- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
OMG I got my dress on Friday at NYC’s Running of the Brides. It was such a great experience. I didn’t have a particular dress in mind, so to cut out some of the stress we went later (11am) when it was a little less busy.
My friend and her mother in law came with me and after trying on about 25 dresses, we had it narrowed down to about 10 when my friends Mother-In-Law (Susan) spotted a dress on another bride. When she took if off Susan asked her if she was going to get it. She said no and said we could take it. When I put it on, I knew it was the one. There were no tears, but I couldn’t stop smiling and when they asked me if I wanted to try on one of the “maybes” to compare, I couldn’t think of one I wanted to put back on.
It’s a Karelina Sposa (C7208) Originally $1000, on sale for $750 on the website, I picked it up for $250!!! It fits like a glove and the only alteration needed is some hemming. (I have 4inch heels on in the picture)
Without further ado:
I would totally recommend the RotBs to anyone thinking about attending. Here is a list of their upcoming events:
Boston, MA – Hynes Convention CenterFriday, March 11th, 2011 – 8am to 8pm
Atlanta, GA – 3535 Peachtree Road NEFriday, March 18, 2011 – 8am to 9pm
Chicago, IL – One N. State St.Friday, April 8, 2011 – 8am to 9pm
Washington, D.C. – Mazza GallerieFriday, April 29, 2011 – 8am to 9pm
Miami (Aventura), FL – 17651 Biscayne Blvd.Friday, May 6, 2011 – 8am to 9pm
Columbus, OH – 3704 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.Friday, May 20, 2011 – 8am to 9:30pm
New York City, NY – 4 Union Square SouthFriday, June 3, 2011 – 8am to 10pm
Here’s their frequently asked questions:
You can also email [email protected] for tips and tricks from Brides that have attended past events.
Going at 11 was the best decision. It was not crazy at all. We were able to get a whole rack to put our finds on and it was conveniently located in front of a mirror. I did not use a fitting room. I had on a nude strapless body suit and stripped down in the middle of the store.
Anyone else find their dress at The Running of the Brides?! How was your experience? Would you do it again?