There’s something so special about tradition. Just think, the classic rhyme, ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ is probably something your mother included in her wedding. As well as her mother, and her mother before her. It was once a superstition that meant you’d have a long and happy marriage, but these days it’s simply a lovely old tradition to include in your big day. Looking for ideas to fulfil this little poem? Here are some to get you started.
Something old allows you to wear something really special on your big day. It could be a family heirloom, a piece of jewellery for example which has been in your family for generations. An older relative might give you something of theirs to wear. Or it could be a lovely way to include a family member who is no longer with you into the wedding, by wearing something that once belonged to them. There’s a trend for vintage in weddings meaning your ‘something old’ should be an incredibly easy thing to bring in. Even your engagement ring could count as your something old if this was passed down by either yours or your groom-to-be’s family. However, if you have something new on your finger such as a sparkly Mervis Diamond ring, you’ll need to think of something else!
Your something new could be anything from a small practical item such as the lipstick or perfume you’re wearing on your big day. It could be your wedding dress, shoes or any other accessories you have bought especially for the wedding. You could even think outside the box a little. Had your hair cut, teeth whitened or any other beauty treatment before the wedding? These could all be your something new! This should be the easiest one to do, as chances are you’ll have bought at least a few new things for your wedding day even if you’re doing it on a budget.
Have a friend or family member that got married recently? Your something borrowed could be an item from their wedding- plus it means you get to keep costs down! How about a veil or tiara. Again jewellery and things like hair accessories work well. You could even borrow something to add to your bouquet.
Many brides choose a garter for their ‘something blue’. It allows you to add a fun pop of colour to your wedding outfit without it being obvious on the surface. If blue is one of your wedding colours then this should be easy as you could go down the route of blue flowers in your bouquet. If you’re feeling bold you could even wear blue shoes under your dress as a fun way to show personality.
Will you be following this sweet tradition on your wedding day? If so, have you decided what you are going to wear for your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue yet?