Weddings used to come with many rules, rituals, traditions and customs. Many formalities have been eschewed by the modern bride, but some bestow wisdom and benevolence from those who’ve come before us – and are worth the test of time. The ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ ritual continues, and this post is really all about the something borrowed which is sweet, sentimental, and inspirational.
The idea behind ‘something borrowed’ is that if you borrow something from another woman who has a happy marriage, you will be blessed with her happiness and good fortune (that it might rub off on you and your partner).
Consider these ‘something borrowed’ ideas for your wedding day:
- Clearly the most common (and sentimental) is a special piece of jewelry – think earrings, rings, necklaces, pendants, etc. from best friends, siblings, your mother, grandmother or a family heirloom that has been in the family for generations, even beyond that in the family tree. Once you put this piece on, the significance of your wedding day will be palpable!
- With more than 64% of brides preserving their dresses and veils, if you’re open to it, you will likely find something unique.
- Walk in the shoes (literally) of someone who’s had miles of happiness in their marriage or carry a special clutch from their wedding day.
- A handkerchief or hairpin may be sentimental and handy for your wedding day.
- The vows, a tradition, song or reading from someone who’s marriage has flourished is something your wedding officiant can help you find a place for in your ceremony
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