Alas, we have reached the final of the four components to our “Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” series. A lot of brides have a difficult time coming up with a “Something Blue”, especially if they don’t necessarily want to wear that color on their wedding day. Have no fear, our photographers have come through with some great ideas for incorporating something blue into your wedding – from the obvious to the more creative.
The third of the five items or “Something Borrowed” represents borrowed happiness. The idea is that a bride uses a borrowed item from a long-time happily married couple, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family. It is also considered appropriate to borrow an item from someone (or a couple) who symbolize happiness.
It’s no secret that trying to come up with “Something New” for your wedding day is pretty easy. Most likely, everything from your bouquet to your shoes is going to have been purchased with the intention of wearing it for the first time on your wedding day. In any case, we thought we’d take a closer look into the background of this particular component of the “Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” wedding tradition.
When it comes to the first component in the “Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” wedding tradition, there is no shortage of personal items for a bride to choose from. The object represents continuity with the bride’s family and the past, and can be just about anything. Here are 8 creative ways to implement “Something Old” into your wedding:
The wedding tradition of having something old, new, borrowed and blue is one that is both fun and easy to implement. We think it’s great that every bride can incorporate this particular tradition as uniquely as she wants! To celebrate this fact and to give you all the inspiration you need, we thought we’d show you what some of our photographers’ brides have done in the past.
As our wedding traditions series winds down, we have one last share-worthy post. We began the series with our favorite first dance wedding photos and brought it all the way back to the ever-entertaining bouquet and garter toss. What more couldn’t we pass up the chance to highlight? Let’s just say that we thought we’d wrap up our wedding traditions series with something sweet. Check out what the SnapKnot community has to say about wedding cake cutting!
Although the history of the bouquet and garter toss are a bit scandalous, both are wedding traditions that have transitioned well into the modern wedding world. As far as timing goes, the bouquet and garter tosses generally take place near the end of the reception, either before the cake is cute or just before the couple makes their getaway. (Don’t miss the other post in our series, featuring our favorite first dance wedding photos!)
Of all of the different kinds of wedding traditions that exist within the wedding world, there is one that is almost universally adopted: the first dance. Some couples choose to sweep the floor with an upbeat boogie to a song that brings back great memories; others, a more sweet, sentimental tune. Whichever direction the bride and groom choose to take, watching couples have their first dance is a moment that no wedding guest will want to miss! Here are some of SnapKnot’s favorite first dance wedding photos:
Wedding traditions vary depending on many factors: religion, ethnicity, heck- personal preferences! But why do brides and grooms choose the wedding traditions that they do? Here are five wedding traditions that you may or may not have seen before…but might be a bit surprised about!