What Should I Use As 'Something Old, Something New, Some Borrowed and Something Blue' for My Wedding?

When it comes to weddings, there are certain traditions a bride follows. The tradition to use ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ is a saying that has stuck around throughout the years. Many brides use this tradition only on themselves, while others incorporate it into the wedding ceremony. To help make your day easier, we have listed a few ideas that could be used on your wedding day. 1. Something Old The ‘something old’ part of the tradition represents the moving from the past into the future. This is usually an heirloom or a sentimental piece, which is a representation of the bride’s past. It can also be seen as a link between the bride and her family, especially her mother and grandmother. A few ‘old’ ideas are:
  • Wear an heirloom such as an engagement ring, wedding ring, earrings, a necklace or a bracelet.
  • Wear a veil that has been handed down
  • Use a vintage purse that matches the your gown
  • Wear some of your mother’s or grandmother’s past gown fabric- can be sewn into your dress or your coat
  • Take a diamond from a past family member and incorporate it into the wedding band
2. Something New The representation of having ‘something new’ during the wedding represents the future and optimism the bride will have with her groom. Traditionally the ‘something new’ is the wedding dress worn by the bride, however if you think about it, there are a lot of 'new' things at the wedding (pretty much everything). A few ‘new’ ideas are:
  • New jewelry to compliment the wedding dress
  • A new charm for the bride’s charm bracelet
  • New shoes
  • New haircut
  • Use a new car as your transportation to the wedding
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3. Something Borrowed The ‘something borrowed’ part of the tradition represents borrowed happiness. Brides usually borrow an item from a married couple whose happiness will continue onto the marriage of the bride and the groom. The borrowed item is usually returned the day after the wedding. Remember to send a thank you note after! A few ‘borrowed’ ideas are:
  • The veil
  • Set of earrings
  • Having the wedding at a ‘borrowed’ location- parents’ backyard
  • A button-down shirt when having your makeup and hair done
  • Use your dads wedding tie and wrap it around your wedding bouquet
4. Something Blue Wearing something blue on your wedding day represents fidelity, good fortune, love and purity. Before 19th century, many women would marry in blue gowns, following the saying “Marry in blue, lover be true”. To this day, many brides enjoy using something blue either on their wedding dress or at their wedding reception. A few ‘blue’ ideas are:
  • Blue heels
  • Piece of blue jewelry
  • Use a blue purse
  • Use a blue sash on the wedding dress
  • Sew the date of your wedding inside your wedding dress in blue
We hope that some of these ideas will be incorporated into your wedding! We always love receiving pictures from your wedding days, so please send us an email and share away!