As the saying goes, a Bride must wear something old, something new something borrowed and something blue to receive good luck on her wedding day and lead a long, successful and happy marriage! Although this tradition comes from an old English Folk Tale, it is a tradition that so many brides across the world stick to! We definitely don't think that if you choose not to integrate these traditions into your wedding day that you will be condemned to an unhappy marriage, but we do think it's a fun and exciting way of adding themes into your wedding day!
Below we have put together some modern suggestions and ideas to incorporate these things into your wedding.
Having something old on your wedding day doesn't have to mean wearing something old fashioned and outdated. We think that incorporating a Bride's heritage into the wedding day is a gorgeous sentiment.
To give you a few ideas we think that: wearing some of your Mother's or Grandmother's jewellery, hiring an old wedding car, bringing some old photographs of your ancestors or wedding photos of members of the family, or keeping an old love note or card from your partner are cheap and nostalgic ways of including this first tale.
For this second section of the poem, you don't have to go out and spend more money on buying something new just to fit this tradition. TIP: You could always class your wedding dress as your 'something new' or your shoes, bag or veil etc. Another idea for something new could be a new pair of earrings or a necklace!
We think that borrowing something from a loved one for your special day is a gorgeous compliment to them. Whatever the item is, the person who you are borrowing the item from will be so happy to share this tradition with you.
An iconic example of this, is when Kate Middleton borrowed the Queen's tiara. You could borrow a veil or piece of jewellery from a sister, mother, friend, auntie or grandmother.
Finally, for your something blue we have 3 top ideas to share with you. It's becoming more and more common for brides to wear blue garters or wedding underwear; so this is a definite example of how to incorporate your something blue. Our second suggestion is blue shoes! A lot of brides wear really pale blue heels and they look beautiful! Our third and final suggestion is to have blue confetti (of course). We supply the most beautiful, 100% natural and biodegradable confetti, so why not add a splash of blue into your mix to meet the final tradition of the poem. Our ocean hydrangeas petals would compliment this perfectly!