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  • Vivienne May Weddings

Something Old, Something New…


We all know the time-old tradition; ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed & Something Blue and a Silver Sixpence in her shoe’ so how can you incorporate this tradition into your modern day wedding? There are the obvious options for this popular tradition such as the ‘new’ dress, the ‘borrowed’ necklace and the ‘blue’ garter, but there are many other ways of incorporating this tradition into your wedding day…


Something Old

· One of your Grandmas/Mothers/Aunts broaches or favourite pieces of Jewellery (attach this to your dress/bouquet or wear it for a beautiful piece of history added to your day).

· A reading from your parents or best friends wedding day – how lovely would it be to add a touch of marriage history to your ceremony.

· A locket with a photograph of you both together on your first date – too cute!


Something New

· Choose a new shade of eyeshadow for your day that you haven’t worn before (a small but crucial part to your big look).

· By the end of your wedding day you will have a new surname, so why not have your new initials (plus your partners) embroidered into your dress or veil.

· Here’s an idea for those needing to give your partner a hint to surprise you on your wedding day – a new bracelet, necklace or pair of earrings would be a lovely surprise!

Something Borrowed

· Why not ask your family what perfume they wore on their big day and borrow that scent. (Remember to try it out beforehand though in case you get an unpleasant surprise!)

· If you are opting for a traditional wedding, ask if you could borrow your Mothers/Aunts/Grandmothers veil – they would be overjoyed just by you asking.

· All brides should have an ‘SOS’ kit for the day (filled with makeup, plasters, headache tablets etc.) but why not see if you can borrow one of your fashionista friends’ clutch bags? (You never know, they may forget that you borrowed it!)


Something Blue

· This can be as subtle as your manicure or pedicure nail varnish.

· You could even have blue shoes if you want a ‘pop’ of blue hiding under your dress!

· If your looking for touching ways of remembering a loved one, you could ask a seamstress to sew a square of blue fabric (from their favourite shirt or top) inside your dress to know that they are with you throughout the day.


And don’t forget the Silver Sixpence in your shoe, (although this does sound painful!)

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