9 Sneaky Ways to Incorporate Something Borrowed Into Your Wedding

“Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

We all know the drill, but sometimes it’s easy to forget these five tokens of good luck that a Bride should have on her wedding day. Amidst the craziness of planning a wedding, thinking of a great ‘something old’ token is always difficult. It’s especially hard when you’re already using your grandma’s veil for the ‘something old’ component or when you’re after something a little subtler than your mum’s wedding dress. So, we’ve made a list of some sneaky ways you can incorporate something borrowed, the token that symbolizes borrowed happiness into your wedding.

1. If Mum’s wedding dress is not exactly your style, then consider using some of the lace to wrap your bridal bouquet with.

2. Jewellery is the easiest way to include something borrowed in your wedding and it can be anything from your Sister’s earrings that she wore on her wedding day, to your Grandma’s beloved pearl necklace.


Image from Asal and Ali’s wedding. Photography by Duke Photography

3. If you’re a modern Bride, borrowing a vintage clutch can bring a little bit of sophistication to your wedding day look.

4. An incredibly creative way to integrate something borrowed is to use a snippet of a dress, or any meaningful item of clothing as the lining of your wedding dress. This can come from a family member or close friend.

5. You might think of something borrowed as a tangible thing but it doesn’t always have to be. Some couples borrow the wedding songs that their Parents used at their own weddings as an incredibly sweet way of fulfilling this part of the tradition.

6. Garters are another very subtle, very easy something borrowed to include.1

Image from Chelsea and Peter’s wedding. Photography by Simon Peter Taylor

7. A small hair pin that your friend wore on her wedding or something else that you and your friend group can share around on each persons wedding day.

8. You don’t always have to borrow things from a woman. Don’t be afraid to borrow your dad or grandfather’s special handkerchief, or their favorite tie that you can also wrap around your bouquet.

9. A spritz of a borrowed perfume – simple and super sneaky.

Main image from Iwan and Ciska’s wedding. Photography by Axioo.

Posted in Culture, Wedding Traditions by wedded wonderland

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