Some deals are so good, we'll go to great lengths to get them. For the perfect gown at the perfect price, women camp outside a store to claim a good position in line, or they'll play wedding dress tug-of-war with another shopper. They might even dare to try on a dress on the store floor instead of waiting in line for a dressing room.
This is the case at Filene's Basement on the one-day Running of the Brides wedding dress sale. The East coast retailer sells designer clothing at a deep discount, but not even Black Friday can compare to the frenzied throng of customers on this day.
Thinking about joining the masses? Any Running of the Brides veteran will advise you to bring friends along to help you -- and you should don matching T-shirts or hats to make it easy to spot one another. One more tip? Wear undergarments like a sports bra and boy shorts so you can try on dresses anywhere in the store.
Thanks to Filene's, you don't have to go to fashion capitals like New York, Milan or Paris to get the designer wedding dress of your dreams -- and you don't have to take out a loan to pay for it, either.