Something Old, Something New…Ideas


One of the most widely known wedding tradition is the idea that the bride has to wear “Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” for good luck. While it’s all purely superstition, we do like the idea of including these traditions in your look – particularly the items that can have family significance. Here are a few of our ideas to help you find your “somethings.”

Something Old Something New
Photo by Nadia D Photography

Something Old Ideas

Your grandmother’s veil
Heirloom brooch on your gown or in your hair
Lace from your mother or grandmother’s wedding gown to wrap your bouquet
A locket featuring photos of late relatives either worn around your neck or attached to your bouquet
Your mother’s garter

Photo by LSD Photography

Something New Ideas

Your wedding dress
New sash to accent your gown
A new, fresh flower for your hair

Photo by Volatile Photography

Something Borrowed

One of your bridesmaids’ clutch handbags
A handkerchief borrowed from your mother, grandmother or aunt
A wrap or fur stole
The headpiece your sister wore to her wedding

Photo by Jackie Cooper Photography

Something Blue

Blue wedding shoes
Your monogram embroidered in blue thread on the inside of your gown
Blue toenail polish
Sapphire jewelry
Have your bridesmaids sign their names in blue marker on the soles of your shoes

For more ideas for wedding accessories, follow our Fashion Editor!

Last Updated: September 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm
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