Early on, I assumed my something old or something borrowed would be a lace mantilla veil that's been in my family for a few decades. I've never actually seen this veil and was excited by the idea of wearing it. I was a little disappointed when my mother told me that it wouldn't go with my dress. My dress' designer, Jorge Manuel, made a veil to go with my dress, so I have a lovely veil to wear regardless.
Finding something new is pretty easy. My dress, my shoes, and some other accessories are all new. These days, I doubt many people have trouble with this part of the tradition!
For my something blue, I have my blue, sparkly reception shoes from BHLDN, but I also bought a dress label that my seamstress is sewing into my gown. I've had it for about a year and can't wait to see it in my dress.
Label by Initial Impressions on Etsy
Now, I have to start thinking about my something old and my something borrowed. I have some offers from family members and I think I have both items covered. Last weekend, Marc's mother gave me two items to consider.
First, she gave me a charm that she used to have on a bracelet years ago. It has Marc's name on it.
It's a good thing I prefer it as a pin because we couldn't figure out how to work the "lock" on the back of the pin to pull it apart into shoe clips. Maybe we need to take it to the people at Antiques Roadshow and see if they can figure it out.
How do you feel about the "something borrowed" phrase? Did you pay close attention to the different items you needed? Did you double count anything? What do you think happens when a bride doesn't pay attention to this tradition?