Welcome to the first part of 'The Something Series'!
I'm sure we've all heard the old English wedding rhyme that recommends something old, new, blue, and a coin in your shoe to get you through your wedding.
If you don't know, the rhyme goes a little something like this: 'something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe.'
Where I didn't have anything in my shoes but my own two feet during my wedding, I definitely had something old, new, and blue.
It's a fun wedding tradition to participate in! Each part of the rhyme has a special meaning and purpose for your big day.
Something old represents continuity and is meant to link the past to the present.
There are many new takes on this part! In with the new, and most definitely do not forget about the old. :-)
If you're in need of ideas for your something old, look no further!
Your something old could be a....
- Vintage Wedding Gown/Suit: How fun would it be to go to antique stores to find that perfect vintage wedding gown or suit! It would be a little more challenging to find your outfit for the big day, but where's the fun if it's easy?!
-Family Book: Read one of your favorite chapters from an old family book on your wedding day, use the book as your guest book for friends and family to write sweet messages in, or simply have the book on display for others to flip through.
-Old Photos: I'm sure your grandmother/grandfather/great grandparents....or heck your own parents would love to have their wedding photos on display at your wedding. You could also throw in some pictures of favorite memories from when you and your partner were little kids. This would be a great way for your guests to see a little of your family history.
-Vintage Pocket Watch: I absolutely love pocket watches. It's way more fun to whip out your pocket watch to check the time than it is a cell phone. These can be found at antique stores or maybe your great Uncle Louis had one that has been forgotten about and tucked in the bottom of your mother's t-shirt drawer for ages just waiting for someone to remember that it's there....never hurts to ask. :-)
-Classic Cocktail: Have some fun and serve a classic cocktail recipe such as an Old Fashioned to your guests during the reception..yum! This totally counts as something old!
On my wedding day, I wore my grandmother's pearls. What will your 'something old' be?