The Old English rhyme dictates that brides should all be equipped with ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue' but what these good luck charms should be is never set in stone. We look at a few ‘something borrowed' ideas that are the perfect way to incorporate a special keepsake into your wedding day and follow the tradition too.
Traditionally the ‘something borrowed' would come from a friend or relative who has enjoyed a long and happy marriage. In effect, you'd be borrowing their happiness so that your marriage can be a love-filled and joyous one too.
It's a great way for someone who means a lot to you to play a special part in your wedding day, so let's take a look at a few of the ways that something borrowed can feature when you tie the knot.
Jewellery is the classic borrowed accessory for your wedding day. Borrow a special necklace from your mum or grandmother, or maybe the earrings that your sister/best friend wore on their wedding day. Most of the female figures in your life will be more than happy to have a treasured part of their life become a meaningful part of yours too.
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An intricate and detailed brooch is quite often a family heirloom and can be a great accessory on your wedding day, as well as assuming the role of ‘something borrowed' very nicely. You don't necessarily have to wear it on your outfit either, it can just as easily be a part of your bouquet and will make your flowers even more meaningful.
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If you're looking for a retro or vintage dress for your big day, then why not go for the ultimate borrowed item and give a family member's wedding dress another run-out? Providing they're able to part with it; it could be the ultimate gift from mother to daughter.
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The veil is a significant part of a great number of weddings and is often kept as a powerful memento of a woman's wedding day. It's very rare that they'd get used more than once so why not ask someone close to you if you could use theirs as your ‘something borrowed'? We're sure they'd be happy to oblige!
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Nothing says elegance quite like a beautiful vintage hair pin. It's the kind of treasured possession that may well have been passed down through the generations and is just perfect for a special occasion such as your wedding day.
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Wedding shoes are nearly always spectacular, often expensive and, a lot of the time, sadly a one-wear pair! Give your best friend or sister's Louboutins another special occasion to look amazing at and borrow them for when you tie the knot.
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What could be more meaningful than ‘borrowing’ the vows of a family member or the words of congratulations from your guests? Use them as a source of inspiration as you write your own words or let the best wishes of your friends and family spirit you down the aisle from the soles of your shoes!
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These are just a few ideas for ‘something borrowed' that will add to your wedding day and make it something special in the process. Need some inspiration for your ‘something blue'? Take a look at our 20 Alternatives to Something Blue for some amazing ideas!