"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue."
This well-known phrase is part of an age-old tradition meant to bring luck to the bride in her marriage. According to The Knot, "something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity."
We love the sweetness and simplicity of this tradition, and we want to share some of our favorite ideas with you.
It's easy to incorporate tradition into your wedding day, even if you're having a chic, modern wedding. Just think about the details like your grandmother's pearls, a bit of lace from your mother's gown, heirloom earrings, an antique ring … the options are endless! Here's one way that you can truly make that "something old" your very own:
A piece of vintage lace is an ideal item for your "something old." It's beautiful, delicate and easy to come by - stop in at your local antique dealer and you're bound to find a piece you like. It's also extremely versatile. You can sew it into the lining of your dress, ask your florist to incorporate it into your bouquet and turn it into a headpiece (above - fantastic tutorial at heartbeatsphotoblog.com) or a pair of earrings (cutoutandkeep.net).