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Creative ways to include something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

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Weddings these days are all about honoring customs in your own modern way. Whether you’re superstitious or you’re just paying homage to tradition, here are a few creative ways to assemble your own good luck tokens for the big day. Because what bride couldn’t use a little extra good juju? Check out our recommendations for something “old,” something “new,” something “borrowed,”  and something “blue” you can shop right from the comfort of your couch.

Something Old

The time-honored wedding tradition of having “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue was once thought not only to give the bride good luck on her big day but also to help to guarantee fertility and prosperity. These days, it’s just a charming ritual you can have a little fun incorporating into your wedding. Need a bit of direction? Ahead, ideas for “somethings” that will work for you.

Wear your something old when you rock a vintage accessory like a glam shawl (that’s perfect for a winter wedding). 

Or bust out one of your well-worn wardrobe favorites, like a beloved pair of cowboy boots. 

You can also opt for something deeply meaningful like your grandmothers veil.

If you don’t have something old that feels wedding-day ready, you can always fudge it with something old looking (we promise we won’t tell). A vintage-inspired piece, like a retro garter or worn-looking pair of high heels is old in its style and design, after all.

Something New

Generally, the “something new” is a gift from the groom or one of the bride’s family members. Perhaps it’s a new necklace that perfectly matches her wedding dress. 

Of course, this is a more expensive route. If you want to do “something new” on a budget, think simple. Buy up a bunch of hair pins and use them in your hairstyle or hand out the rest to your bridal party and female relatives.

Something Borrowed

Out of all of these, we admit that “something borrowed” might just be our favourite. It symbolises the community surrounding you on your wedding day and in the new life you are starting. You can borrow pretty much anything, but we think it’s pretty special when you borrow your grandmother’s earrings or your mother’s hair comb.

Of course, you can also borrow something just because you love it. Your beach wedding could be the perfect chance to raid your best friend’s stellar sandal collection.
Something Blue

No matter what your wedding colour palette, you can always find a way to weave in a little blue hue. Two of our favourite options: wearing a shade of blue earrings or garter.

You could also wrap some pretty blue ribbons around your flowers!

 - My Wedding Blog


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