Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue- Explained

We all know this saying and we all know we are supposed to follow it, but why!? Wearing "something old" represents the bride's past, while the "something new" symbolized the couple's future. The "something borrowed" is supposed to be from someone who is happily married in the hope that some of that person's good fortune rubs off on the bride. And the "something blue" symbolizes fidelity and love.  

Something Old
With the vintage trend looking like it's not going anywhere anytime soon, there are quite a few 'old' items that you can stylishly incorporate into your wedding look. A traditional approach is to wear your mother's or grandmother's gems on the big day- both sentimental and practical! A new approach could be a photo locket to display photos of loved ones that are no longer with you or couldn't attend your big day. Have the locket put on pearls that can be worn as a necklace close to your heart, or have it wrapped around your bridal bouquet.

Something New
A bride's wedding gown or jewelry is often chosen to represent "something new." A different approach could be having champagne flutes monogrammed with your initials and use them at your wedding to toast to your future as husband and wife. 

Something Borrowed
Your "something borrowed" could be anything including jewelry, your dad's wedding tie wrapped around your bouquet, a veil, or even a vintage car to drive off in!

Something Blue
Options for a bride's "something blue" are endless. For modern brides who want their "something blue" to pop, try pairing your wedding gown with royal blue pumps. Another approach is to use blue stitching to have your wedding date and initials monogrammed on the inside of your veil or dress.

Tell us what you used on your wedding day to represent something new, old, borrowed, and blue!


Photo Credit: Niki Rossi Photography

Photo Credit: Niki Rossi Photography