posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m so sorry you are going through this. I got my dress from them and when I received it, it was absolutle AMAZING. I hope that they do what they can to help you. The alfred angelo here is Miami is  so helpful and caring. They truly make an effort for you here.

Again, that sucks1 I hope things work out for you!

Post # 6
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@njm1313: which store are you dealing with now?

Post # 6
1 posts

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njm1313:  I have been deaing with them for over two weeks and they have been absolutely terrible.  I tried to contact a corporate office but it just sent me to their main customer care who were absolutely terrible.  Do you know a contact number for someone higher up than just their regulare customer care? Thanks!

Post # 7
28 posts

Do you guys have Twitter? If so, I’d tweet them and complain. Brands are always anxious about being publicly shamed online.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  JMR68.
Post # 8
6 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would stay away from these people period!!!! I got sworn at by corporate for just calling about a free military promo on Veteren’s day! I received this ad from a friend who was thinking of me. She knew that my husband had been in the Middle East and we got a quick Justice of the Peace marriage so I could know how he was when he was deployed. It was no fairy tale moment. We went to the court house after a 48 hour notice that my husband was to be deployed to the Middle East. Therefore, as the Ad states I have a valid military ID. Its an active dependent ID, but no where does this Ad say that does not count. We’ve wanted a beautiful gown to take wedding photos in for a long time, but we haven’t been able to afford it. So when I was given this, I jumped and made the appointment. I was on cloud 9 all day! I then called today to see if I could change the time because my mother wouldn’t be able to Skype with me at the time of the appointment. When I called, I was crushed. The manager who answered the phone rudely told me that I was not included because I myself have not served. I’m sorry but being a military wife who never got a wedding due to military circumstances, I have served. I serve everyday by living in another state miles away from my family and husband so I can continue my own job (which ironically is doing Human Factors work for military operations). He is not with me because he is serving on another base where is needed by our country. I do not put down any of the wonderful women who serve this country, and that first hand you have experienced some things I have not. But, my husband has served for 6 years and we’ve never had a wedding. He just enlisted for another 4 years. The dress meant so much to both of us. AND NO WHERE DOES IT SAY YOU HAVE TO HAVE TO BE A WOMAN WITH AN ACTIVE ID. IT SAYS “The bride must present a valid current military ID or Dear Daughter214 on the day of the appointment in order to receive a free bridal gown.” I have a current military ID. By the letter I qualify. After calling customer service I was sworn at on the phone for asking simple questions about the ad’s restrictions, told again that I never served, and said things to that left me crying until my husband called me on Skype after work. Regardless of what the woman said (Which I will leave nameless to avoid embarrassment. I can’t help it, I’m a military wife that’s a better person than she was to me). I do have special circumstances. Few women get married and still need a dress. This company does not want to make military dreams come true by giving away gowns. They are only doing this to make it look like they care about military people. ALL THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT IS PROMOTING THEIR BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!!!! MILITARY WOMEN: PLEASE GET YOUR DRESS IF YOU CAN BUT DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE NOT GOOD. If you would like the name of the manager and/or associate feel free to message me and I’ll give it to you. ‪#‎OPERATIONGOWNGIVEAWAY‬

According to this page these are the restrictions as you can see: (I have pasted them here in case they change them after reading this.) I have also linked it to the page for you.

Offer is valid at Alfred Angelo Signature Stores exclusively.
An appointment to the store must be made for Wednesday November 11, 2015 to qualify.
Offer is available on Wednesday November 11, 2015 only.
To ensure we offer the best service, the event will be limited to appointment only.
Appointments are limited so please book early.
The bride must present a valid current military ID or Dear Daughter214 on the day of the appointment in order to receive a free bridal gown.
The bride must choose from an existing assortment of designated in-store sample bridal gowns.
Assortment will vary in each store by style, color and size.
Not all stores may carry all styles, colors or sizes.
Offer excludes Disney Bridal collection.
Free gown offer is limited to one bridal gown per valid military ID.
Offer is ONLY valid while supplies last and cannot be pre-ordered.
May not be combined with any other offers, prior sales excluded. Alterations are offered as a separate service.
– See more at: http://www.alfredangelo.com/operationgowngiveaway…

Post # 9
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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doctoralstudent:  you completely misinterpreted that ad though.. 

Post # 10
2339 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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doctoralstudent:  Can you share the words of the employee who swore at you?

Post # 11
701 posts
Busy bee

You didn’t put in your other post that you had been sworn at.


I’m sorry you feel that you have been slighted by Alfredo Angelo but the fact is you are not a woman actively serving in the miltary- you are a spouse.  This promotion is for brides who are the ones wearing the uniform, not married to the person who is.  Besides, you just wanted it for pics- why don’t you leave this promotion to a servicemember who is getting married and go to a thirft store or consignment store and buy a dress that way?  I have seen lovely preowned wedding dresses at stores like that for great prices. 

Post # 12
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

This, I think, is my favorite part: “Regardless of what the woman said (Which I will leave nameless to avoid embarrassment. I can’t help it, I’m a military wife that’s a better person than she was to me).”

Um, you named her in the other post.

Post # 13
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

The fact that it says ‘Military ID or Dear Daughter214′ should have clued you in that the offer was for service members only.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  TinderBoxx.
Post # 14
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

This woman is out of control- someone get a net – doctoral student 

Post # 15
835 posts
Busy bee

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doctoralstudent:  you need to stop. YOU ARE NOT MILITARY. You do NOT deserve FREEBIES for marrying AN ACTUAL MILITARY MEMBER. 

I honestly think you made up the crap about being sworn at. 

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