A twist on tradition
Modern brides put unique slant on ‘something old, something new’
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something — very unique. To make a wedding both fun and sophisticated, modern brides give the old wedding adage a playful twist.
If you’re planning your wedding, or helping someone special plan her own, here are some modern variations on the tradition.
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Something old represents the bride’s past. Personalize this tradition by incorporating a small memento from you and your fiancé’s past together. Did you keep something from one of your favorite dates? Maybe you still have the ticket stub from the first concert you attended together, or the wine cork from your first date.
Brides are tucking these small items into their bouquets to bring them good luck. At a special moment during the evening, you can reveal the keepsake to your husband and remember just how far you’ve come as a couple.
Scent creates powerful memories, and brides today are taking notice. For your wedding, find a new fragrance that perfectly fits your special moment. For years to come, the fragrance will remind you and your husband of your wedding day.
A wedding calls for a memorable scent, like twirl by kate spade new york, perfect for this joyous and festive occasion. A fresh floral bouquet mingles with pink watermelon and red currant, while luminous musks and a touch of French macaroon add that wink of surprise that will keep your husband-to-be enamored and your guests intrigued.
To inherit luck, tradition says that something borrowed should be from a person who has a happy marriage.
Thinking outside the box may mean that your something borrowed isn’t an actual item. Perhaps you want to honor your grandparents on your wedding and “borrow” parts of the vows they said so many years ago. Or maybe your best friend has a marriage philosophy you admire that you can print on the dessert napkins for all guests to enjoy. Feeling musical? Ask your parents what song played during their first dance and surprise them by borrowing it for your own.
Looking for something fun for your guests to take home as a thank-you token? Wrap up blue lollipops and or other blue candies in gift bags with a special note thanking them for being part of your special day.