Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and a sixpence in your shoe!
Updated: Aug 12, 2020
Are you a bride who likes tradition? Are you struggling to figure out what to do with all these things? Let us share some of the creative ideas we have seen!
Something Old is to represent continuity in your relationship. We always hear jokes from mom's about brides not wanting to wear their wedding dresses. Yes, times have changed and maybe you don't want to wear your mom's weddomg gown but you can get creative with it! As long as it‘s okay with your mom you could take a piece of her gown and wrap your bouquet in it. If your mom doesn't want you to take apart her wedding dress, you could also borrow one of your dad's favorite ties to tie around your bouquet. We had one of our gorgeous brides wear her mother's hat/veil combination and it was stunning and so unique. For me personally I had a christening cap that was meant to turn into a bridal handkerchief for my day of. You could also add in a line from a poem if you are going to be writing your own vows. You could also arrive at your wedding and reception in a vintage car!
Something New is there to represent optimism for your future, we won't spend too much time on that but the wedding dresses from Melissa Ashley Brides fit the bill for something new! Other ideas are a new perfume, lingerie or lipstick to wear on your wedding day. Another cute idea would be to have your "new" last name embroidered somewhere into your dress, near your zipper would be a great place. It would be a beautiful nod to your husband and the new life you will begin together.
Something Borrowed represents borrowed happiness and mom's are great people to borrow stuff from! Maybe your mom has beautiful earrings or maybe your mother-in-law has a beautiful bracelet or clutch you could borrow to make her feel included on the wedding day. If your mom wears a signature perfume scent see if you can borrow her "scent" for your wedding day. Did your best friend or sister wear a beautiful veil or hairpiece for her wedding day? See if you could borrow it from them to wear on your wedding day! Another idea is to borrow the vows your parents spoke to each other on their wedding day.
Something Blue represents love and fidelity! This is one of my favorites. A personal favorite of mine is a pair of navy blue patent leather or suede shoes peaking out from under a beautiful wedding dress! Another idea is a piece of your dad or grandfather‘s blue shirt that you can have sewn into the inside of your dress in the shape of a heart. If you want to be a little more subtle in blue on your wedding day you could have a blue garter or have them use some blue berries or flowers in your bouquet.
A sixpence in your shoe..... we will leave that one up to you!