Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Filene's Basement Running of the Brides
A little birdy left a few tips for success in my inbox today and I thought I'd share them with you just in case you were planning on shopping on Friday!
Last Minute Tips for Success
Friday, January 29, 2010 - 8:00am to 9:30pm – Filene’s Basement, Columbus, OH
· Drink lots of water
· Get a good night’s sleep
Friday morning, before you leave the house
· Food is fuel--have a good breakfast
· Dress in a sports bra and bike shorts, leotard or bathing suit
· Leave your handbag behind; you 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
If you want to be part of the ‘rush to the racks’ then you should be at the store by 6:30am
Otherwise, arrive later (anytime after 11:00am) when things have calmed down and you can peruse the racks at your own pace
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 to 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 www.filenesbasement.com/bridal.php for more information, including directions to the store.
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.