Something Old, New, Borrowed, & Blue
This wedding tradition is popular with most brides, as you know. Usually, each item symbolizes luck and wearing these items on your wedding day have been known to give you a happy, everlasting marriage.
"Something old" symbolizes continuity
"Something new" symbolizes optimism for the brides future endeavors
"Something borrowed" is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over.
Something blue symbolizes purity
Usually, as the bride your presented with these items from close friends and family the day of your wedding. Most of the time, these items dont match the jewelry that is already at hand. A good idea would be to ask for these items ahead of time so when purchasing your wedding jewelry they will match. For example if your receiving chandelier earrings from your mom, it is best to not buy a necklace. Or if you were borrowing your grandmothers pearl earrings, buying a pearl bracelet would go perfectly. Doing this ahead of time will save you from worrying about whether to hide certain jewelry or not.
Many brides seem to hide something blue and wear it as an undergarment or garter. However, dont worry about that something blue throwing off your color scheme, because its trendy to have that one color that pops. You dont want it do be too distracting were it takes away from everything else, but you can wear that one statement piece without overpowering your whole look.
Regardless of what type of jewelry you receive from your love ones, making sure your jewelry coordinates and complete your look for your big day is key. Knowing what jewelry will be presented ahead of time will save you the hassle and helps so you dont have to hide your lucky charms.
Posted by Cortney S.