The Bridal Sale at Filene’s Basement. It’s the bridal event that’s become legendary—anywhere from 1,300-2,500 gowns, originally priced between $900-$9,000+, marked to $249, $499, and $699. We’re talking designer labels and name brands. For bargain-hunting brides everywhere it’s a dream come true.

The catch? Well, they don’t call it the “Running of the Brides” for nothing. If you’re getting there early, plan to bring a thick skin, and be ready to dig. A tip: Filene’s online info on the event claims that if you want to avoid the crowds—just get there a little later. While lots of brides-to-be want to be the first at the door, Filene’s said they have plenty of dresses that will restock the racks after the initial wave, meaning you could still find a great deal without the Bridezilla feeding frenzy.

To find out if there’s a Filene’s Basement near you, and when your local Bridal Sale will be held, click here.