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Wedding Tradition: 8 Outstanding Ideas for Something Old

Wedding Tradition: 8 Outstanding Ideas for Something Old | CHWV

Stick to tradition on your wedding day with one of these 8 great ideas for something old!

We do love keeping those wedding traditions alive here at CHWV and we thought that it was about time we looked at including ‘something old' into your wedding outfit.

Photographs

Adding old photographs into your look is a wonderful way to look back on memorable moments from you and your partner's life together or to remember relatives who couldn't be there on your wedding day. We suggest incorporating them into your bouquet or carrying a locket with the photos inside.

Wedding Tradition: 8 Outstanding Ideas for Something Old - Photographs | CHWV

Image Courtesy of La Vie Photography

Jewellery

You're bound to be wearing some pieces of jewellery while you tie the knot so why not make one of them your ‘something old' and wear something from your mother's or grandmother's collection? It would work especially well if you're going for that vintage look too.

Wedding Tradition: 8 Outstanding Ideas for Something Old - Jewellery | CHWV

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Perfume

Think outside the box for your ‘something old' and choose a perfume from your past. It could be the scent that you wore on your first date or when you got engaged which will certainly trigger some fond memories for your partner.

Wedding Tradition: 8 Outstanding Ideas for Something Old - Perfume | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Parfum Set Senteurs

Veil

It's a classic part of a bride's outfit and one that has been a tradition for centuries. Why not ask to use the veil of a family member for your wedding day? They're bound to be happy to see it being enjoyed all over again!

Wedding Tradition: 8 Outstanding Ideas for Something Old - Veil | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Praise Wedding

Shoes

When we say ‘something old' that doesn't necessarily mean that it has to be really old! If you've got a great pair of shoes that you've only had the pleasure of wearing a few times, then you could give them another chance in the limelight and wear them on your wedding day.

Wedding Tradition: 8 Outstanding Ideas for Something Old - Shoes | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Carlie Statsky Photography

Vintage

Open up the possibilities for ‘something old' by scouring vintage shops. Nobody said the ‘old' item had to be yours or from a relative after all. You can find the perfect piece of vintage jewellery or lucky charm to match your style and look great on your wedding day.

Wedding Tradition: 8 Outstanding Ideas for Something Old - Vintage | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Vintage Jewelry Boston

The Sixpence in Your Shoe

The lesser known part of the traditional rhyme is ‘a silver sixpence in her shoe' and, seeing as the sixpence is most definitely an obsolete coin, you can combine both traditions and wear your ‘something old' in your left shoe.

Wedding Tradition: 8 Outstanding Ideas for Something Old - Sixpence | CHWV

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A Part of Your Mother's Wedding Day Outfit

Most mums would be more than willing to donate their wedding dress should you want to use it as something old for your special day. If you've already decided on what to wear though, you can always opt for this beautiful necklace with a little piece of your mum's dress at its heart.

Wedding Tradition: 8 Outstanding Ideas for Something Old - Mother's outfit | CHWV

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Lucky Pants

Who says your ‘something old' has to be a classy or sophisticated item? Jump into your favourite pair of pants before you get your dress on to guarantee good luck on your wedding day!

With so many brilliant ‘something old' ideas out there, you're sure to find the perfect way to keep traditions alive on your wedding day!

Need some ideas for your ‘something blue'? Take a look at our list of 11 Beautiful Ideas for Something Blue and get inspired!

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