Shaian Tait trying on a dress at an Alfred Angelo sale Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.

WEST COVINA (CBSLA) — A popular wedding boutique that left thousands of brides-to-be bummed-out and stood-up last year was back with a huge sale Friday, and one father of the bride was along for the bargain blowout.

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The national chain Alfred Angelo Bridal abruptly closed its doors due to bankruptcy in July, to the horror of many women poised to have their nuptials.

Friday, the company reopened a shop in West Covina to get rid of their inventory, and some of the young betrothed brought along backup.

“First time experiencing this, and it’s a madhouse,” Thomas Tait told CBS2 News.

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His daughter Shaian gave him two tasks as she shopped: first, to carry the dresses, and second, to serve as muscle in case of a brawl.

“I need him,” said Shaian. “These girls are crazy.”

With $5,000 dresses going for $299, the commotion was understandable.

While the most difficult thing for shoppers was finding a place to try on the gown in the packed store, the hardest thing for Thomas Tait might have been holding back the tears.

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“It’s sinking in now. It’s a reality now,” said Tait. “I’ll hold back for a while.”