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.
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
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 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.
Key to a new house
New initials monogrammed on something - Wedding Dress Hanger Bride Hanger Wire hanger Bridal Gift
Gift for the groom - Fossil Mens The Minimalist
Happy wedding planning!
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