- 9 years ago
- Wedding: March 2009
I had a hard time with finding something old, new, borrowed & blue, because we don’t really have any family jewelry, and my mom did not have an actual wedding, so there’s nothing from that i could borrow. Somewhere online, I found a great list of suggestions for "something old" & "something borrowed," usually the two hardest to get!
Something Old:- Use a classic car for wedding day transportation- Decorate with vintage silk ribbon or use it in the bride’s bouquet- Place an antique bookmark to mark ceremony readings- Use a childhood pillow for the ring bearer’s pillow- Get a relative’s monogrammed handkerchief- Display wedding photographs of parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents at the reception- Find an antique tussy mussy (a conical hand-held bouquet vase) for the bride’s bouquet- Get a vintage purse to match the bride’s gown- Have the wedding at a historic location- Have the bride carry a childhood treasure she has saved (like a ring, bracelet, small doll, locket, etc.)- Bring out the heirloom jewerly to wear like an engagement ring or wedding band, a brooch, earrings, a bracelet, a necklace, or some sparkly hair pins- Tuck an antique hat pin into the bride’s bouquet- Carry a vintage pill box- Sew a button from one of the bride’s father’s old coats on the inside of the bride’s gown at the hem or place it in her purse- Give the bride a vintage compact mirror for her purse- Get a champagne glass to smash during the ceremony from a relative’s wedding or anniversary- Wear a headpiece, tiara, or veil that has been handed down- Wear vintage white gloves- Take some of mother’s or grandmother’s wedding gown fabric or lace and sew it inside the bride’s gown or to her petticoat- Display the parents’ cake toppers or use it as the wedding cake topper- Tuck a love letter saved by the bride’s mother from the bride’s father into the bride’s purse- Carry a wedding photo of parents’ or grandparents’ in the bride’s purse (it can be copied to reduce the size if necessary)- Display a photograph of the bride as a little girl or carry it in the bride’s purse
– Let the groom borrow grandfather’s pocket watch or have the bride carry it in her purse- Include flowers from the bride’s grandparents’ garden in floral arrangements at the wedding or in the bride’s bouquet- Borrow father’s silk handkerchief- Use a relative’s prayer book during the ceremony- Borrow a long-time family friends’ timeshare for your honeymoon (I am doing this, but I don’t feel like it counts, it’s not so much part of the wedding)- Borrow the song from the bride’s (or groom’s) parents’ wedding to dance to- Have the wedding at a borrowed location like the bride’s parents’ backyard or country club- Borrow a headpiece or hair baubles- Use someone else’s silver knife to cut the cake with at the reception- Wear borrowed jewelry from a happily married gal pal
<div class="post-footer"><div class="post-footer-line post-footer-line-3">I ended up buying a vintage bracelet on Etsy (they have a whole vintage section that is separate from the handmade section) for my something old for only $15, that has purple to go with my wedding colors.