There is always one tradition I seem to find at weddings and it happens to be my favorite. A folklore in 1898 recited a traditional rhyme for a bride to wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue, for good luck on her wedding day. I asked my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother if they had participated in this tradition and all said yes. Each “something” was an interesting collectable and filled with unique history passed on from generation to generation.People are keeping up the tradition and adding fun twists to this wedding tradition. From jewelry to trinkets all the way to cocktail hour the “something” rhyme is still alive after one hundred years.
- The “something borrowed” in this picture is the father of the bride’s wedding ring. So not everything that is passed on has to be from your maternal side.
- The fabric on this neckless was used in a relative’s wedding dress. Very special!
- I love the idea of using a locket in a bouquet. You can still have those who have passed still close to you at your wedding.
These shoes are too cute!
You can have guests bring a “something” for a personalized gift.This is my favorite fun twist on the “something” rhyme!This heart was cut out of an old time favorite from the father of the bride’s shirt. He asked his daughter to always keep it close to her heart. So sweet.With new customs and traditions settling into the wedding world, this will always be my most cherished one. I hope this gets your wheels turning for what you are going to have in your something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.