We all know the rhyme about a collection of items thought to bring the bride good luck on her wedding day, and whilst we are all for contemporary touches there is something special about this custom.
Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
Whilst most of us would probably refrain from keeping a penny in our shoe on the wedding day, mostly because of the discomfort level, the idea of including something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue is quite appealing. As with all traditions there are ways to revamp them and make them your own.
Vintage Jewellery can make the perfect something old for your special day, with all the glamour of a past era and the beauty that makes all Gems sparkle. No matter how old the piece is it can add the detail that your wedding look needs. A sentimental idea is to use a relatives wedding gown, which you can have modernized and fitted to your tastes (with the owners permission).
This is often the most exciting one, as we all love shopping for new things. Wedding shoes, jewellery and of course the dress are popular choices for something new as it is your one special day. Lingerie and a garter also fall under this category, who doesn't love splashing out on new undies?
This too is a fairly sentimental choice as the bride, your decision will be based on who the object you borrow belongs too, that you want to feel close to and included in the day. This may be jewellery that belongs to a close friend or family member like a watch or necklace, or could be a veil or brooch that belongs to a relative.
The ideas for something blue are basically endless so here are a few unique ones to start you off. A recent trend is to have a personal message or the wedding date and couples initials sewn on to the underneath hem of the dress, or to incorporate blue gems in your bridal jewellry.
For those of you feeling daring go for blue shoes to accent your white dress or stand out with blue nail varnish for a wow pop of colour. Subtle blue elements include having some blue flowers in your bridal bouquet.
Something Borrowed, Something Blue
February 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment