Last week I shared my ideas for something blue. Today, I’m giving you a few ways to incorporate something old into your wedding day. This long-standing bridal tradition represents continuity or a link to the past. I hope these ideas will bring you a nice way to hand down family treasures and good luck in your new life together. There are so many adorable and touching tokens that can serve as your something old but these are a few of my favorites.
1. Getaway Vehicle
Take a cue from many couple’s book and rent or borrow a vintage vehicle to transport you from the ceremony to reception or as your getaway car at the end of the night.
I love when brides incorporate pieces of their mom’s wedding dress into their own or better yet, when they wear their mom’s dress! If you’re set on your own dress you can always take your mom’s wedding dress, modernize it, and wear it to your rehearsal dress.
“A first look logistically made sense, but we never considered doing one. Every time we imagined our wedding day, our thoughts would jump to the moment when we would lock eyes as I walked down the aisle towards him. Even though I cried my way down the aisle, we have no regrets! It was such a happy and surreal moment!” Even without a first look, @brianflint captured beautiful portraits of this sweet couple as well as their bridal party – see more at the link in our profile!
These are items you more than likely will need for your wedding day so why not save some money and easily incorporate a family member’s champagne flutes or cake knives into your day? Use the champagne flutes or cake knives your parent’s or grandparent’s used on their wedding day. Bonus tip: this could also act as your something borrowed.
Wear a special piece of jewelry that has been in your family for generations. Your grandmother’s wedding ring on your right hand, a great aunt’s string of pearls around your neck, or even have your new hubby carry your grandfather’s pocket watch.
Perfume is a great way to add something old to your day. You can wear an old perfume that you’ve had forever or the scent that you were wearing when you first met or on your first date. The familiar scent will surely pleasantly surprise your groom when he smells it on you!
An old veil passed down through generations, or simply the veil your mother wore, would be a great something old. Veils tend to be a classic style and won’t appear too dated. This is also a great way to save money on your wedding day.
Your something old doesn’t have to be something that was passed down to you from your relatives. You can use something of your own! Wear your favorite pair of heels-they count as something old!
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Scour cool vintages shops for a throwback clutch to hold all of your wedding day essentials.
Have a handkerchief made from your baptism or christening dress and use it to dry your happy tears throughout the day.
I’m a sucker when it comes to traditions so when it came to this age-old tradition I took it very seriously. I wanted to find ways to incorporate our families as much as I could on our day and that began with my bridal style.
I already told you last week that my something blue was a Toronto Blue Jay pin that I pinned underneath my dress to pay special tribute to my maternal grandfather. Wanting to honor my paternal grandmother and grandfather came with my something old. Growing up I was in love with the many skeleton keys that laid around their house and whenever I saw these curious and enchanting keys I thought of them so it made sense to take the one thing I had left from their old house and incorporate it into my bouquet. Wrapped in my mother’s lace from her wedding dress the beautiful skeleton key that once opened the doors at my grandparents’ home hung from my bouquet.
I was so honored to be able to have this little piece of history and memory of them with me throughout the most important day of my life. Skeleton keys are thought to help the owner make all their innermost and important dreams come true and I can tell you for certain my most important dream came true that day when I married my husband.
Photo Credit: Julie A Whitlock Photography
Are you carrying on the Something Old tradition? What will yours be? Share other ideas below and keep your eyes peeled for more new and borrowed ideas coming soon!
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