You have your something old and your something new. How about something borrowed? Today I’m sharing my ideas for this bridal tradition, which represents borrowed happiness. Hopefully a little of someone else’s luck will rub off on your on your big day!
1.) The most common something borrowed is jewelry. Burgh Bride Allison borrowed a friend’s family heirloom to wear when she was a bride. Bonus: This could also double as your something old!
2.) One bridal item that can be crazy expensive is a veil. And you usually only wear it for the ceremony! Save a few bucks and partake in this tradition from borrowing one from a friend or family member.
3.) You’ll need some place to stash your phone and lip gloss during the day. Ask a bridesmaid to loan you that pretty clutch in her closet that you’ve always coveted.
4.) Look cute while getting wedding ready! Sport the cute Bride shirt your sister wore on her wedding day during hair and makeup. (Shameless Plug: Or buy your own from the Burgh Brides shop!)
5.) Bridal shoes can be a pricey purchase! I love a cute pair of heels but really, no one sees them. Instead of dropping a few hundred on your own, borrow the designer pair your MOH splurged on!
6.) If you’re opting for a religious ceremony, ask a close friend or family member to loan you their Bible for the readings.
7.) Find the wedding guest who will be married the longest by your wedding day and ask to borrow their cake knives for when you and your husband slice into your very own.
8.) Tables numbers are one of those things that can easily be reused from another wedding. Plus, it’s one less thing you have to worry about!
9.) If you think you’ll be shedding some happy tears, ask to borrow one of your dad’s handkerchiefs. He’ll be so touched that you want to carry a special piece of him with you throughout the day.
10.) Speaking of dad (and mom), if you and your fiance don’t really have “a song” or you’re having trouble thinking of a meaningful one to dance to, borrow the song your parents danced to at their wedding! I guarantee this tribute will have them all teary eyed (and Dad may ask for his handkerchief back!).
What will be your something borrowed? Share other ideas below! And then take the Burgh Brides Reader Survey…I’ll love you forever!