Today is wedding blog Saturday.
I have decided to post a wedding blog with a different topic every Saturday. The weekend is for things we love. And we all know brides love (preparing for) their wedding!
Today I’ve chosen the 4-somethings a bride needs to find before the big day.
As a wedding planner I know how important it is so get organised in time. 6 months may seem like a long time, but in ‘wedding-time’ it is a blink of an eye. For all of those who still need a bit of research and inspiration, keep reading.
Let’s start with
Having something old lets the bride connect to her family and her past. Moving forward and creating her own family is an exciting step. Yet it is important to remember where she came from. It’s a symbol of continuity.
A wedding is the next phase of a bride’s life with her husband. Everything is new and exciting. Anything that is literally new is suitable. Typically the wedding dress is the bride’s chosen ‘something new’.
Having someone you can always count on represents the something borrowed. It’s a symbol of a bride’s strong ties to her family and friends. She knows that they will always be there when she needs them. Additionally, it can represent that you borrow someone else’s luck and happiness for your wedding day. So only borrow from happy people! 😉
The ‘something blue’ tradition has been around for centuries. In ancient Rome brides wore blue to symbolise love, and fidelity. Religious views see it as the purety of Virgin Mary. Modern brides portray the something blue with small accessories like shoes, or a hair pin. Sometimes it’s even seen in the wedding gown.
Below are great examples of what to choose for your 4-somethings.:
Something old in the form of a photograph of loved ones, vintage jewellery such as a hair comb or a handkerchief. You can also combine your something old with your something borrowed 😉
Something new. The wedding dress of course! Other things could be shoes or a veil.
Something borrowed. You can pretty much borrow anything, even your dress. But it’s usually an old piece of jewellery, an old pin for your bouquet or an accessory for your dress. But if you’d like to be creative, borrow someone’s nail polish.
Something blue. My personal favourite, as you can be as creative as you like. You can combine other previously mentioned things, such as your something old.
Don’t worry this gallery has not finished. I found a website that shows so many great ideas, so I thought I just post the pinterest link!
I hope you enjoyed this blog and got some valuable information out of it. If you’d like to read about a specific topic, let me know.
‘Til then, be kind to one another.
Image Sources: Pinterest.