Wedding Traditions Explained: Something Old, Something New Borrowed & Blue

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As modern as most weddings are, brides are still sentimental when it comes to the old fashioned tradition of getting married. The traditional wedding phrase has been around for centuries, and is still being honored today. Brides-to-be choose to follow the tradition, of acquiring something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

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Brides want something old in their wedding to remind them of their wedding day. This is an item they will most likely pass on to their daughter one day; hopefully, at her wedding.

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Something new represents the beginning of a new future. Brides want to share a new item in their life. It could be a new dress or a new pair of shoes. Or perhaps your fabulous new wedding ring. The item can be anything new that will remind the bride of her new beginning.

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Something borrowed is actually borrowed from a couple that is already happily married. Brides believe they can actually borrow some else’s joy. After the ceremony the item is returned to the lender.

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Something blue is a very old tradition. Before white wedding dresses came into existence, blue was the traditional wedding color for brides.

Weddings are traditionally fun, personal and sentimental. They represent the end of childhood and the beginning of adulthood. They also represent the beginning of a brand new life.

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