Every bride knows the adage, and it’s one tradition it seems almost everyone tries to abide by, even in the most modern of weddings. These days, however, brides are more creative than ever before, which can sometimes mean throwing tradition to the wind!  In this four-part series, we’ll introduce you to some of the more creative ways we’ve seen brides incorporate each “something” to their wedding-day ensemble.

The third part of our series brings us to something borrowed.  Traditionally symbolizing “borrowed happiness”, something borrowed can be anything from your best friend’s veil to your grandmother’s antique pearl necklace.  Needing neither to be new or old, this and it’s sister “something blue” can be old, new or something in between! We love the idea of borrowing flowers from your grandmother’s garden, wearing your mother’s dress, veil or jewelry or our favorite idea: wearing something of dad’s, like his watch or tie.

something borrowed wedding tradition

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