Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue.
What comes to mind when you hear that phrase? Do you mentally review your grandmother’s jewelry box, searching for the perfect piece to borrow? Or do you remember those fabulous new blue shoes your BFF just bought – and who is conveniently your size?
If your first instinct is to borrow some antique jewelry, then you may be a Tried and True Bride. Don’t be insulted! This means you love wedding traditions – from the perfect wedding dress with the train to the blue garter underneath. You are a bride that has dreamt of this day your entire life and have possibly had it planned just as long. You want to have a show stopper wedding – one that your family and friends will talk about for years to come. You have the perfect man, now you want the perfect dress, the perfect cake, the perfect flowers…as long as everything is PERFECT!
However if you first instinct was less traditional – say borrowing a pair of blue shoes or maybe painting your toe nails blue – then you may be a What’s New Bride. You may be looking for ways to inject personality either with a less traditional ceremony, off beat locale, or quirky attire for the wedding party. You have the perfect man, and now you want to have a party to celebrate it.
So what’s my point? Sometimes all you need is a starting point and knowing which way you lean, can help you in your planning process. That isn’t to say you can’t be a mixture of both – I fell right in between myself. I turned my grandmother’s antique choker (with blue stones) into a headband – which is certainly more Tried and True – but we had karaoke instead of dancing – definitely What’s New. It always helps to know your sense of style but don’t ever be afraid to mix things up a bit. That’s the beauty of weddings today – you don’t have to fit into a mold.