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Timeless Wedding Traditions: Something Borrowed

Jul 31, 2013

Brides have been incorporating something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue in their weddings for many centuries. The tradition stemmed from an Old English rhyme, where every item was said to bring good luck. Most commonly these trinkets are received, or borrowed from family members and each element represents something different. Something old representing continuity, something new representing optimism, and something blue representing fidelity, love and purity. Something borrowed represents borrowed happiness.

There are many ways a bride can wear the traditional something borrowed trinket on her wedding day! The following list is just a few creative ways to incorporate something borrowed into your wedding.

- It’s common that a bride wears something their mother wore on their wedding day. From a garter to a bridal veil, there are many ways you can wear something borrowed.

- Borrow a beautiful necklace or another piece of jewelry from a close friend or relative

- Any accessory borrowed will do, consider borrowing a handkerchief from a relative or friend. The something borrowed element doesn’t have to be visible in order to keep up with the tradition.

- Consider borrowing a prayer book from a family member or friend! Perhaps your mother had the same prayer book when she was a kid, and even had it when she was married.

What are some of your unique and creative ideas for wearing something borrowed on your wedding day? Leave a comment below, and let us know what you did to incorporate the something borrowed element into your wedding day wear. Check back for our next post on wearing something blue on your wedding day!


Timeless Wedding Traditions: Something New

Jul 26, 2013

As a tradition, brides incorporate something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue in their weddings. While our last post focused on something old, in this post we’ll discuss the tradition of incorporating something new into your wedding. Each tradition signifies something special for the couple, and something new is meant to signify optimism for the future of the new couple.

There are many ways a bride can wear this tradition on her wedding, but we’ve listed a few of the more creative ways.

- Have a custom perfume created that you can wear on your wedding day.

- Incorporate your new initials into your bridal wear. You can do this by writing them on the bottom of your bridal shoes or having them stitched into your veil or gown.

- Carry a key to your new home in your bridal purse.

- Feeling daring? Get a new tattoo that represents your love for your future husband.

- Start a charm bracelet for your bride and give her one charm every year on your anniversary.

- Do something different with your hair, such as a new haircut or highlights.

What are some unique ideas that you have for wearing something new on your wedding day? Let us know with a comment! Check back with next week when we discuss the tradition of wearing something borrowed on your wedding day.


Timeless Wedding Traditions: Something Old

Jul 18, 2013

For years, brides have been incorporating timeless traditions into their wedding day events. One of the most well-known traditions states that every bride should wear “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” This time honored tradition came from an Old English rhyme, and the objects are meant to act as good luck charms for the bride.

Each object stands for something different. For example, something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed stands for borrowed happiness; and something blue signifies purity, love and fidelity. Here are some great ways to incorporate each tradition into your wedding day.

Something Old: More often than not this comes in the form of a piece of jewelry or another item that has been passed down throughout a family, but if your family doesn’t have any such tradition you can look for items at thrift shops or vintage jewelry stores. Some ideas include:

- Mark ceremony readings with an antique bookmark.
- Choose a pair of vintage bridal shoes to wear as you walk down the aisle.
- Carry a photograph of your parents or grandparents on their wedding day in your purse.
* Have your wedding ceremony at a historic venue.
* Wear the bridal gown that your mother wore when she was married.
* Sew a piece of your mother’s wedding dress or father’s tuxedo onto the inside of your wedding dress.

How did you incorporate something old into your wedding day? Let us know with a comment. Don’t forget to check back with us next week as we discuss the time honored tradition of including something new in your wedding day.


Break the Mold with Creative Wedding Ideas

Jul 12, 2013

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event, so there’s absolutely nothing wrong with going all out for your big day. In fact, we recommend breaking away from the mold and making every aspect of your wedding day something you will remember for the rest of your life! Here are some out of the box wedding ideas to help you get started.

1. Trying to stay within your budget and still be creative can be difficult. Spend the weekend scouring thrift stores with your significant other.  You may find the perfect centerpieces for your reception or even an antique hairpiece to complete your bridal look!

2. Steer away from the typical bridal look, and choose a unique wedding dress. For example, an off white wedding dress is a great way to stand out among a sea of brides.

3. Planning a summer wedding? Skip the tux and tie the knot wearing a pair of dark wash jeans. This look is especially wonderful if you’re having an outdoor country inspired wedding!

4. Play songs that aren’t often played. You can find some great wedding playlists in our Now That’s What I Call Marriage blog series.

What are some of your favorite off-beat wedding ideas? You can find many more unique ideas for your wedding at