That’s how the saying goes, isn’t it? Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. This tradition actually started in England, and each part is supposed to give the new couple a lil’ piece of good luck. (I found a great explanation here!)
I love sweet wedding traditions like this, so I decided to track down a few cute things from each category.
Talk about something old… This family has had five women wear the same dress for their weddings! Isn’t that crazy? It’s 127 years old! They don’t wear it to the reception, so as to avoid spills and snags.
Though this family is on the extreme end of the “something old” spectrum, I do like the concept. A lot of brides find a way to incorporate their mother’s or grandmother’s dress into their own, whether through a scrap of fabric or in the design. I knew a bride who sewed a piece of her mother’s dress onto a part of her own that would be close to her heart on the big day. Isn’t that sweet?
Planning a wedding kind of requires to you acquire a lot of new things (new ring, new name, new family), but for the purposes of this post, these are all things that are actually on your person for the day. Here are my favorites!
Those shoes are so pretty they make my eyes hurt. I want them! They’re perfect for brides who don’t want to wear heels. But for those of you who do…
Gotta love those slingbacks, right? And the design around the toe is so beautifully simplistic. You can even get them in a great vibrant green color if you want a pop of color!
Isn’t this pin amazing? It would really just be the cherry on top of any wedding hairstyle. I could definitely get behind using this as your “something new.”
This one really depends on the people you know and what they have that they want to share with you for your big day. I admit, I did read Twilight (no judgment), and Bella borrowed Alice’s garter for her wedding. I think that’d be a cute one to use, especially because garters can get really pretty.
Jewelry’s also a good place to start. I know a lot of mothers and daughters pass jewelry down through generations, so a piece of jewelry with family history like that would be a really sweet “something borrowed.”
This is my favorite “something” of the four, because people get so creative with it. I love it when brides put those blue “I Do” stickers on the bottoms of their shoes. It’s so cute, and what a great thing to be standing on when you actually say your vows!
If it’s a rainy day, and you’re not afraid of a little whimsicality, you can always throw on a pair of rain boots!
Use your imaginations! Get crazy, get fun. Don’t be afraid to knock out two birds with one stone (I knew a bride who borrowed her sister’s blue shoes). Let us know if you find any fun or pretty “somethings.”