(Closed) Running of the Brides

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee

See, I’ve attended at least three of these (though always well after the morning rush), and I was only engaged during one! (once pre-engagement, once post-wedding) I’m so tempted to go, I always enjoy helping other brides find dresses (and even try on a few myself!), but if you’re going at 4am, self-preservation will have to win out. If you wanted to go after work, however, I’m there!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers

Tanya2s: Is it better to go later? A friend of mine is interested in going but wasn’t sure if it was worth it if she could only go after work. This year it’s at the old convention center, so maybe it won’t be as hectic?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

LNickle, great timing! I actually just wrote a post today about my experience doing it last June, and along with a bunch of tips! I’m actually thinking about stopping by after work just to see what’s around. 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

oh, btw, the post should be up on weddingbee sometime today. 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I absolutely recommend going later than the morning rush. The rush is exhilarating, sure (and if you want "the experience" go for it), but you’ll be there for SO much longer trying to find a dress that isn’t being commandeered by another bride, and given how few brides actually buy gowns there (they only sell like 200 that day, I read), it’s unlikely that your dream dress will be gone in the first hour or so.

I’ve been at lunchtime, around 3pm, and after work, and at all of those times there was a huge selection of gowns and NO crowd. Plus, there will be mirrors available.

Also, think about this: if you come in later, the gowns will all be back on the racks. For the first hour or so they’ll all be on the ground in piles. Wouldn’t you rather browse racks calmly than paw through heaps of dresses?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

i’m actually going to be in boston then and i’ve always wanted to go! i already have my dress but i would definitely be willing to help anyone look for one if they need a dress finding partner — feel free to PM me!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Hi All,

 I’m new member and I just wanted to know if it’s worthed to fly out there for this event? Do they really have famous designer gowns? Do they really have huge selection and howlikely will I find a dress that I love. Thanks in advance for your comments or tips.

 

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Hi All,

 I’m new member and I just wanted to know if it’s worthed to fly out there for this event? Do they really have famous designer gowns? Do they really have huge selection and howlikely will I find a dress that I love. Thanks in advance for your comments or tips.

 

      

Post # 13
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Newbee

anyone going to the one next Fri in NYC? i’m definitely not going at the butt-crack of dawn… more like 3pm since 2/3 of my BMs are teachers and get out of work then! =) 

 btw, when they say "designer" gowns… what designers are they talking about?  (they say on their website they can’t reveal the labels…)

 thanks for the post, ms. toucan! 

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