral students are incapable of understanding English?

Rather than maintain this diatribe against Alfred Angelo, I suggest you acknowledge your own role in this mess, even if only to yourself. Then move on.

Post # 117
543 posts
Busy bee

Would your husband be proud of your actions? No? Exactly. Just stop. 

Post # 118
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

you have to think about discrimination too. What if an active or vet male considered themself a bride and wanted a dress. Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/beware-alfred-angelobad-company1/#ixzz3qDFFm8io

don’t try and straw man your way out of looking shallow. You made it clear in your OP that the AA sales rep said if your husband wanted to come get a dress he could! The caveat is that you actually have to be military. It’s their generous offer, so they get to make the rules. I mean, if they wanted to make it so it was only active military or vets who were wearing uniforms into the store they could. Or only blondes named Kelli they could. How dare they decide who they want to give away free dresses to! The nerve!

Post # 119
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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doctoralstudent:  The ad is in no way vague. You are embarrassing yourself. Seriously. 

Post # 120
4767 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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doctoralstudent:  In OP’s defense the ad never uses the word “active” “serving” “served” “veteran” and just asks for a Military ID.  Dependents have military IDs as far as I know, so yes I agree that the ad was very misleading and AA should have been more clear and actually think they should have honored it since their add was so poorly worded.  Furthermore, her Darling Husband is serving and he gets to benefit from her dress as well.  

Have you looked at other charities like : http://www.bridesacrossamerica.com/

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