You've seen it on TV, and it's time to get your team ready. Filene's Basement's annual Running of the Brides is almost here.

This Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., hundreds of brides-to-be will descend on the Dublin department store looking to find a deal on more than 1300 gowns (sizes 2 to 26) -- starting at as little at $249.

Interested in attending? Make sure to head out early. My sister used to work the event and said that at least one or two bride "teams" camp out the night before. Speaking of teams, we recommend rounding one up and making a morning of it. Custom T-shirts are common, along with strategy sessions in line. Plus, your besties can help you in the mad rush for gowns, keep you upright (seriously!), and keep an eye out for styles and sizes that you're looking for. Plus, when you do find that perfect dress, you have a built in cheering section!

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-- Alison Pegg