Don’t Miss Boston.com’s 2nd Annual Running With the Bridesmaids!

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Remember when your cousin asked you to be a bridesmaid in her wedding five years ago?  Thrilled at first, you said “yes, yes, of course yes!”  But when you found out what you were going to be wearing, it’s ok to admit you wish you could bail out.  Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones who has a best friend who chose a simple, classic LBD and allowed you to choose your own shoes to wear.  Either way, have I got an event for you!

My friends at Boston.com are holding the 2nd Annual Running of the Bridesmaids on Saturday, September 28th.
It’s a charity fun-run through the Boston Common and the proceeds will be going to a wonderful organization – the Big Sister Association of Massachusetts.  If you are wondering why the event is called “Running of the Bridesmaids”, it’s because participants are encouraged to wear their bridesmaid dresses from the past.  Come on, you know you have them!  They may be hidden in the back, back corner of your closet, stuffed away in your attic, or perhaps, even preserved with the essential “dry cleaning plastic wrap”.  You thought you would never wear them again (even though the bride you wore them for said you would!).  Turns out she was right!

To make the event even more fun, prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Team (up to six people) – Best/Worst Dressed Team – the tackier, gaudier, or more embarrassing the better – themes work too.

Individual – Best/Worst Dressed – careful, you’ll have to tell the bride you wore the dress from her wedding (but when she learns it’s for charity, she should be ok with it!)

Individual – Best/Worst hair style  – can you say scrunchie or banana clip?

Individual – Top Fundraiser  –  for The Big Sister Association

Prizes include: 

Top Fundraiser: 2 night midweek, non-holiday Rest & Recreation package for 2 at the Omni Mount Washington Resort including Deluxe accommodations and daily choice of ski ticket, canopy tour, golf w/ cart or $100 spa credit.

Best Worst Dressed Team:  Weekend Getaway at Mohegan Sun for 6 (3 rooms for 2).  Dinner and a show of your choice for 6 (subject to availability).

Best Worst Dressed Individual: Overnight Stay for 2 at Boston’s beautiful Boston Harbor Hotel and dinner.

Best Worst Hair: Fascino Salon and Spa Day of Beauty: 2 Treatments of your choice ending with a Blow Dry Styling.

What’s not to love?

You don’t have to be a bride to enter.  This is a terrific event to do solo or with a group of friends.  But if you are a bride, grab those ‘maids and make a day of it!  (Follow it up with pedicures at your favorite salon and there’s no way they can say no!)

Here are the details:

When:             Saturday, September 28, 2013

Time:               9:00 a.m.        

Where:            Downtown Crossing, Boston 

Cost:                $25 per person

Benficiary:     All proceeds benefit the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.

Registration:  Firstgiving.com

It’s only a few weeks away so don’t hesitate to sign up!  Have fun!

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