Bride to Beauty, Wedding Planning

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue ideas

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well and are having the best time ever planning your weddings. As the saying goes, a bride should have “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a sixpence in her shoe” with her on her wedding day. This is a well known tradition but what does it mean and what can you have as your old, new etc.? Today’s blog will explain this and give you some great ideas for what to have with you on your day.

Old – represents the life the bride is leaving behind

Parents’/ grandparents’ wedding photographs

It is so lovely to have images of your parents’ and grandparents’ wedding on display at your wedding so you can remember the love that got you guys to where you are today.

Family Jewellery

It may be that you have been gifted a piece of family jewellery or you may even wear a family heirloom as your engagement ring. Diamond earrings or a pearl necklace, something with sentimental value is always beautiful.

Vintage Car

There is just something so lovely about a vintage car! Choose a beauty for taking you to your venue and you can have some wonderful pictures with it.

New – represents a new life as a married couple

Your Dress

your beautiful new wedding dress is the perfect something new for your big day.

Wedding ring

If you have bought a new wedding ring for your big day then this is the perfect something new.

Your new name

If you plan to take your partner’s name then you will have a new name and that’s a great something new!

New Perfume

Treat yourself to a luxury new perfume for your wedding day. After your wedding wear it on your dates, as a special treat and when you need a pick me up. The smell will always take you back to your wedding day.

Borrowed – for luck from a happily married bride


You can borrow your veil from your mum, the groom’s mum, a grandparent or a friend. It means you don’t have to buy one (hello money saving tip!) and also it’s sentimental.


Why not borrow the necklace or bracelet your mum wore on her wedding day or your friend’s lucky ring!

A Quote

Do you love a certain reading or quote? Why not borrow them and add them into your vows or have a guest do a reading during the ceremony.

Blue – a sign of fidelity


Garters are traditional and can be so lovely with a trim of blue lace or a blue ribbon running through them.


Why not go for something a little different with blue bridal underwear. Go non-traditional underneath your dress and go for a full blue set or even some blue ribbons on your bra.

Bridesmaids dresses

If blue is a colour you love then why not your bridesmaids in blue. You can have bright blue, navy, teal, sky blue or whatever takes your fancy.

A sixpence in her shoe

As the tradition goes the sixpence in her shoe was from the father of the groom to wish the couple a long and happy life together.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog, I had so much fun writing it. Do you already have your old, new, borrowed and blue or are you still looking? I would love to know what you thought of my ideas, and let me know if you have any other suggestions in the comments.

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