Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’m so excited because I had all my eggs in one basket to find a wedding gown at Filene’s Basement Running of the Brides in Atlanta. I had a group of 7 which was awesome. We showed up at 9 to avoid the initial craziness. At that point, my group just grabbed discarded dresses to barter with. Bartering was silly and people gave that up within 20 minutes. At this point, tons of dresses were back on the rack and I just stripped down, tried some on, and created a “discard” pile for other brides and groups to sort through. The discard piles seemed popular, so we just walked around and searched through these piles. I found one dress that I really liked, but didn’t love, so we kept looking. My aunt found this beautiful dress on a bride that was not crazy about it, so she gave it up to my aunt. Tried it on at about 10:30 and I knew we were done!!! I’m getting married on a beach and LOVE LOVE LOVE this gown!!! It’s so me!! Of course it’s a little big and I know someone who will alter it for me, so I can’t wait to have pics of when it actually fits. This was a $499 gown and I love it!!! I can’t wait to wear it!!!
It was a great experience and I’m SOO happy with the people who went with me. We all had an awesome time and it was a wonderful girls day out!
Post # 3
Congrats! It looks a lot like the Melissa Sweet Lia everyone loves!
Post # 4
Score! Fits awesome, too 🙂
Post # 6
YAY!!!! Congrats! You look beautiful!
Post # 7
Awesome! I was wondering if Running of the Brides is ever successful and now I know! You look great!
Post # 8
Very cool! I had a few friends get theirs that way too! 🙂 Exciting. And I really like that dress on you.
Post # 9
Gorgeous!!! What a great story about how you got your dress and what a great experience to get to share with your girls!! Once it gets altered I think that it’ll be perfect! It’s elegant but I can still definitely see it on the beach. Congrats!
Post # 10
Congrats! It is gorgeous!
Post # 12
Great find, congrats! You will look amazing once it is altered!
Post # 13
wow that is really beautiful! It actually made me say wow out loud, LOL
Post # 14
What an amazing wedding dress memory you’ll have forever. Congrats, it looks gorgeous on you 🙂
Post # 15
Congrats! I went yesterday around 3pm. Actually ended up buying the SAME dress as you! Isn’t it fabulous? Found it on our last walk around before we were going to give up and leave. On a whim I decided to try it on, so glad I did! Did your’s have a tag on it still? Mine did not. If it did, what is the item number and what was the original price?
Post # 16
thank you thank you!!!! It was a great experience!!
@snelalor: that’s awesome!!!! Congrats to you as well!! I heard they had more inventory that they took out as the day went on! No – mine did not have the tage on it, so I don’t have the item number… I looked all over for it as well!