Brides competed in a Wedding Run

IN BÁNOVCE nad Bebravou, the first “run in a wedding gown” in Slovakia took place. Organised by a wedding agency that rents wedding gowns and other necessities for the ceremony on July 20, the competition had simple rules: girls between 17 and 99 had to bring their own sneakers and wedding gowns, and had to run across the local square.

Wedding Run in Bánovce nad BebravouWedding Run in Bánovce nad Bebravou (Source: TASR)

IN BÁNOVCE nad Bebravou, the first “run in a wedding gown” in Slovakia took place. Organised by a wedding agency that rents wedding gowns and other necessities for the ceremony on July 20, the competition had simple rules: girls between 17 and 99 had to bring their own sneakers and wedding gowns, and had to run across the local square.

“I found on the internet that a similar contest takes place in England, so I decided to organise one in Slovakia as there has been nothing like this so far,” Mário Zachar told the Nový čas daily. Ten women ran in Bánovce for the prize – a voucher for the purchase or borrowing of props for a wedding worth €2,000. Not all contestants plan to marry soon – and the winner least of all. “The running was uncomfortable, it was hot, and I felt squeezed in the corsage,” Ivana Mutňanská said. “I do not plan to marry; I have two more years to study. But there are a few people around me to whom I could give the voucher, like my cousin, who is going to marry soon. I will take part next year, too, and I will again give the prize to someone else,” she concluded.

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