Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue—this timeless saying promises good fortune for the bride who carries each of these items on her wedding day. For years brides have adhered to this tradition in order to attain ultimate happiness—and who could blame them? Just four small trinkets can make your wedding day more meaningful, and even if you’re a less traditional bride you will still have fun incorporating these items into your look.
For those who have covered the “something old,” “something new” and “something blue,” the “something borrowed” is simple to fulfill. The most important thing to consider when choosing your “something borrowed” is the meaning behind it. The person who you borrow from should typically already be happily married—the belief is that they are allowing you to “borrow” their marital success by lending you a treasured item. From a borrowed venue (a friend or relative’s backyard) to a family heirloom (your grandmother’s charm bracelet or your grandfather’s handkerchief), there are plenty of ways to incorporate the perfect “something borrowed” into your wedding celebration. We have searched high and low to provide inspiring ideas for the perfect “something borrowed” to make your wedding day even more special.