Wedding Traditions: Something Old

Warm greetings to all our Lots of Love Readers! There's always going to be a long list of things to prepare for a wedding. But whether it is something simple or lavish, there are some things that have to be included in the list as required by tradition. They are "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a silver sixpence in her shoe."

Something Old represents the bride's past and her family. It symbolizes the connection between her old life and her future life in marriage. Something old can be an heirloom, a vintage item, a treasure or a sentimental piece from the bride's past. 

Here are 10 creative ideas to consider for your something old: 

You and your groom driving around in a top-down vintage bridal car

Carry an antique compact mirror on your purse. It always pays to have one on hand in case you want to check on your make-up. 

Photo Charms on the bridal bouquet. Pin framed pictures of your loved ones on your wedding bouquet. Even if they cannot attend your wedding, they're presence will surely be felt.

It's a great occasion to wear that heirloom jewelry that your mom handed down to you as part of the family jewels!

Mix the old with the new. Accentuate your wedding gown with something from your mom or grandmother's wedding gown! It would make them really proud!

Using your parent's wedding cake topper on your wedding cake will surely bring back lovely memories of their own wedding. 

Rummage through those silver your mom gave you and see if you can find the cake forks they used at their wedding. You can use it on your own wedding too!

Here's a really cool thing to do: Recreate your parent's wedding photo on your wedding day. 

You can smash a champagne glass from your relatives or parent's wedding or anniversary during the ceremony. Mazel Tov!

And lastly, you can showcase your parents and grandparents' wedding photos at the reception. 

"If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee."
~Anne Bradstreet~

Lots of love,

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