Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
There are so many unique wedding traditions which vary from country to country, from culture to culture.
They all are so interesting to learn and discover. If you are a bride-to-be, planning your wedding day, for sure you should be aware of the most popular traditions in your country. After all, it is always up to you to decide whether to follow them or not. If you do not mind keeping up certain traditions and really feel like highlighting your ceremony in such a way, this article will be useful for you.
Among the wedding traditions celebrated all around the globe in different ways is the concept of having something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue on your wedding day as a sign of good luck. This one is classical and has a specific deep meaning. There are so many questions to answer. What is the meaning behind each item?
Carrying “something old” is a way to honor your family heritage; “something new'' is for hope and optimism for the future; traditionally, “something borrowed” is taken from a happily married relative or friend to carry their good fortune; “something blue'' means purity and fidelity. The blue color is also believed to ward off the evil eye.
Even though this tradition goes back to the Victorian era, there are a lot of great opportunities to honor it in a new, modern way. By the way, it is not only about trinkets for the bride. Think out of the box and be creative!
Here are some unusual but still fantastic ideas for your inspiration:
To have something old you can even rent an antique getaway car (yes, you're not limited to only small, wearable pieces). In case you want to keep up the tradition as much as possible, prepare some vintage jewelry, an old book, or even a family photo. What you also can do is to use a piece of your mom’s wedding gown fabric to create your own dress.
Something new can be a gift or a thing you buy yourself. For example, shoes, a nice hairpiece, perfume, even a wedding dress can do!
As for something borrowed, think of borrowing somebody's veil, accessories, a cake knife, or a tie for a groom.
Finally, look through the list of “something blue” ideas: a handkerchief, flowers in a wedding bouquet, garter, ribbons, jewels.
All in all, it doesn't really matter what item you choose. What does matter is the idea you keep in mind and the meaning that is behind those things. make it special for you and then it will bring happiness indeed.