Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
This custom stems from an old English ritual in which Family members and the bride’s attendants gave old, new, borrowed, and blue items and a sixpence to the bride as tokens of love and good luck on her wedding day.
Though many aspects of Wedding “Traditions” have been slowly ‘fading away’ over the recent decade….This is one that still holds a prominent place in most weddings today.
Here are some ideas- Old & New to help you out with selecting the perfect symbols to fulfill this tradition for your special day:
Something Old: Said to represent the link with family
Photo Charm of Deceased Loved Ones
Re-purpose Antique Jewelry
Mothers/ Grandmothers Veil
Piece of Ancestor Dress sewn into yours
Classic Car for Transportation
Carry a Childhood treasure
Family Cake Toppers
Something New: To represent the union you will make with your partner & is for good luck
Write a song
Buy a new house?: Add a copy of the key to your bouquet accessories
Lucky Penny minted in year of wedding
First Dance Song: Use Parents/ Grandparents’
Prayer Book for Ceremony reading
Flowers from Family/Friend Garden
Something Blue: (My Favorite) Blue is the symbol of faithfulness, purity and loyalty.
Blue Hair! (Colored Hair is very popular right now)
Blue Crinoline under dress/ underskirt/ petticoat
Blueberries in décor
Blue nailpolish/ eyeshadow/ contacts/ Body Glitter
Sapphire, tanzanite, opals, or aqua marine jewelry
Unity Ceremony: Blue Sand, Candles, or Rope to ‘Tie the Knot’
It is said to bring the couple FORTUNE!
Blog Sources: Getwed.com, Realsimple.com, voices.yahoo.com/wedding-traditions, the knot, About.com/weddings, pinterest.com, bellasugar.com, blog.partyliss.com, orderofsplendor.blogspot.com, and Southern Living. –Thank you.