When you are planning for your bridal accessories, you do not want to forget about something blue, old, borrowed and new. Although this is a tradition that has been in existence for centuries, many brides today forget about the tradition. Even if you have a themed wedding or a casual wedding, you still want to have these three things in your procession. For something old, many brides have something that is handed down from family member to family member such as family heirloom or just something that has sentimental value. Some brides will where something from there mothers or grandmothers.
Something old might be the wedding dress, handkerchief, necklace or other jewelry or something else. Bridal accessories also include something new. For something new, you have your wedding dress, your shoes, your headpiece or anything else you may have brought. This is actually the easiest bridal accessories since you need these things anyways. For something blue, you might choose a garter. If blue does not match your wedding color scheme, the garter is always a great way to have something blue. If you color scheme includes the color blue, then you will already have your color.
Something borrowed for your wedding can be open to anything as long as it matches with your color scheme. You might borrow some jewelry like a necklace, bracelet, earrings or even a wedding veil from a family member. You might even borrow something such as a little trinket that you can attach to your bridal bouquet without taking away from the bouquet itself. Many brides also borrow a ring or a wedding band from their mothers to wear on the other hand as something borrowed. These old traditions are still strong when weddings take place more so than any other wedding tradition.
The meaning behind something old is that you are uniting in marriage and leaving behind the old. You are making a new life with the man you love and will share eternity. Something new is that your union will start a new life and new adventures. Something borrowed symbolizes someone or something that you respect or admire. Something blue then represents nothing. It was said that having something blue came because it rhymed with something new. The saying and tradition stills stands even though it has no symbolic meaning when you are getting married. As you can see, except for something blue, everything means or symbolizes something on you wedding day.
Other bridal accessories are also needed such as the jewelry, make up, wedding favors, cake knifes and invitations and thank you cards. You always want to have everything you need far ahead of time to make sure there are no last minute surprises. You are going to have enough to worry about and think about the week for the special day without worrying about if you have everything you need. The day of your wedding, you will have all your bridal accessories including something new, old, borrowed and blue to take with to the area where you will be getting ready.