We’ve all heard of the ‘old, new, borrowed, blue’ traditions – but what do they mean? And how can we transform them from 18th century to 21st?
A symbol of continuity, something old traditionally has a link to the Bride’s family.
Modern twist: Incorporate a relative’s broach into your wedding bouquet or hair up-do.
Representing optimism and good luck for the Bride’s new married life.
Modern twist: Engraved champagne flutes for you and your hubby-to-be. Christened on your wedding day and used for numerous toasts throughout your married life.
Traditionally an item coming from a happily married friend or relative, symbolising some ‘borrowed happiness’ to be carried into the Bride’s own marriage.
Modern twist: If you know an inspirational couple, why not ‘borrow’ the song that they used for their first dance.
Representing purity, love and fidelity.
Modern twist: Hire some wedding transport in the form of a blue MINI for example.
Did you know? Although today, the ‘something’ tradition remains as a stand alone four, it originally contained another addition – ‘and a sixpence in your shoe.’ The sixpence represents good fortune.
For more inspiration on how to modernise this old tradition check out the board we put together on Pinterest