Onto the third part of the old adage, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” This is a special part of the saying for many of our brides. What a great opportunity to borrow a family heirloom such as a special piece of jewelry or your best friend’s favorite pair of earrings you have been dying to wear. Your wedding day is the best day to get creative with your negotiating skills when it comes to borrowing something for your big day! It will also mean a lot to whomever you ask to borrow your item from that you used something special to them on your wedding day!
One of our sweet brides, Katie, borrowed the pearl necklace she wore on her big day from her mother (it was originally her great grandmother’s). Something classic like pearls or diamonds are the perfect heirloom to wear on your wedding day.
We love seeing brides becoming creative with wrapping their bouquet, whether it be with ribbon, lace from their mother’s wedding dress, or with handkerchief or tie from a loved one.
Something borrowed does not need to be an article of clothing or jewelry, it can be something simple like a linen or dessert stand! Borrow a fun linen from a family member for your dessert table or even a cake stand that has been in the family for years. Although not as popular anymore, many older generations received lavish serving platters and cake stands for their wedding gifts — check with relatives to see what family treasures may be available. Our own Savannah James used her grandmother’s doilies as centerpieces on her guest tables.
Via Borrowed and Blue
Having a winter wedding? Ask your grandmother and her friends or check out local antique stores for beautiful fur stoles for you and your bridesmaid to rock during photos. Your bridesmaids will thank you for keeping their comfort in mind on a chilly wedding day.
Whatever your “something borrowed” is, think about the person you borrowed from and how special and meaningful their relationship is to you. Make sure to have day full of fun memories!