Something Old, Something New,
Something Borrowed, Something Blue...Something OLD...this is supposed to represent something from the past, whether it belongs to the bride or someone she knows. Something NEW...this symbolizes optimism for a happy future. Something BORROWED is supposed to represent borrowed happiness. And the something BLUE is for love and fidelity. You've also probably heard of the "sixpence"...well that is for good luck and is usually placed in a shoe.
After doing some research and figuring out what each of these things represent, I wanted to take the time to really figure out what I would have for my something old, new, borrowed and blue. A few were easier to figure out then others, like the something old and new, but figuring out what I wanted for my something borrowed and blue...that took a little bit more time! Below I will share what I'll be using, along with other alternatives that are just as great! Remember, not all brides decide to participate in these "superstitions" so it's okay if you don't incorporate everything. And make sure that whatever you settle with is meaningful, especially for you.
For a lot of brides, their wedding ring or even their dress serves as their something new, and for others, like my friend Kate, one might receive something from their soon to be Husband that they can wear after the knot is tied. For Kate, her Hubby gifted her with a beautiful monogram necklace that showcased her new initials. Another idea for something new could be champagne flutes with your initials on them to be used at the wedding reception during the toast.
Something blue. There are so many ideas for this one. One idea that I love is a hidden snippet of blue stitched into your gown. This could be your new initials, your wedding date, or a little heart. My something blue will be the garter that I wear that Will's Mom is giving me, along with blue nail polish I wear on my toes. Another option for your something blue could be a robe or whatever you plan to get ready in the morning of your big day.