Stumped on Something Borrowed?

The third item that the old English rhyme recommends every bride wear on her wedding day is ‘something borrowed’. This gives you a great opportunity to reach out to a cherished friend or family member to ask them to contribute to your special day!

It has also been said that if you borrow an item from someone who is happily married, their luck will transfer to you and your marriage! So what are you waiting for? Here are some of our favourite ideas. Feel free to borrow them, we don’t mind!

Many brides will reach out to their mother or grandmother to see if they have an item that they would like to share. This could be a piece of jewellery, such as a necklace, bracelet or earrings. You could also ask to borrow the veil or garter that they wore on their wedding day! Alternately, a nice gesture might be to ask your future mother in law if you could borrow something of hers! What better way to show her how excited you are to become part of her family?

If you’re having difficulty because you have already planned your wedding attire down to the very last detail (you’re a bride, this isn’t surprising), you could try a bit of a different approach! Perfume is a great idea and could be borrowed from any one of the important ladies in your life! This could also be a nice way to include your sister or maid of honour in the tradition.

Another option is to ‘borrow’ a special cocktail recipe from a friend or family member and serve the drink at your reception. Call it ‘Something Borrowed’! Confession – we borrowed this idea from Pinterest!

Next we will be giving you our thoughts on the final part of the rhyme – ‘something blue’! From bold and extravagant, to subtle and delicate, we’ve got you covered! Stay tuned!