A traditional wedding ceremony allows you and fiancé to add your story to the list of life-long love affairs that have come before you. There are countless customs that can magnify the meaning of your ceremony, making it a day that you will never forget. ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ is a great place to start if you’re looking for a fun way to incorporate old traditions into your new beginning.
A Traditional Wedding Ceremony: The story behind the luck.
‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ originated from an old English rhyme. These four tokens are said to bring the bride good luck. They came from her mother, sisters, or other relatives leading up to the ceremony and were worn as she walked down the isle.
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Something old, something new.
'Something old' symbolizes continuity and the never-ending love shared between the couple. Brides often wear jewelry that has been in the family for generations. It ties a bride to her heritage, reminding her of the generations that have gone before and loved ones
who couldn't be there to celebrate. You could even choose a historic venue, like the Mill City Ruins above, for your something old. Something new represents the hope in your new life to come. A new bridal gown with modern style and design, such as the Maggie Sottero Esme
, is the perfect token to reflect this as you set out on a new adventure with the love of your life.
Something borrowed, something blue.
Something borrowed referrers to the happiness borrowed from others. A young bride would borrow something from a happily married woman, transferring the luck from one couple to the next. "Borrow" a line or two from your parents' wedding vows, or something simple like your sister's lipstick.
A 'something blue' bridal gown from David Tutera for Mon Cheri: Kristi (left) and Beryl (right) Something blue
marks purity and a life-long commitment of love. The Cathy's Concepts Bridal Garter
in blue crush is the perfect way to add blue to your bridal look, signifying the commitment to love your husband forever. Some women even cut a blue heart from their father’s or brother’s shirt and sew it to the lining of their dress. Adorable, right? Follow these romantic wedding traditions
and you’re sure to have the best of luck on your big day. We’d love to hear about untraditional ways that you have incorporated this timeless custom into your ceremony. Leave us a comment in the section below and send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org!