Tips From the Experts at Filene’s Basement for Running of the Brides Friday!

Reminder!  Friday, March 11th is the Filene’s Basement Running of the Brides Event at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

The folks at Filene’s Basement were kind enough to share some of the most helpful tips they have have learned over the years.  Take note and good luck tomorrow!

Friday morning, before you leave the house
  • Dress in a sports bra and bike shorts, leotard or swim suit 
  •  Leave your handbag behind; you’ll want as little as possible to keep track of
  • Don’t wear make-up—it might rub off on the dresses
  • No jewelry; last year a bride-to-be lost her engagement ring when it got caught on a lacy dress.
 Best time to arrive at the store Friday morning
  At the sale
  • Be considerate and play fair; please, please, please don’t horde dresses; grab what you can, go through the dresses quickly and give up what you don’t want so other brides can get started. Filene’s Basement reserves the right to limit the number of gowns you can hold at one time.  
  • Be open-minded –try on whatever comes your way; if you focus too much on a specific style or label, you might just miss the dress of your dreams
  • Remember, gowns usually run small; don’t even look at size tags. Just eyeball the dress and if it’s close to your size, try it on. There will be experts on alterations and cleaning there to advise you
  • Take a break if you get tired and cranky; grab some water
  • Take pictures and have fun! These memories will last a lifetime.
Cash, checks with ID, major credit cards are accepted. One day sale; gowns are not returnable.
Visit  for more information.

The Hynes Convention Center is located at 800 Boylston Street in Boston.
The event will be held from 8 am to 8 pm.

NOTE: This event will likely be photographed and taped by local news outlets and by other photographers for possible broadcast or publication. By your entrance into and presence at the sale, you give unqualified consent to record, use and publicize your voice, actions, likeness and appearance in any manner in connection with news coverage and/or publicity. If you do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, please hold your hand up and inform the camera operator of your wishes. All photographers are required to have press credentials or Filene’s Basement authorization tags visible to customers. If you have any questions, please locate a Filene’s Basement manager.

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