Something Old


When it come time for your special day, will you be planning to follow the old tradition of “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue”? If so, I hope you follow my next few posts as I discuss some options or ideas to help you decide what yours will be.

Many women believe that all of your items should come from other women. But I believe it should be something meaningful, no matter who it is from.

Here are a few suggestions for your Something Old:

  • If you are going traditional, think about using your moms dress. This could fulfill the something old and the something borrowed – unless she passes it down to you for future generations.
  • An old handkerchief from your father – maybe the one he used on his wedding day.
  • An old piece of jewelry – from a relative or maybe the first piece given to you by the groom.


  • An old photo of your parents, grandparents or any deceased family or friends that could not be at your special day. There are websites and shops on Etsy, such asĀ 
    that make these photos (or a copy of the photo!) into tiny bouquet charms as shown above from Haley’s shop!
  • Do you have old plastic jewelry or something tiny you loved as a child? Think about using it as a hair pin (it can be hidden if you wish!) or tuck it into your dress.
  • An old photo of you and your groom could be transferred onto fabric and carried with you.
  • An old love letter from your groom or one your mother kept from your dad.


  • Use a vintage handkerchief to wrap your bouquet in! Learn how at Bumblebee Linens. If you don’t have one, ask your mom if she saved any napkins from her wedding day. I know my mother had their names and date engraved on their paper napkins. Just be sure to cover it in a clear silk or something similar if your hands are prone to sweat when you are nervous or the paper will probably stick to your hands!

    Do you have any idea to use as a Something Old? Share with us!



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