“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” This English rhyme cites four age-old good luck tokens for the bride, and has become a tradition incorporated into weddings for years. Legend says, if a bride incorporates these good luck charms into on the Big Day, a happy marriage will ensue. While this tradition may seem dated, many brides today are giving their “somethings” a modern update and ensuring wedding day luck is on their side.
Check out these fresh and fun ideas to incorporate each element of this beloved bridal tradition!
Have a precious loved one not here to celebrate your wedding? Honor their memory with their photograph placed in an old locket to carry with you on the special day. Consider wrapping the locket around your bouquet or tucked in a pocket. This “something old” will not only add a vintage spin to any bouquet, but will be a special touch that’s near and dear to your heart. (Photo via m three studio)
While there are many new items a bride will wear on her wedding day, the most obvious and consistently popular “something new” is the dress. Don’t be afraid to embrace a bridal trend, take a fashion risk, and get the gown you’ve always dreamed of. Whether it’s the cascading ruffles, a key-hole back, or a sweeping train, make sure your dress is a “something new” to remember. (Photo via Amanda Wilcher Photographers)
A clever spin on “something borrowed” is to literally borrow a library book with the work of an admired writer. Perhaps love poems from E.E. Cummings, or the great words of William Shakespeare? These writings can be read at the ceremony, used in a reception toast, or even inspire your vows. (Photo via Orange Girl Photographs)
Finding fun ways to incorporate “something blue” into the bride’s attire is one of everyone’s favorite wedding traditions. Add a touch of cleverness and creativity by adding blue letter applique to the bottom of your wedding day shoes. Use the letters to spell out “I do,” “Love,” “Mrs.”–the possibilities is endless! (Photo via Mon Amour Boutique)