The age-old saying “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” has charmed brides for generations. The concept of borrowing something for your wedding day is rooted in the idea that taking something from a happily married couple will transfer some of that happiness to the new marriage.
If you’re on the hunt for creative and meaningful ideas for the bride’s something borrowed, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up five heartfelt suggestions that add not just luck, but also a layer of sentimental value to your special day.
Borrowed Wedding Veil
Why not take a leaf out of history by wearing a wedding veil that has been in the family for generations? This “something borrowed” wedding tradition adds a sense of continuity and connection to past family weddings. Plus, vintage veils have a timeless elegance that can elevate any bridal look.
One of our favorite “something borrowed” ideas for the bride is to incorporate heirloom jewelry. Imagine walking down the aisle with your grandmother’s string of pearls or your mother’s diamond bracelet gracing your wrist. Heirloom jewelry not only complements your wedding ensemble but also brings emotional richness and familial bonds into the mix.
A Loved One’s Perfume
Scents have the power to evoke memories and emotions like few other things can. Borrowing a favorite perfume from a close friend or family member can serve as a comforting invisible presence throughout the day. It’s a deeply personal way to include someone special, even if they can’t be there physically.
Special Recipe for the Wedding Menu
Integrate a piece of family history into your wedding reception by featuring a dish made from a cherished family recipe. This could be a cake your grandmother always made or a signature cocktail inspired by your parents’ wedding day. This unique addition to your menu makes for an intriguing topic of conversation among guests and a delightful culinary experience.
Borrowed Love Letters or Vows
For those looking to infuse an element of time-tested love and commitment into their ceremony, why not consider borrowing lines from love letters or vows of a couple you admire? Whether it’s your parents, grandparents, or a famous couple, incorporating their words can imbue your ceremony with profound sentiment.
Now that you know these ideas for the bride’s something borrowed, remember that whatever you choose should be a meaningful addition that brings depth and emotion to your wedding day. The Wedding Shoppe is here to help make every part of your wedding special, from the gown to the traditions.
If you’re still in search of that perfect dress to go along with your something borrowed, we invite you to reserve a private bridal suite at The Wedding Shoppe. Let’s make memories finding your dream dress together!