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Clever Ways on How to Choose “Something Old” for your Wedding

Clever Ways on How to Choose "Something Old" for your Wedding

I‘m guessing that you must be busy as a bee preparing for your wedding. Have you already decided the best items to pick for your “something old”, “something new”, “something borrowed” and “something blue”? Yes, I know this task might be quite confusing for you and most of your guests will be curious and excited to discover what you’ve chosen for your “something old” item.

But don’t stress yourself too much since these are tokens and good luck charms that you will carry on your wedding day. Luckily I’ve found a very helpful infographic from Simply Bridal to help you decide what to choose for your “something old” item. Let’s find out!

Clever Ways on How to Choose “Something Old” for your Wedding

Wedding traditions are timeless and well-observed in most wedding events. This wedding tradition which indicates that for good luck, a bride should wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” comes from an English rhyme, from an 1898 compilation of English folklore.

Something old” represents continuity. Though I’m not a superstitious, I made sure to include this tradition in my wedding. This is something that made my wedding more memorable and valuable. I’m sure this will also make your wedding more exciting.

Have fun coming up with these things and involve your loved ones for their ideas and suggestions. Better yet, take the time to read this for you to be able to choose the best item for the continuity of your new journey with your one true love!

 

Something Old Tips and Tricks | Clever Ways on How to Choose "Something Old" for your Wedding

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“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. Part tradition and part good luck charm, “something old” represents continuity. Here are the clever ways on how you can incorporate something old into your big day.

 

Classic Car

If you spent your childhood afternoons watching Dad under the hood of a hotrod, consider those old wheels as your something old.

How to do it: A classic car is great for vintage photos and for a romantic getaway!

 

Something Lucky

Something Lucky | Clever Ways on How to Choose "Something Old" for your Wedding

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Don a lucky pair of underwear or something vintage-inspired.

How to do it: Your undergarment secret will put a smile on his face but for the sake of modesty and comfort, you might want to wait until after the wedding to don it.

 

Momma’s Dress

Momma's Dress | Clever Ways on How to Choose "Something Old" for your Wedding

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Most mothers would be honored to have their little girl wear the same gown. But maybe mom’s gown is not your style or simply doesn’t fit.

How to do it: If she is willing, use a swatch of her gown to hold together your bouquet or craft her lace into part of your veil.

 

Photo Charm

Photo Charm | Clever Ways on How to Choose "Something Old" for your Wedding

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Honor a family member who has passed away or who can’t attend.

How to do it: Take a vintage photo and make a small charm by placing it into a locket and wrapping it around the stem of your bouquet.

 

Jewelry

Grandmothers and mothers love to share jewels and see an old favorite as part of your wedding outfit.

How to do it: If they don’t compliment your dress or if that real-estate is saved for your “something new”, incorporate the gems into your bouquet. Or, your mother’s pearls can be re-purposed as hair accessories.

 

Perfume

Perfume | Clever Ways on How to Choose "Something Old" for your Wedding

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Smell is the strongest sense tied to memory. If you’ve been devoted to one perfume for years, that can be your something old.

How to do it: Wear your classic perfume and remind your groom of the feelings he had the first day you met.

 

From Family

From Family | Clever Ways on How to Choose "Something Old" for your Wedding

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Pay tribute to your parents or grandparents’ lasting love by reusing some goodies they saved.

How to do it: If your dad kept his monogrammed handkerchief from his wedding day, wipe away your happy tears with this hand-me-down. Or, decorate your reception cake with the same cake toppers they used decades ago.

 

Baby Photos

Baby Photos | Clever Ways on How to Choose "Something Old" for your Wedding

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Take a stroll down memory lane by incorporating baby photos into the decor.

How to do it: While the slideshow is now a tradition, you can mix it up by using photos as table numbers or on the invite.

 

Though wedding tradition is not required, it is a great way to personalize your wedding. This will make your wedding more unforgettable and meaningful. Whatever your pick is, just make sure you will carry something old that has a great importance to you as you begin a new chapter in your life. Best of luck on your wedding day!

 

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Momma Mary

Hi there, I'm your Editor of Wedding Checklists. I'm a big fan of weddings and a self-proclaimed fairy godmother of Illinois. I love to lend a hand in organizing my friends' and relatives' wedding to help them have the fairy tale wedding they deserve. You can say that I am already a master in the art of wedding preparation. When not waving my magical wedding wand all over the place, I and my husband, with our two lovable twin daughters, spend our time binge-watching and re-watching Disney movies.

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