By: Tracey Manailescu, WPICC, DWC, CWD of Tracey M Events
“Something Old and Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue”
You’ve probably heard the saying before. It’s from an old English rhyme, “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”.
“Something old” symbolizes continuity; “something new” offers optimism for the future; “something borrowed” represents borrowed happiness; and “something blue” stands for purity, love and fidelity.
Weddings are the perfect time to remember and celebrate the strength and bond of family and love, and it doesn’t need to be all-encompassing. In fact, subtle goes such a long way.
Here are some ways that you can incorporate this rhyme into your wedding day:
Something Old: Movie stubs from your first date or dried flowers sewn into the hem of your dress, wear your grandmother’s favourite perfume, a handkerchief, or brooch (my grandmother leant me one of hers), a locket with a photo of someone close to you who has passed, but you wish was with you on your wedding day.
Something New: Wedding shoes (that you’ve worn in to avoid blisters), a gift from your parents or your fiance (earrings, necklace, bracelet), one of my best friend’s (Julia) gave me Chanel wedding nail polish which was the perfect touch.
Something Borrowed: A wedding veil or tiara from a family member, your mother’s diamond studs, a family cookie or butter tart recipe that goes on your sweet table, or it could be a family favourite cocktail.
Something Blue: Undergarments, your wedding shoes, garter, the ribbons on your vow booklets, or tied to your bouquet, the ring box, something blue in your necklace or hairpiece.
What are you going to use, or what did you use to incorporate these traditions into your wedding day?