We are back to our little series called, “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”. Today is Something Borrowed, which I am very excited about. This good luck token is generally borrowed from a friend or family member who has a good marriage. The idea is that their good luck will pass on to you. So I say to you all, choose wisely! 😉 Now we move on to where I tell you some fun, creative ideas and you get all excited because you thought of something perfect for your wedding. Here goes!
(By the way: Most of the past ideas have been mostly for the bride, but this week we are also including the groom!)
-Have the groom wear a pocket watch from a father or grandfather
- Bride could carry also or instead as well
- Perfect idea for the groom, they are small, but such a perfect detail and if they don’t match exactly it isn’t the end of the world.
- There are so many options with flowers, but the idea here is, borrow from a friend or family’s garden. They can be used in the bridal bouquet or even at the wedding ceremony/reception.
- It will mean so much to your friends or family to see their beautiful flowers displayed at your wedding and also it is more sentimental for you and your soon-to-be.
-Groom again: Handkerchief
- Groom can borrow a handkerchief from their father, your father, grandfather, even a friend or an uncle.
- You’re probably thinking, how do I borrow music? Well let’s think outside the box for a quick second, what song did your parents dance to? Now you’re on to something. Yes, you can play your parents wedding songs at your wedding reception! It will bring up fond memories for your parents and make it even more special for you two.
- If someone you know has a beautiful backyard and you are not opposed to getting married outside of a church, ask to borrow their land for the day! I am sure they would be more than happy and flattered that you think it is worthy for your special day.
- Also you could use the same location as a family or friend. My cousin was recently married and had her wedding reception at the same venue as my parents.
-Use someone else’s silver knife to cut the cake
- Seriously, jewelery fits in every category. If you have a happily married friend or family member, ask to borrow their cute bracelet or whatever. If they say no thanks, move on. Chances are, someone will say yes unless you are notorious for losing things like me! 😉
-I’m sure you can guess what’s next: CLOTHES!
- We all have that one friend who has cute everything and we all secretly hate her. Well this is your chance to borrow that one thing you’ve had your eye on, forever. So let’s just hope her marriage is as good as her fashion sense 😉
I hope that you got at least one idea for your special day! I know I am personally all about stealing a friend’s shoes and using a song my parents used, but that may not be for everyone! 🙂 Please, please share your ideas! We would really enjoy hearing about them. 🙂 Good luck finding your “Something Borrowed”. Just remember choose wisely when you decide which friend or family member you are borrowing from! 😉