5 “Something Old” Wedding Ideas

You’ve heard the rhyme “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”. Read on for five ways to add “something old” into the your wedding day.

We’ve come up with a few ideas to keep the tradition alive that will add sentimental value and still fit in with your style.

Wear a family heirloom. Whether it’s your grandma’s pearl necklace or your groom’s great aunt’s art deco bracelet, a piece of jewelry that happens to be a family heirloom is the ideal something old.


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We love the idea of including family members in your wedding, especially if they aren’t able to be there on your big day. As your something old, add a photo locket to your bouquet holder with use antique photos of loved ones, frame photos make a photo collage at the entry of your reception.


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Share a reading from a classic piece of literature at your ceremony. Think Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, and poets like William Blake or John Keats.


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A few hanging windows, frames or doors can be used as a creative ceremony backdrop for an “inside” feel outdoors. If you’re ceremony is inside, consider taking advantage of decorating and highlighting large windows as an aisle focal point.Salvaged and antique windows are perfect for vintage weddings. Keep the glass inside the panes or use just the frames as decorations, seating charts, signs or photo props. You can find old windows at flea markets, yard sales, resale shops, or consider renting pieces from a vintage rental company.

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The parasol has made a major comeback in the world of weddings. A parasol can be used for photo props, as a wedding accessory and even as wedding decor. From paper to lace to fabric, there are many kinds of parasols to fit all wedding looks and make for an elegant accessory.

Even a mismatched look adds a fun element to accessories for the wedding party. beauty of vintage parasols is that each one is a slightly different. Have a stack of parasols out for your guests at an outdoor wedding, so they can protect themselves from the sun.
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Rent an old classic vehicle to use as your getaway car at the end of the night or as part of the decor.

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No matter your choice, make sure it’s something that holds sentimental value or that you absolutely love, love, love.

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