As we discussed before in our Something Blue post, the old bridal rhyme “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue” details the items a bride should have on her wedding day to ensure good fortune throughout her marriage. Originating from an Old English rhyme, each item represents something different: Something old represents continuity, something new represents the hopeful future of the new couple, something borrowed represents borrowing happiness from a married couple, and blue is used to represent fidelity, purity and undying love.

It can be a lot of fun to find the perfect “Something Old” because you can enlist the help of your family and receive a beautiful, treasured item that will make your wedding day even more enchanting and memorable!

Here are a few of our favorite ideas to add “Something Old” to your big day:


Family Heirloom

A piece of jewelry that has been passed down in your family can make a great “Something Old” for your wedding day! Not only do they have a ton of sentiment and meaning, they can also be used in a ton of unique ways, like a string of pearls being sewn into the hem of a dress!

Michael Flco/Christian Oth St

Vintage Veil

We love all things vintage- including veils! Not only to vintage veils undoubtedly have their own story to tell, they will also add a super classic, romantic vibe to any wedding day look! If you really want to channel the past, we recommend giving a juliet cap a try, or even a dreamy mantilla!

Vintage Arrival/Getaway Car

Whether you’re coming or going, you’ll be iconic in a vintage car! Vintage cars always have a distinct air of luxury to them, plus they make for great photo opportunities as well!

Anna Urban Wedding Photography

Sentimental Bouquet Accessories

Dress up your bouquet by adding meaningful objects from your family- A locket or photo can ensure your loved ones who may have passed away can share in the magic of the moment, while heirloom jewelry or a handkerchief passed down from a mother or father add sweet little details that will make your bouquet much more special.

Your Favorite Shoes

Old doesn’t have to mean vintage! If you have a favorite pair of heels or shoes that have brought you many places in your life, it might be a good idea to wear them for your wedding too! Not only do those shoes carry a lot of (hopefully!) good memories, they are also already broken in, so you don’t have to worry about sore feet!

Paige Jones Photography

Meaningful Venue

While it may seem like a stretch to use a venue as your “Something Old,” sometimes the venue is so special, it definitely counts! This couple married on a family farm that had been in one of their families for generations. The farm also served as the venue for other weddings in their family, so it only seemed natural that they should follow tradition! If your family has a meaningful location, you should definitely consider it as a venue option!

Katie Dessin Photography

Are you still looking for your perfect something new AND the perfect dress for your big day? Browse our extensive collections of designer wedding dresses on the Studio I Do website, then book an appointment and visit us at one of our in-store locations in Roanoke or Virginia Beach, Virginia! We would love to help you bring your dream wedding to life!

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