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!
7 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
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
Or this “only happy tears” hankie (by Epically Embroidered.
2. Vintage Shell Wedding Purse
Another idea: a vintage locket. This one by Little Miss J Designs is a favorite. It even has something blue with a small crystal on the top!
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
“Something Borrowed” can be anything: 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.
“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.
6. Dress Patch
I love the idea of this Something Blue label inside the gown (by Sew Happy Girls):
A pair of something blue underwear is another easy example: I mean, who needs an excuse to shop for pretty underthings?
How about a blue velvet ring box? It counts! By AllenGleur.
Or this something blue box by BellaBrideCreations, if that’s more your style.
And, last but not least, we’ve seen a lot of these shoes popping up in Real Weddings.
7. Something Blue Flower Clutch
8. Blue Earrings
9. Blue Veil
This blue wedding veil has an ombre style. I love how this looks! By Veiled Beauty.
10. Blue Garter
Love this blue garter by The Garter Girl.
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Happy Planning, loves!
Now it’s your turn: what are YOUR ideas for something old, new, borrowed, and blue?