There are many wedding traditions, but the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” has become the most popular and recognized tradition across the U.S. Typically, a bride’s family member gifts an item representing each part of the tradition, but the bride can do it for herself, too.
We’re breaking down each part of the tradition in blog posts. Did you miss part 1? Learn about “something old,” in our last blog post. Today, we’re talking about “something borrowed.”
Something borrowed is a symbol of the friends and family who are close to the bride and are willing to help in her new life with her husband. It also symbolizes borrowed happiness. You can borrow anything you’d like, but this item is usually something meaningful from a female family member or friend! This is most commonly a piece of jewelry from the bride’s grandmother or mother. But we’ve heard of people borrowing veils, clutches, shawls, wraps and even garters!
What item did you use to represent something borrowed in your wedding?