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8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue
(+ Where to Buy a Sixpence)

Posted July 3, 2013 | 3 Comments

Do you need ideas for something old, new, borrowed, and blue? We’ve found eight of them! This wedding tradition (from an old English rhyme) is said to bring good luck to the bride. It doesn’t mean you’ll have bad luck if you don’t oblige, but it’s a fun wedding tradition to participate in nonetheless. On a strict budget? Don’t panic: most of these items can be borrowed from a loved one (old, borrowed, and blue) and your ‘new’ can always be your wedding dress. Read on to see our ideas for something old, new, borrowed, and blue; PLUS, find out where you can get a sought-after sixpence for your shoe!

8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (via EmmalineBride.com) - antique ring box via housewarming

via housewarming

7 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

OLD

For something old, think vintage handkerchiefs (wrapped around your bouquet), vintage lockets (worn as day-of jewelry), or a vintage wedding purse.

1. Vintage Handkerchief

8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (via EmmalineBride.com) - vintage handkerchief by duryea place designs

by duryea place designs

2. Vintage Shell Wedding Purse

8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (via EmmalineBride.com) - vintage wedding purse via all for love, l.o.v.e.

by all for love, l.o.v.e.

NEW

New is the most fun – it means you, you know, have to buy a little something for you! A dress sash, garter, or new pair of heels are a few favorites. If you don’t want to spend extra, your new wedding dress can count!

3. Dress Sash

8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (via EmmalineBride.com) - Dress Sash by Eclu

by eclu

4. Garter

8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (via EmmalineBride.com) - Garter by The Garter Girl

by the garter girl

BORROWED

“Something Borrowed” can be anyhting: a ring you borrowed from your sister, a brooch from your grandmother, or do what I did: wear your mother’s veil. Lucky for me, my mom has exceptional taste. You can also use part of her veil and turn it into a custom hair piece or blusher veil.

5. Blusher Veil

8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (via EmmalineBride.com) - 1920's inspired blusher veil by Letters to Jane, photo by Allison Lee Photography, Model - Hannah Joest

by letters to jane, photo by allison lee, model: hannah joest

6. Brooch

8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (via EmmalineBride.com) - Brooch by Big Rock Bridal

by big rock bridal

BLUE

“Something Blue” can be completely bold or very subtle. A clutch purse with a blue flower pin, for instance, or a pair of blue earrings are perfect examples. For even more subtlety, pin a thin light blue ribbon to the underside of your gown with a simple safety pin. A single stitch of blue thread (hidden, of course) is another great example. A pair of something blue underwear is another easy example: I mean, who needs an excuse to shop for pretty underthings? (I heart these. Plus, this weekend, 40% off and free shipping. Score. And, no, they’re not a sponsor, just one of my most favorite stores!) And, last but not least, we’ve seen a lot of these shoes popping up in Real Weddings. The back logo has, you guessed it, just the right amount of blue.

7. Something Blue Flower Clutch

8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (via EmmalineBride.com) - Clutch by Eclu

by eclu

8. Blue Earrings

8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (via EmmalineBride.com) - Earrings by Jewelsalem

by jewelsalem

Where to Buy a Sixpence?

And, last but not least: a sixpence for your shoe! I had no idea where to buy a sixpence for my wedding. You can grab one here. Also, the sixpence is traditionally placed in the bride’s left shoe.

sixpence-for-your-shoe

by darice

Happy Planning, loves!


-E.

Now it’s your turn: what are YOUR ideas for something old, new, borrowed, and blue?


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  • Heather

    Beautifully done! If only these websites were around when I got married! I love everything!!!!

    • http://www.everythingweddingsandmore.net/ Gee| EverythingWeddingsAndMore

      hahhahah! i keep thinking the same thing!

    • http://emmalinebride.com/ Emma | Emmaline Bride

      Thanks, Heather!




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