Ideas for Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

The tradition of having “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” on your wedding day began in the Victorian Era and has continued to be a tradition thousands of years later. Though, there are many meanings for this tradition, but it ultimately symbolizes luck for a bride on her wedding day. Not keeping tradition seem to be the latest trend, some of our couples are still choosing to uphold this classic tradition. Although, we are major advocates for doing whatever you want to do on your wedding day because we love it when couples find ways to incorporate intentional details throughout the wedding! From a piece of jewelry from the matriarch to blue gems, to your newfound dress, to your getting ready outfit and so much more we wanted to give you ideas on what you can choose for your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” If you chose to incorporate this tradition on your wedding day, we would love to hear what you included on our instagram!

Something Old

  • Grandparent’s cake knife and serving set from their wedding 
  • Your mother’s veil
  • Your grandmother’s jewelry 
  • A family heirloom 
  • Your grandmother or grandfather’s handkerchief 
  • Add a photo charm to your bouquet 

Something New

  • Wedding dress
  • Wedding and engagement ring
  • Veil
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes 
  • Perfume

Something Borrowed

  • A friend or family member’s veil
  • A friend or family member’s jewelry 
  • A friend or family member’s hair accessory 
  • A family heirloom 
  • Cake topper
  • Cake knife and serving set

Something Blue

  • Sapphire ring
  • Shoes
  • Bridesmaids dresses 
  • Blue details on your garter 
  • A handkerchief 
  • Blue flowers in your bouquet 
  • Dressing robe 

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