We all know the adage, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." It originates from superstitions about good and bad luck. While I know very few superstitious people, I do know many brides who still enjoy fulfilling this saying as a fun and meaningful part of their wedding day. Here are some ideas to incorporate it into yours...
Something Old: Old just sounds...old. The terms “vintage” and “family heirloom” are much more accurate; this is where brides have an opportunity to consider family history and how to make it present in something material! I had my late Nana’s handkerchief wrapped around my bouquet. I loved that she was ‘walking’ down the aisle with me that day.
Something New: This may be the wedding dress you bought yourself, the veil your parents bought for you, or a wedding day gift exchanged with your hubby-to-be just before the ceremony.
Something Borrowed: For your winter wedding, borrow that amazing fur stole from you aunt. For your ranch wedding, borrow your best friend’s perfectly worn cowboy boots. For your Saturday night in the city wedding, borrow the fancy jewelry you’re always admiring from your almost-mother-in-law (make it sapphires and you’ve got your something blue too). These generous lenders will surely feel honored.
Something Blue: For a surprising splash of color, choose blue for your shoes, clutch or nail polish. You can also add it to your bouquet with these naturally blue flowers: morning glory, poppies, hydrangea, delphinium and hyacinth.
Superstitions be damned! A lovely way to think of this popular tradition is that all of the things, traits and people both reliably or comfortably old, and excitingly or scarily new, as well as those thankfully borrowed and even sometimes emotionally blue, these will all be a part of your marriage. So it’s pretty cool to have those aspects represented in some way on the first day of the start of your amazing journey together.