PHOTOS: Running of the Brides

Hundreds storm Filene's for the annual event.

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Marcus Riley
The annnual Filene's Running of the Brides attracted hundreds of soon-to-be-married women, their wedding parties, moms and more to the State Street store Friday morning. At exactly 8 a.m., the doors opened, creating a rush of excited brides.
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More than 1,700 gowns were available for sale, ranging in price from $200 to $700. This was how the racks looked beforehand, ...
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... and this is what it looked like afterward.
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Megan Lewandowski, 29, of Arlington Heights was first in line. Her father saved her place at noon on Thursday.
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Her family and friends have been planning this for months after having good success rate with previous brides.
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Megan plans to get married Labor Day weekend 2012.
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And the verdict is???
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That would be a no ...
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Claudia Salacar, 21, of Addison was the first person to find and buy a dress. Her wedding is scheduled for this September.
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She's found the one!
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