Brides Daily

A new way to show off mom's dress


Courtesy of Barbara Fraser

We're spotting a trend at outdoor weddings: Instead of wearing Mom's dress, or even reworking bits of it for accessories, brides are putting it on an ivory satin hanger and weaving it into their decor. We've seen gowns hung from gazebos, fluttering from arbors, even pinned to clotheslines. To give guests some context, one bride also set up a table with family photos that showed Mom on her big day. It's a sweet way to celebrate a mother's love—no complicated alterations required! —Lexi Dwyer, BRIDES Features Department

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