(Closed) Running of the Brides!!! NYC

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m thinking about going too– I’d be going to NYC too! I already have my dress but what an experience! I got my dress wayyyy to early and definitely would get a new one if I found my dream dress for cheap! I’m going to Kleinfelds on Monday the 18th too– it says there is a sample sale, pnina and anne barge trunk show too!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I did the one in Long Island in August.  I wouldn’t count on getting a dress there (how can you make up your mind with that kinda pressure!???!) but definitely an AWESOME and FUN bonding experience (I made shirts for “my team” – just me, my mom and Future Mother-In-Law since she has no daughters and won’t get to do it on her own.  There are def groups there with like 20 ppl!).  It’s also a good chance to try on a bunch of styles all at once to get a better idea of what to hone in on.

You really are out in the open and it’s co-ed (and if you’re still there once the store opens regularly, it is open to the general public) so skip the thong and opt for boy-shorts or dance shorts.  Also, one of the girsl near me brough her own folding step stool and full length mirror which proved super helpful!

I originally planned on doing the Manhattan one, too, but I *think* I’ve made up my mind on a dress (fingers crossed).  GOOD LUCK!!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

thanks for all that insight twalila!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Hi !!!!!!!! So I made up my mind today to go to the running of the brides in the city on feb 5th. Im really excited but nervous because what if i dont find that perfect dress… Im taking my mom, her sis in law and two of my girlfriends for support. I know they’ll be honest and help so maybe my odds of actually finding the perfect dress just went up by having them there… I would suggest

It’ll be my first time as well and Ive heard mixed reviews.. I guess we’ll find out soon enough. =)

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went to the Boston Running of the Brides in August and found my dress.  It was actually the very first one I put on and I LOVE it!  $6500 Reem Acra marked down to $600.  DEFINITELY worth it!  I have to say though, we did wait in line all night.  I waited with 3 friends and a 4th friend and my mom met us in line int he morning.  Our plan was to run all the way to the back of the room grabbing whatever we could.  You have to assign jobs.  Bring signs.  Someone needs to help you trying them on and getting them off.  Someone needs to guard the dresses you have in your pile (im serious).  and others need to carry the signs with your size range and what you’re looking for and trade off the ones you dont want.  we also made friends with the bride and her group behind us and set up right next to each other.  it was helpful bc our taste differed so we essentially had double the dresses.  have fun and good luck!!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am definitely going. But none of my friends (BMs are not local) will go with me in the morning, so I think my Maid/Matron of Honor and I will have to settle for going around 1030 and keep our fingers crossed!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Rplatzer – I would say try and make friends while your on line lol… Im sure people will be willing to help out..

Im planning on heading over with my posse(lol) around 7 to hopefully get there by the time they let everyone in. Good idea to head straight to the back. As far as waiting the whole night before the event – I dont think Im that dedicated to be out there in the cold for hours at a time.

Hope we all find that perfect dress =)

Good Luck !!!!!!!!!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Its a little over a week till dressmania and Im excited as well as nervous… I think the dress makes everything real & I just cant wait to actually have my dress. I had found “the one” last year, but as I went to try it on for the bridal party, I realized it just wasnt me – I guess I just got caught up in the idea of getting married that I fell for the first gorgeous dress I tried on.. Good thing my Maid/Matron of Honor took a picture of me in that dress so I could look at it now and see why I picked it and why I dont like it anymore lol. ugh Im a mental mess sometimes – Hopefully I pick a dress that I wont regret next week lol. *fingers crossed*

See you ladies there !!

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Hi Everyone!

I’m here to announce that Meurice Garment Care will be hosting a booth at Filene’s Basment’s Running of the Brides, in Union Square on February 5th, 2010.

Stop by for a consultation on your wedding dress alterations, cleaning, restoration or preservation!

Here is the link to Meurice’s Blog: http://www.garmentcare.com/blog/

And the website: http://www.garmentcare.com/ 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i’m planning on going too- have ordered my dress but am curious about the experience. i think it will be fun (and i’m also going to go a bit later in the day). will be at filene’s in union square! see you all there. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

does anyone know if they give you a cover for the dress?? weather.com is showing that it’s going to snow next friday (like it is currently).

snow + waiting outside on line + tryin on wedding dresses = no good.

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