The “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” bridal tradition is an old superstition that represents good luck for the bride in her marriage. It’s not something that’s required or necessary, but it is a fun way to start off your wedding day. If you’re having trouble deciding what to use for each “something”, here are some ideas.
Your “something old” should be something that has sentimental value. A passed down dress or engagement ring, a vintage handkerchief, or even old photos of your family’s weddings on a table at the reception are all thoughtful options.
Your dress totally counts for your “something new”! If you’re wearing a rented or passed down dress, other options are jewelry, shoes, a veil/headpiece, or even your newly written vows to your fiancé.
Borrow an item from a married woman who means a lot to you whose marital joy you can carry with you through your “something borrowed.” A necklace, a brooch to put in your bouquet, a slip or petticoat, or even your veil can be borrowed.
Brides who incorporate blue into their wedding colors won’t have a problem with this, but there’s a great deal of ways other brides can get their “something blue”, too! Your shoes, bouquet flowers, garter, or “I Do” stickers for your shoe bottoms are all great choices.
The “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” tradition is a fun way to incorporate your loved ones in your ceremony. Your family will really appreciate being an extra special part of your day, and it’ll start you off on a great foot to your new marriage.