Jun 18, 2010
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Something old symbolizes the bride’s connection with her family and her past as a single woman. A woman may choose to wear a piece of antique family jewellery or part of her mother or grandmother’s wedding outfit. The wedding gown itself is often passed down from generation to generation, but alterations may need to be made and some don’t wish to make any changes to the original gown. Embroidered handkerchiefs are also popular items to be passed down.
A new item in the bride’s attire represents the new life she will soon begin. Something new should be an object that makes her think of the joys her future married life will bring, so it makes sense for the new to come from her soon-to-be husband or in-law family. Some good ideas are jewellery, shoes or the wedding gown. The fiancé may also want to get some lingerie for his bride to wear under her dress that will be a sexy secret between them.
Borrowing an item to carry or wear on her wedding day reminds a bride that her friends and family are there for her should she ever need their help. Ideally, the item should be borrowed from a happily married woman so that some of her coupled bliss can rub off on the new wife. The bride’s best friend could lend her wedding veil to her for the big day.
In many cultures, blue symbolizes faithfulness and loyalty. Blue ribbons adorned the border of an ancient Israeli bride’s wedding clothes and in ancient Rome, the bride wore blue to denote love, fidelity and modesty. The colour also represents purity, perhaps as a result of the Virgin Mary being depicted wearing blue. In the past, many wedding dresses were blue. These days, the something blue is often the garter, so even if blue doesn’t go with the colour scheme, the bride can still wear it hidden under her skirt.
*update* wore comfy ivory shoes that I'd had since high school haha
*update* definitely wore all of my jewelry for the wedding, i think they looked great together :)
Pin from my grandmother who passed away 9 years ago
*update* I forgot to pin this to my bouquet :( then lost it
This is a list of articles that I found helpful in the wedding process
- Plus Ones and Children – Should I Invite?
- Monogram Etiquette
- Custom Wedding Invitations
- Wedding Vows & Readings
- Must Take Photo List
- Changing your name checklist
- Sample Wording for Thank You cards
Stars next to ones I've done or doing myself...