Adding the Rhyme to Your Wedding

1 May

The bride, Jenna, borrowed her Matron of Honor’s jeweled headpiece and her mother’s veil to wear at her wedding.

Now that we’ve discussed where this timeless traditioncomes from, here are a few ways to incorporate each into your wedding.

For the Something Old, popular ideas include using a family heirloom such as jewelry, a handkerchief, pictures of grandparents to be carried (or, if small enough, hung) with the bridal bouquet or placed in frames at the reception, or use pieces from your mother or grandmother’s wedding gown in your own.

The Something New part is generally pretty easy to include as many brides will use the new wedding dress, shoes, jewelry, or even a garter. A new pair of diamond earrings from the groom would be nice, wouldn’t it?

Something blue… fabulous shoes!

When deciding on Something Borrowed, usually you’ll want to choose someone who is happily married and close to you.  Items can include jewelry, a headpiece, hair bobbles, borrow a book from a friend for a passage to be used during the ceremony, or borrow your happily married friend’s son or daughter to be used as the ring bearer or flower girl in your wedding.

Another idea for ‘Something Blue’ for the gentlemen… {love!}

Something Blue can be used in a number of ways throughout a wedding.  If you don’t choose to have blue in your theme, then you can incorporate blue by wearing a blue garter, use blue ribbons in your bridal bouquet, wear blue heels (have your bridesmaids sign the bottom in blue Sharpie), use sapphire jewelry, or have blue in your wedding favors.

As for the Sixpence In Your Shoe, these can be easily bought online from a company or even eBay as they are still available to this day for brides to use on their wedding day!


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