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Washington, DC Area Brides-To-Be Take Their Mark To Find The Perfect Wedding Dress


WeddingWire giving away free wedding dresses at the Running of the Brides® sale on October 14th   
WASHINGTON, DC – October 10, 2011 – Filene’s Basement is eager to announce the next running of their world-renowned bridal event, Running of the Brides®, at the Mazza Gallerie location in Washington, DC on Friday, October 14th.  Hundreds of brides-to-be will camp out in the Friendship Heights neighborhood of the District in anticipation of the 8:00am opening.  
To celebrate again this year, Filene’s Basement has teamed up with, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, to offer a few lucky brides-to-be the chance to win one of the free wedding dresses at this event.  Brides-to-be from all over Capital Region, along with the very lucky winners, will be able to choose from over 1700 brand name and designer wedding gowns, which are otherwise priced between $249 and $699.  For contest rules and entry, visit
Filene’s Basement’s World Famous Bridal Event, Running of the Brides® has been a part of the framework of the wedding industry since 1947.  Much like the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, the Running of the Brides® event has become a national phenomenon.  When the clock strikes 8:00am, brides-to-be will sprint into the store to have the opportunity to buy the wedding gown of their dreams at an incredible discount.  
“WeddingWire is thrilled to join Filene’s Basement again this year to promote the 2011 Running of the Brides® sales across the country,” says Sonny Ganguly, Chief Marketing Officer, WeddingWire.  “Providing wedding planning brides-to-be with the opportunity to cross this major task off of their wedding checklist is a thrill and we’re so excited to be involved again!”
The early birds and their bridal party team of helpers will arrive in the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning to grab their spot in line.  After strategizing their plan, stretching their legs, sporting their matching costumes and maybe even snoozing, these teams will be ready to go for their gowns when the doors open.
The Washington, DC Filene’s Basement will be open for the one-day sale at 8:00am and close at 9:00pm.  Checks, credit cards, and cash will be accepted.  For more information and the chance to win a free wedding dress, go to
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