Tuesday, November 27, 2012

10 Something Old Ideas for your Wedding

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Something old is symbolic continuity of the bride's family. It is meant to represent the bride's past as she embarks on her new future. The item can come from the parents or grandparents from either the bride or the groom's side. Other family members and friends might have an something old item for the bride as well. If the old item is also borrowed for the occasion, it can serve a dual purpose as her something old and borrowed.

Wedding Parasols from Luna Bazaar

Since many brides struggle with the something old for their big day, I've come up with a list of several ideas for this wedding tradition.

1. Old lace handkerchief placed placed in a purse or wrapped around the bridal bouquet.


Photo by Suggs Photography via Southern Weddings


2. Heirloom jewelry to wear like an engagement ring or wedding band, a brooch, earrings, a bracelet, a necklace, or some sparkly hair pins. Or you can tuck an antique hat pin into the bride's bouquet.

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3. Wear a headpiece, tiara, or veil that has been handed down.

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4. Print an old family recipe on lovely note cards as a simple party favor for guests.

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5. Wear a locket containing old family photos around your neck on the big day or you can display wedding photographs of parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents at the reception. You can also carry a wedding photo of parents' or grandparents' in the bride's purse (it can be copied to reduce the size if necessary)

Photo by Amelia J. Moore via Love Wed Bliss

6. Take some of mother's or grandmother's wedding gown fabric or lace (or your father's or grandfather's dress shirt) and sew it inside the bride's gown or to her petticoat or have it turned into a bridal purse or ring pillow.

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7. Display your parents' or grandparents' cake toppers or use it as the wedding cake topper.

Photo by John Cain Photography via Style Me Pretty

8. Tuck a love letter saved by the bride's mother from the bride's father into the bride's purse.

9. Use a classic car for wedding day transportation

Photo via The Knot

10. Have the wedding at a historic location

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