Something Borrowed, Something New, Something Old, Something New - Chelsea & Joey Photography

Wedding planning season is upon us and there are a few things that you cannot go without! We have compiled a list of some of our favorite ideas to help you brainstorm unique touches to your special day.

Something Borrowed- signifies the everlasting support that friends and family provide to the new couple. You are supposed to borrow something from a happily married woman:

Your mother or grandmother's veil. When I got married, I borrowed my mom's veil. Keep in mind that back in the 80's the hats with veils were the "it" thing. We simply removed the veil from the hat and sowed it to a comb to slide into my hair. My sister also borrowed our mom's veil just last year. It creates a really sweet moment when the mom or grandmother can slide their veil into your hair.

Dad or granddad's handkerchief

The Bible the Officiate uses

Decorations or props -  We used my parents' table that had a black frame with a glass top that was the perfect height for our unity sand table. When our friends saw it, they requested to borrow it also. That table traveled to 7 different weddings in the course of a year. Pretty cool memories!

The wedding dress- We got to photograph some friend's wedding that was very short notice (like 2 weeks to plan the whole thing) The bride got to borrow the dress from a friend's sister. It was the PERFECT fit.

The bouquet


Cake Topper

A recipe for the cake or food served - what a great way to get other family members involved in the special day!

Something Blue - symbolic of purity, loyalty, faithfulness, and fidelity in the new marriage:

Shoes  - Get creative! I decided that I was going to wear TOMS under my dress. So, I went out and bought some tan canvas TOMS and splattered painted them making sure to use blue paint.

Flowers - whether that be in your bouquet, bridesmaids' bouquet, or as part of the decorations.

Nail polish - KLEANCOLOR 'Gel Effect' Nail Polish

Blue Garter - Wedding Garter Belt Blue Ivory White Lace Bridal Set

Jewelry - 2.0ct Princess Cut Created Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring 14k Black Gold Plating Sterling Silver 925 Ring

Something sown into the dress - it could just be blue stitching with the wedding date or part of a blue shirt from a loved one in the shape of a heart.

Dress robe for you or your bridesmaids - Ekouaer Women's Satin Kimono Robe V-Neck Short Bathrobe With Silk Lace Trim Sleepwear

Something Old - represents continuity and a link between the bride and her family:

Mother or Grandmother's veil


Old picture inside of a locket attached to the bouquet

Vintage brooch

Vintage car as the getaway vehicle

The Bible the Officiate uses

Some sort of family heirloom

Wedding ring band

Something New: symbolizes the new union that the bride and groom are creating together and represents the optimistic view of it lasting happily ever after.

The Dress

JewelryKARMO Teardrop Pendant Bridal Necklace Dangle Earring Jewelry Set

ShoesElegantPark Women's Peep Toe Platform High Heel Rhinestones Satin Evening Prom Wedding Shoes

Key to a new house

New initials monogrammed on something Wedding Dress Hanger Bride Hanger Wire hanger Bridal Gift


Wedding RingRound Moissanite Bridal Set with Pave-Set Diamond 1 1/3 CTW 14k White Gold

Gift for the groomFossil Mens The Minimalist

Happy wedding planning! 

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