“Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”. This old British adage about what to wear on weddings has been influencing brides as they planned their weddings for centuries. Did you know that these "four somethings" were traditionally given to the bride by her family in order to secure her fertility?
"Something blue" and "something old" were originally for warding off the "Evil Eye" that would make a bride barren. Meanwhile, the "something borrowed" was usually from a woman who already had children. Thus, the thing that was borrowed would confer fertility to the new bride.
This week, though, our focus is on “something new”. This was traditionally an item that would have been part of the bride’s dowry and was symbolic of the new life she was starting with her husband. Often times in trying to stick to this old saying we limit ourselves to traditional interpretations of the “somethings”.
Instead, why not really try something new by modernizing your wedding planning, ceremony, and reception by using the latest technology? These ideas will not only save you time, money, and energy, but also allow you and your guests to experience weddings in a whole new way. Have a dear loved one who can’t make it to the ceremony?
Live broadcast it. After all, what we now know to be “traditions” were all new at some point! Take a minute to look through these suggestions on ways that you can implement the latest and greatest of wedding technology. Keep in mind that you, yourself, don’t have to be a tech-wiz to benefit from many of these.
Whether it is your fiancé, a friend, or you hire somebody, many people can help you take advantage of these options.