Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity. – The Knot.

Do you ever wonder what your something blue will be? What will you borrow? Have you thought about these things yet!? Most of us have heard of this before, but haven’t put a whole lot of thought into it. Not completely sure which items to use for each category? We’ve got you covered.
We’re here to help you make these decisions easier! Here are a few ways to incorporate something old, something new, something borrowed, and of course, something blue into your wedding day!
Something old: It can be as simple as a bobby pin! (Also can be something borrowed- win-win) Perhaps you’re the personal “type”- this could mean wearing your sister’s old veil or a close relative/peers past down items.
Something new: Something new usually comes in the form of a gift. This includes jewelry like earrings to wear, a necklace, or maybe even a head piece. The bride may make her wedding gown the highlight of sometSomething1hing new – and I wouldn’t blame her! The great thing about this category is…pretty much everything! On your wedding day, you will splurge. You will have so many “something new” incorporated even if you aren’t trying. This can mean, new makeup, new shoes, new decor, the list really goes on and on!
Something borrowed: Something borrowed can anything from items passed down from a previous wedding to hair accessories. This category is one that can become really personalized and sentimental. Typically, brides will personalize their wedding day with someone thing really meaningful. This can include a veil that was worn at your mothers wedding, a piece of fabric from a previous wedding dress from friend/family member that can be sewed into the gown, borrowed jewelry, makeup, hair accessories, shoes, ect;
Something blue: Take a blue sharpie – and have yousomething-bluer bridal party sign the bottom of your shoe in blue! It’s also a great take a way from the wedding. If writing on your new shoes isn’t your style- then perhaps incorporate blue a different way. You garter can be blue, toe polish, your bouquet, or even the pin that keeps your flowers together! This doesn’t have to be bold, just incorporated!


Use the Hashtag #thebridalgardennyc to tag us in your something blue photos! Call to schedule your appointment at The Bridal Garden! We receive shipments of gowns, veils, and accessories often! We would love to help you find your “something new” when you visit our salon.

By:Shannon Whatton