Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
A time honored wedding tradition
The time honored wedding tradition that a bride should carry or wear
something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue is supposed to bring the bride good
Each of these items represents something different and can be incorporated into the bride’s attire in several
This fun wedding tradition dates back centuries
This wedding tradition is still honored by many modern day brides who
are interested in ensuring a little bit of luck for themselves or simply honoring a wedding
tradition that has been passed on in their family for years.
Choosing to wear something old expresses a desire to retain your connections with your family after you enter
into your marriage and begin your own family. You may choose to wear a locket with a picture of your grandmother on
her wedding day inside to express this sentiment. This old picture reminds you of your family and keeps them close
to your heart and is a wedding tradition you can adhere to.
Something to Say at the Wedding?
Another wedding tradition is to
incorporate something old into your attire by having a handkerchief used by one of your ancestors sewn into
the lining of the skirt of your wedding dress. Incorporating this item into your wedding dress as a permanent
feature is a special way to ensure that you will always remember your family and that they will always be a
part of the new family that you and your husband create.
Wearing a new item on your wedding day conveys the message that you and
your husband are creating a new union that will endure forever. There are countless ways to incorporate the
wedding tradition of something new into your attire. If you opted to include a
picture of your grandmother on her wedding day into a locket that you wear on your wedding day, you might want
to consider putting a photo of you and your husband into the other side to represent your new item. Another
new item to consider is a piece of jewelry, besides your engagement or wedding ring that was given to you by
the groom such as a necklace or bracelet. This is a special way to wear something new as a wedding
tradition because it expresses the love that you and the groom have for each other. Wearing a
borrowed item on your wedding day is used to symbolize your love and admiration for the person from whom you
borrowed the item. Wanting to wear something that belongs to a loved one lets them know that you want to
include them in your wedding in a very special way by wearing something that either is held very dear to them
or is something that represents them symbolically.
Something to Say at the Wedding?
One nice way to express a wedding tradition through a borrowed item is to wear your
mother’s wedding ring on your wedding day. Doing this lets your parents know that you admire their marriage and
their respect for each other and that you hope to have an equally satisfying marriage. It also lets them know that
you will be thinking of them on your wedding day and that you want them to be with you in a special way. Another
way to incorporate a borrowed item into your wedding day attire is to borrow a friend’s signature piece of jewelry.
If you have a close friend who has worn the same necklace for as long as you have known her, you might consider
borrowing this particular necklace for your wedding day as a reminder of your friendship.
Wearing something blue on your wedding day is a symbol of the couple’s fidelity to each other. It may sound as
though incorporating blue into your wedding attire is a difficult task for this wedding
tradition but it really is much easier than it sounds. One simple tip for wearing blue on your
wedding day is to wear a necklace with a blue stone. This is a beautiful yet inconspicuous way to wear blue on your
wedding day to ensure fidelity. Another way to wear something blue is to include blue flower in your headdress.
Some brides also opt to wear a blue garter under their
wedding dress to represent their wedding tradition blue item. If you choose this
option you might want to consider wearing two garters if you plan to follow the wedding
tradition of having the groom remove your garter and toss it to the single men in attendance. If
you plan to do this you might want to wear a blue garter and a white garter and instruct the groom to remove
the white one so that he is not tossing away your garter that symbolizes faithfulness. Brides have been
honoring the wedding tradition of wearing an old, a new, a borrowed and a blue item
during their wedding for centuries. Although wearing these items is supposed to symbolize luck for the bride,
they are also just a fun wedding tradition that gives the bride an opportunity to
express her admiration for a few special people in her life.
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