Bridal gowns could be in short supply due to coronavirus outbreak

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The American Bridal and Prom Industry Association says 80%t of the world's western-style gowns are produced in China

In this Friday, June 21, 2019, photo Assistant manager Brooke Hernandez hangs wedding gowns Friday, June 21, 2019 at Strut Bridal Shop in Tempe, Ariz. Cut-rate prices on websites that sell wedding dresses direct from China put pressure on owner Ann Campeau, who owns four bridal shops in California and Arizona. She has had customers come in after seeing low-end gowns online and expecting to get a dress at a similar price.

In this Friday, June 21, 2019, photo Assistant manager Brooke Hernandez hangs wedding gowns Friday, June 21, 2019 at Strut Bridal Shop in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

(CNN) – With wedding season right around the corner, brides-to-be could be in for a panic.

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, there could be a shortage of wedding dresses.

The American Bridal and Prom Industry Association says 80%t of the world’s western-style gowns are produced in China.

Many factories there had to temporarily shut down because of the virus.

Not only could there be a shortage but the unexpected production delay could slow down the process for customized dresses, leaving some sellers unable to deliver customers’ orders on time.

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