Old, new, something borrowed, something blue
Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’? Well it actually finishes ‘with a sixpence in her shoe’. Although seeing as my shoes are open backed, I don’t think I will be trying that! Want to find out what I will be using for each of these for my wedding?
If you have never heard of this before, it’s an old rhyme that details what a bride should wear at her wedding for good luck. The rhyme is ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue – with a sixpence in her shoe’. Of course the sixpence would be pretty uncomfortable for anyone, and so that one is usually avoided.
Although it’s traditional, I’m not really a very traditional person. So I really didn’t know if I would bother giving myself a little bit of extra luck. But then I thought that there was something quite nice about it all. I don’t want anything that stands out like a sore thumb. But seeing as that’s not really my style, I thought I could definitely achieve it all in a really subtle way.
I fell at the first hurdle, I have no idea what to use as my something old...
So after deciding that I really wanted to have something for everything on my wedding day, I fell at the first hurdle. Something old…
And to be completely honest with you, I still have absolutely no idea what I might use for it. I’m not really an antiques collector, and I would be the first to admit that I much prefer sparkly NEW jewellery. Old (in everything) just isn’t really for me. So I’ve really struggled to think of anything that I might be able to use.
This is where you come in. I’d love to know what you think I should have as my something old. You can comment below, or send me a direct message on Instagram – @houseofthreelondon
That’s not where this blog post ends though. I have found something for the remaining three, starting with the next in the list.
My Something New
As I just mentioned, I really love sparkly new jewellery. And so it really wasn’t difficult to choose what I might like to have for my something new. I quite liked the idea of everything being on show. So although I bought new shoes too, I decided that my ‘something new’ would actually by my earrings.
I’d had my eye on these earrings for months before I bought them. As I knew that I had plenty of time, I thought I would just hold out for a sale. But one night I woke up worried that they were out of stock and not coming back. So as soon as I woke up properly that next morning, I purchased them.
When they arrived I knew I’d made the right decision. I absolutely love them, and can’t wait to wear them on my big day. I chose to go for the Suriya Ear Jackets from Carat London.
Seeing as our wedding colour scheme is grey, with hints of blue, thinking of my something blue was pretty easy.
Then on course onto the next two – something borrowed, something blue. The second of these two slightly easier to decide upon seeing as our wedding colour scheme is grey, with hints of blue!
My Something borrowed, something blue
When it came to something borrowed, something blue I was a little stuck again. What did I want to borrow? I had no idea. Until I posted an image to Instagram last week. It was actually nothing to do with the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. But instead actually to do with whether or not I should wear a necklace on my big day.
Lots of people commented with gorgeous stories of what they did or are going to do on their own wedding day. Annee told me that she had worn her Aunt’s amazing diamond necklace and earrings as her something borrowed. Jo told me that she was wearing one of her late Granny’s rings on a chain around her neck.
It got me thinking that perhaps I could wear a necklace from one of my family members. Although I didn’t take it any further, until my own mum commented saying that she had a really dedicate diamond necklace that I could wear. I don’t know why I didn’t think about it, because she wears it almost every day.
So that’s exactly what I’m doing – I’m wearing her necklace. And I’m so excited to have a huge part of my mum around my neck on my big day.
Of course my something blue was pretty easy, as our colour scheme is grey with hints of blue. Although our wedding flowers are just going to be made up of whites and foliage. They do need to be tied together with something. And fortunately for me, I’d already found the exact ribbon that I was going to use. Which just so happens to be blue!
I love silk ribbon tied around bridal bouquets and so it just seemed the like perfect ‘something blue’ for me. If you’ve been looking for wedding ribbon suppliers but hadn’t come across what you are looking for, I’ve actually written a blog post on my favourites that you can read here.
I can't wait to wear a part of my mum around my neck as I walk down the aisle.
So that’s my something new, something borrowed, something blue sorted. Now just to think of an idea or two for my something old. Please let me know what you think I should have/wear for it on my big day.
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