Wear Your Mom’s Gown
Lots of brides ponder wearing their mother’s gown, but few follow through. So we were impressed to see that Nicole Methot, who was married last summer at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in Westport, made it happen despite the obstacles. "I am just 5’1" on a good day and my mom is probably around 5’7", says the 31-year-old massage therapist, who worked with a dressmaker in New York City, where she lives, to have the gown slimmed down and shortened. We strongly suggest working only with a seamstress who specializes in wedding gowns—local insiders recommend L’elite, 617-424-1010, lelite.com. "I wore the dress to honor my mom," says Nicole, "but when I discussed the alterations with my dressmaker and went for my first fitting, my mother’s dress suddenly became my dress and that was a wonderful transformation."