The tradition of having something old, something new, something borowed, and something blue can be dated back to 1898 in an old English Rhyme. The original rhyme also included the line “sixpence in her shoe”. Many of todays brides still follow this tradition and have one of each thing in their wedding. Something old represents continunity, new represents optimism for the future, something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness, and something blue represnets purity, love, and fidelity. What wonderful symbols to start off your new life together. No wonder brides still follow this tradition over 100 years later.
One of our brides carried a pendant with a picture of her dad around her bouquet.
Photo by: Sarahdipity photos
Not sure what to carry for your something old, new, borrowed, and blue? Here are some ideas from past brides.
- Vintage accessory
- Something meaningful such as a locket with pictures of parents or grandparents who have already passed away
- A family heirloom
- Wedding gown
- Jewlery from your soon to be husband
- Something special like your grandmother’s earrings or mom’s hairclip
- Embroider something blue into the lining of your dress( ex. wedding date or your new last name)
- Blue ribbon around your bouquet