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Something Old

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

We are all familiar with the old adage “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. For some people these traditions may come easy but for others they may be the start of traditions to come and the thought and consideration that goes into selecting the perfect item amounts to a lot of pressure.

“Something old” can range from your great-grandmother’s broach to a pair of earrings you’ve owned for just a few years – the most important thing to consider is that your “something old” makes you feel fab on your wedding day.

Some ideas we love include:

* Share an old family recipe during dessert. Did your fiance’s mother make the best cherry cheesecake this side of the Mississippi? Have the dessert for all to taste and share the recipe on sweet cards for your guests to take home.

* Wrap your bouquet with an old handkerchief that belonged to a grandparent or attach a broach or pin in the stems.

* Wear a locket containing family photos around your neck, a family vintage veil, or an heirloom dress.

Did you hear about Allison Rinaldi who wore a 127 year old wedding dress? Allison is one of five women in her family to wear the gorgeous gown, first debuted down the aisle by her great-grandmother in 1884! Now that is “something old”!

What I am I using as my “something old”? Parts of my mom’s wedding dress, which was also worn by her mother. Her gorgeous duchess satin gown is on the tiny side of tiny so no one in the family will be wearing it. Instead we’re saying adieu and slicing it into wedding DIY heaven. It will yield a homemade ring bearer pillow for my nephew and Matt’s godson to carry down the aisle as well as serve as the ribbon wrap to my bouquet and a monogrammed patch inside my dress. To share the love mom is also making tooth fairy pillows for all of the munchkins in the family. I couldn’t think of a more personal way to share my “something old” and I will absolutely be saving every bit of it for my daughter to use one day. Starting traditions makes me one happy gal.

Now that we’ve been sentimental and hopefully caused a few tears (I know I’m dabbing my eyes!), let us know, what’s your “something old”?!


Photos courtesy of Chicken Little via Wedding Bee, Evrim Icoz Photography, and


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