Adding something old to your wedding

March 20th, 2014

Connect to the past with a wedding item that represents something old. Something Old represents the link between you and your family.  The tradition leans toward the mother or grandmother, but the father or grandfather works too.  Even if none of your family members isn't around to see you in your dress, you can remind yourself of them.  There are plenty of options you can use.  The key to find something old is being creative.  Here are some ideas below.

  • Photos of parents or grandparents on wedding day
  • Vintage jewelry
  • Borrowed wedding dress or shoes
  • Antique veil, dress or flower crown
  • Pieces of their wedding dress
  • Heirloom items passed down from family to family
  • Family recipe
  • Handkerchief
  • Handheld mirror
  • Lipstick holder
  • Hair comb
  • Vintage barrette or compact
  • Flower crown
  • Favorite perfume you're loyal to
  • Vintage underwear

Using the chosen "old" item isn't limited to holding it in your hand.  You can; if you prefer your hands free during the wedding attach something old to your veil, bouquet, jewelry, hair or dress. Make sure it blends in well with the trend you're going for; your wedding shouldn't be filled with eyesores.  It's all about creating a peaceful, elegant celebration.  Create a bracelet or necklace to wear, create a charm or locket to attach or tie something old around your ankle with a ribbon.  Finding something old for the wedding doesn't have to be visible to everyone in attendance.  The goal is for it to be there with you on your wedding day.

Something old, in a sense, is also about leaving your old life behind and starting a new one with the one you love.  You will never forget what your family did for you, hence why something old should connect to family.  Something old can also double up as something borrowed or something blue if you don't have much to work with.