If you haven't noticed, over the past couple weeks, we have shared some inspiration for the old English wedding rhyme. We've covered Something Old and Something New, but what does Something Borrowed represent? It's been said that if a bride is to borrow an item from a woman in a long, happy marriage, she would be borrowing some of her happiness on her wedding day. Now I know we can't all borrow one of the Queen's tiara's like Kate Middleton, but here are some of our favorite, sentimental Something Borrowed items.
More than likely, you know a few ladies who have already had their big day. Chances are, their veils are just sitting in their closets or stored away somewhere collecting dust. Instead of buying your own, borrow a veil. Then pass it on to another friend or family member when its her turn
Any Accessory, Really.
This is another great opportunity for borrowing, since your female family members will be oh-so-excited to have you wear a special heirloom on your wedding day. Our Gia Tip: have a jeweler check out the pieces you plan on wearing to make sure all stones are secure and any clasps are in good working order.
A Book for Readings.
If you are incorporating a reading from a book into your ceremony, ask around to see if anyone special to you owns a copy of it. This could be a whimsical verse from a book like Dr. Seuss (everyone has him at home don’t they?) or it could be a Bible if you are having a religious ceremony.
Obsessed with your mother-in-law's baking skills? Borrow one of her cake recipes and share with your baker for your wedding cake. Plus you're guaranteed ultimate brownie points with this one (pun intended).
First Dance Song.
Why not borrow the first dance song your parents or grandparents used for their wedding? I'm sure they can even offer you some great dance tips.