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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!


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