Where & When: Bridal Edition

This weekend, experience pampering and the famed Running of the Brides event, which will likely be a flurry of taffeta and rage.

Friday, July 31: Filene’s Basement Running of the Brides
Pamplona, meet your match: brides-to-be at full speed in pursuit of cheap wedding dresses. Bulls are scary, but so are bridezillas (especially fueled by Starbucks). Bargain mecca Filene’s Basement (5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-966-0208) will hold its loved— and feared—semiannual bridal sale, promising wedding gowns as cheap as $249. Round up some tough friends, figure out a whistle system à la Monica on Friends, and prepare yourself with these terrifying pictures from past events. Free; 8 AM to 9 PM.

Sunday, August 2: Saks Fifth Avenue and Impressions MediSpa’s Brides Day Out With a Twist
Especially if you made it through the Running of the Brides, some pampering is in order. Saks Fifth Avenue make-up artists will be on hand at Impressions MediSpa (8230 Boone Blvd., Suite 208, Vienna; 703-918-0022) for applications. The first 50 to RSVP will receive free gift bags containing discounts on spa services. Free with reservation; call the store to RSVP; 1 to 4 PM.

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