I didn’t give much thought to the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” tradition. It fell into place on its own. But hey, I’ll take any good luck I can get on my wedding day! Here’s a breakdown:
Something old: I had my first bridal shower last weekend. I got a lot of great gifts, but one of my favorites is a family heirloom. When my great grandmother died, my mom’s cousin saved four of her handkerchiefs. My female cousins each got one over the years. Thankfully, there was one left for me. The best part? The hankie includes my wedding colors. I’ll use it to hold my bouquet when I walk down the aisle.
Something borrowed: I struggled with the decision to purchase a veil. They’re expensive, and I’ll only wear a veil for an hour or two. I thought about skipping it, but a veil makes your ensemble look so bridal. I decided to see if I could borrow one. Within an hour of posting the question on Facebook, I had offers from friends, colleagues, and even my wedding photographer! Borrowing a veil was a great solution.
Something blue: I’ll wear something blue on my wedding day—and every day after that. I love my sapphire engagement ring.
For another take on this tradition, check out Real Bride Taylor’s recent post.