"Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue." Welcome to our series on making this ever-popular tradition work for your modern wedding. We've covered something old and something new. Today's post:
Photos, clockwise from top left, by Art Pinney Photography, Joe and Patience and Geri DeZarn Photography.
Something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness, so many brides choose to borrow something from a happily married couple, though it is also a wonderful way to honor a family member or best friend. Here are a few items that we think would be great to borrow:
To give this tradition the most meaning possible, when you ask someone to borrow an item, tell them why you want something of theirs – if you admire their marriage or you want part of them close to you on your special day, make sure they know it. Be sure to write them a thank you note and return their item to them promptly. You're not going to be thinking about this on your wedding day, so assign a bridesmaid or friend to make sure it gets back to its owner.