(Closed) Running of the brides..

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
267 posts
Helper bee

I’ve been to the Boston one (though it’s going to be at a different location this year due to the closing of the downtown store).

It’s fun, but I would NOT recommend going at the very beginning because it does get hectic. Go at lunchtime, it’ll have calmed down by then and all the dresses will be back on the racks. Wear bike shorts and a tight tank top underneath your outfit so you can try things on over your clothes, and bring a hair clip so you can put your hair up. Definitely try to bring a friend, both to carry stuff and to be the voice of reason if you’re trying to decide whether or not to buy.

The dresses are definitely cheap, but I was surprised to find a few that were being sold for $699 that only cost about $800 new (so do your research on brands beforehand!). At that price, I’d rather order one in my size that had never been worn before. Remember that cleaning a gown is about $200, and alterations can be expensive too.

I’d say, if you’re going for a designer gown, the sale is TOTALLY worth it. And even if you aren’t, it’s still fun to attend and try things on.

Post # 4
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

I also did Running of the Brides in Boston. I blogged about it here.

We had a blast! Though, I really think Running of the Brides are only for certain people. We were a group that went really, really early to wait in line. My"team" was on the larger side, and I think that’s partially what made it so fun for us. It was actually less chaotic than I expected (though to be fair, I envisioned riots and cat claws coming out). Many "team members" (groom included!) even said that they wanted to do it again!

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