Something old, new, borrowed and blue!
Something old, new, borrowed and blue has long since been a tradition that brides incorporate one of each item on their wedding day. Each piece has a certain meaning for the wedding day. Something old symbolizes continuity with the bride’s family and the past. Something new means optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead. Something borrowed is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family. Something blue represents love, good fortune, and fidelity.
Today’s brides are getting more creative on how to incorporate this withstanding tradition. While jewelry is typically thought to be used for something old, other ideas include using a vintage car to ride off in or a childhood pillow for the ring bearer. Something new is fun to play with because the options are endless! New items can be anything from a new prop like a sun umbrella for photos, new perfume, or, simply, the new dress!
Finding something borrowed is exciting because you can choose something from your friends or family! What about a timeshare a family member has? That’s fun to borrow! Or, for something at the wedding borrowed you can try incorporating a family member’s first dance song, a book for a reading, or keep simple with jewelry!
Something blue can be hard for brides who have a set color scheme going that they aren’t willing to break. But, let’s get creative! The bride can get ready in a nice blue silk robe or wear a blue garter. Paint the flower girl’s nail a cute baby blue or even try incorporating blueberries into menu!
Traditions are traditions for a reason and they create fun ways to include friends and family – and their most prized possessions – into your special day! Be creative, have fun, and may each something fulfill what it symbolizes!