It’s fun to incorporate meaningful elements into your wedding, such as “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” Subtle details can fulfill this traditional bridal saying that is thought to be bring the bride good luck and a long, happy marriage. “Something old” symbolizes continuity with the bride’s family and the past while moving to the next chapter.
Ideas for something old:
Family heirlooms, antique pieces, vintage relics or sentimental objects can fill the “something old” wedding tradition.
Look to moms, aunts, grandparents or someone close to you for trinkets that you can use in your wedding, like a handkerchief or charm wrapped around your bouquet.
Wear a locket necklace with old family photos or display these pics at the reception. Photos of the bride and groom as children look lovely at the guest book table.
Use vintage ribbon, lace, buttons or other ornaments on the flower bouquet, wedding dress, veil or as decorative touches.
Shop thrift stores, antique malls and your grandmother’s closet for a vintage purse, clutch, gloves or brooch.
Perch vintage cake toppers on the wedding cake or add a whimsical touch at the dessert bar.
Toasting flutes handed down are perfect for the reception.
Carry a cherished momento in your bridal purse.
Wear something passed down, like a veil, tiara, garter or jewelry. This also meets the “something borrowed” requirement.
Brides can use their imagination and search their mother’s attic or memory box for the “something old” object they cherish. The bridal shower is an opportunity for family members to pass down a keepsake for the bride to use at the wedding or keep afterward. We wish you joy as you hunt for something old.