Jay's Bridal Files for Bankruptcy
A local business is filing for bankruptcy, but it's not just effecting the owners.
Some local brides and grooms are wondering why they can't get their dresses and tuxes, when they have already paid for them.
"We had no problems placing our orders, until we realized they are not going to be here," said Christina Dorsett.
Two weeks away from their wedding day, Christina Dorsett and her fiance John Vaughn found out they won't be getting the tuxedos they ordered from Jay's Bridal.
"My sister-in law called to make an order and they just told her they weren't going to be able to re-fill it and we had know idea," said Dorsett.
They called Jay's Bridal, but didn't hear anything back. So they stopped by the store.
"They pretty much said they couldn't fill the order and we weren't getting money back," said Dorsett.
They had ordered six tuxedos at $160 a piece. With so little time they had no choice but to rush over to Men's Warehouse and place another order.
Dorsett isn't the only bride in Gainesville dealing with some wedding issues.
Rosa Favicchio wrote out a $1250 check for a deposit on her wedding dress and veil back in March.
"They won't give us our dresses because the manufactures won't send the dress to us and they aren't able to pay anyone back who paid by check or cash," said Favicchio.
Jay's Bridal is now filing for bankruptcy. The owners are trying to work with manufacturers, but leaving many, like Favicchio and her bridesmaids dress-less.
"So much money was put into it, being 12 weeks out it was kind of difficult," said Favicchio.
The owners of Jay's Bridal did not want to speak on camera. They told us they don't want to disappoint anybody and they are doing all they can, but some vendors are making it difficult.
" Doing nothing would be locking up the door and walking away," said Paul Rhondenizer.
He said that time will come, but they are trying to resolve their problems before they are kicked out.
Rhondenizer said veryone who paid in credit can dispute it through their credit card company.
If you paid in cash or check you have to resolve it with the bankruptcy court.
Some brides said they are past what happened and nothing would destroy their special day.
"I was ready to put him in linen pants and call it a day," said Dorsett.
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