By Miss MonMon
We all know the saying “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. Each section represents something different when it comes to preparing for married life but they can be a little bit of a challenge to implement them all into your wedding. I’ve often been asked for ideas when it comes to the “something old” so I thought today I will share them with you.
-Vintage Jewellery is one of the easiest things you can do to add “something old” to your wedding. There truly are some beautiful vintage jewellery pieces out there from earrings, necklaces and brooches.
-If you find a pair of clip on earrings you like but are not sure about them, you can also wear them as shoe clips.
-Brooches can be added to bouquets, into the hair for a stunning hair piece or on the garter belt .
-A vintage locket is also a beautiful way of including someone who may not be able to attend your wedding. By placing a photo inside of someone you wish to be there, you can carry them on you, or pin them to the bouquet.
-Vintage clothing; If you are lucky enough to find a vintage veil or gloves, and if it’s your style, a vintage wedding dress will definitely suffice for the “something old”. It might be worth asking family members if they have anything old from a few generations back and seeing if you can borrow an heirloom.
-A vintage pouch bag is also a great idea; you can use it to carry some touch up powder, your phone, a mirror and bobby pins. It can also help carry the bridesmaids things.
If you are lucky to find a piece of vintage lace you can turn it into a garter or even sew it to the bottom of your skirt or petticoat.
-A vintage ring box can be the perfect little addition to a wedding. It’s generally really subtle and can also be fairly cheap if you are on a tight budget.
-A vintage cake topper might also be a cute idea. Remember you don’t have to find an actual cake topper, something a cute figure of a couple or even salt and pepper shakers can help you have a cute, vintage touch to your wedding.
If you are after something sentimental, I had a friend carry an old love letter written between her grandparents which she kept in her pocket for her wedding. I think a vintage love poem will also suffice and you can also read it out during the wedding.
I hope these ideas help you find some inspiration. There are no rules when it comes to weddings so do whatever you feel is best for you on your big day.