What Will Your Something Borrowed Be?

Besides tips and ideas from us of course!  What is going to be your something borrowed?  You know the saying “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in your shoe….”  It stands to reason that you could combine a few of these into one item.

I remember for my own wedding, I borrowed my mother’s garter which was actually old and blue as well.

This fun tradition actually came from England and the something borrowed was supposed to come from a happily married person whose good fortune is meant to be passed along to the bride.  So when you are thinking of that item you may want to borrow, you will want to consider who you are borrowing from!

Assuming that you get nostalgic over these old traditions, have you thought about that special item you want to borrow?

If you are stumped for ideas, I have a few to get you thinking.  After all, the something borrowed can be the most difficult to come up with and can quite often be doubled as something old.

  • Borrow the wedding date of either of your parents or other close relative.  Sometimes it can be hard to come up with a meaningful wedding date anyway.  If you are lucky enough to have the date of someone you are close to fall on a weekend, this could work for you.
  • Borrow a special wedding song from either of your parents wedding.  Whether it be a first dance song, the processional or bridal march, or a special solo, borrowed music can be especially meaningful and nostalgic.
  • Wear your mother’s wedding garter.  And, if she borrowed her mother’s, borrow your grandmother’s to continue the legacy!
  • Wear your mother’s wedding dress.  Dresses can be tailored for a more custom fit or style or maybe even just a section of the dress can be used in a bouquet or headpiece.  You could also wear a borrowed headpiece or veil.
  • Borrow a cake knife used at a close relatives or friends wedding.
  • Wear jewelry borrowed from a friend or relative.  A string of pearls is a great choice.
  • A special pen used to sign the guest book at a friend or family member’s wedding.  I had an interesting pen at my own wedding that had a big white feather at the end and an ornate silver stand.  However, it was not packed well over the years and the feather is scary.  So…. no one would want to be borrowing that from me!  But, if you know of someone who handled such things with a little more care, it could be a fun idea.
Have you already decided on your something borrowed?  What did you come up with and who did you borrow from?  Share your ideas in the comments below.  We love to get more inspiration!





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