“Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” Continuing our progression through this old British saying, this time we focus on “something borrowed”. Did you know that originally, a woman who was already married with children would lend an item to the bride.
Traditionally, they believed that this item would bring the bride good luck for her own marriage and children. Nowadays though, “something borrowed” may seem to have less meaning. However, borrowing something from a close friend or loved one, regardless of their marital status, can be a wonderful way of keeping them close to your heart on your big day.
Although there are many options of things to borrow, here are a few of our top favorites. Some of these you may have seen before. For example, borrowing a mother or grandmothers dress, with or without a re-vamped look is a classic way of incorporating “something borrowed”. Some you may not have considered before, though. We always tend to think of borrowing items from our closest female friends and family, but why not men?
Borrowing things from the closest males in your life, whether fathers, uncles, brothers, or friends, can be a wonderful way to incorporate something borrowed. Remember your uncle’s favorite convertible? Now is your best bet for that free ride.
The key factor to all of this is that you MUST remember to return the item either right after the wedding or the next day. You can return it in person, or have a family member or bridesmaid do it, but it must get done!