Running of the Brides

The annual Running of the Brides event at Filene’s Basement in Union Square began at 8 o’clock yesterday morning.

The brides didn’t even wait to hit the dressing rooms, as they stripped down to their underwear right where they stood to try on dresses. It was a fever stoked by $1,200 dresses selling for as little as $250 and $5,000 dresses selling for $700.

Moshe Penceal, 26, of The Bronx, who is getting married in August, said she and her mom decided to line up at 4:30 a.m. to get a chance for the perfect dress.

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Some people even showed up in uniform.

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Women tried dresses on right on the sales floor.

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Brides even posted pictures of the dress they were looking for on their backs.

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Check out corig123’s flickr for 129 entertaining pictures of the entire event.

(source: Gothamist, images courtesy:corig123)

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Wedding Date:
March 2005
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    Creme_de_Violet, Guest @ 4:46 pm

    Wow… it’s just like the Friends episode where Monica goes to one of these crazy events to buy a dress!

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