Wedding day traditions: Something old

Every bride knows the saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue (and a sixpence in your shoe).” Whether or not you believe in superstitions, having each of these items on your big day is a longstanding tradition that most brides try to incorporate into their attire or decorations. Your “something old” is meant to represent continuity, according to bridal experts at the Knot. Here are a few “something old” ideas trending right now:

– Wear an heirloom piece of jewelry. Fasten a brooch or locket to your bouquet if you don’t have a necklace, ring or bracelet to wear. Another way to add a bit of old sparkle to your wedding attire is to fasten a vintage hair comb into your wedding ‘do.

– Use fabric from your mother or grandmother’s wedding dress to create the ring bearer’s pillow.

– Sew a piece of fabric from a shirt or tie your father or grandfather wore into your wedding dress.

– Use a relative’s monogrammed handkerchief to dry your eyes if you get a little teary during the ceremony.

– Use an antique bookmark or photograph to mark the pages in your Bible or binder for the ceremony readings.

– Opt to ride in a vintage car rather than a limousine from the ceremony site to the reception.

– Have your wedding at a historical building or monument.

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