WEDDING PLANNING WEDNESDAY
We all love wedding traditions. They help remind us that weddings are a sacred ceremony that has been a celebration of love for centuries. However, we do not always love the “traditional” style, it can be hard to integrate them into your twentieth century wedding.
Here are some fresh takes on the classics!
1. “Something Old”
One of our favorite ways to incorporate something old in to weddings is by repurposing family heirlooms. Wearing Grandma’s gems on your day will be both sentimental and practical (and potential a budget friendly way to bling out your style.) Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets, Rings or Hair-clips, don’t be afraid to be creative.
If you don’t have any family gems, we also love the idea of adding old family pictures, lockets, or pearls to the bridal bouquet. Just give them to your florist ahead of time to make sure she can safely secure them to the bouquet. Don’t forget to take them at the end of the night, you don’t want to have your planner dumpster diving in the middle of the night! (yes, this has actually happened!)
2. “Something New”
Let’s be honest, most Brides consider their dress their “New” item. Whats that saying? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
3. “Something Borrowed”
We like to suggest borrowing a classic veil or vintage handbag, these things are easily integrated in to most styles. You can always double-up and consider your Grandmother’s antique pearl earrings your “Old” and “Borrowed” items.
4. “Something Blue”
This one is our favorite updates on an old tradition. These are two fun ways to incorporate your “Blue” item.
Stich a blue monogram or personalized label into your wedding dress
And of course, who can forget those iconic blue Manolo Blahniks’ that Carrie wore when she married Big!
“In Great Britain, the well-known tradition of the bride wearing ‘something old, something new,’ originally stems from the rhyme, ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.’ A silver sixpence in the bride’s shoe is a traditional good luck wedding gesture and customarily, it is the father of the bride who places the sixpence as a symbol of him wishing her prosperity, love and happiness in her marriage.” – the royal mint
This is something that you can still do today, you can order a traditional Sixpence online or get one at Davids Bridal. Put the Sixpence in or on the sole of your ceremony shoes.
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