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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.


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