Wedding Tips & Advice

All About Something Borrowed

The saying started off rather easily “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” – and the ideas themselves were rather easy to implement. The next two were the trickiest for me – and today, we talk about ‘something borrowed’.

The easiest options here are to borrow an item of jewelry to wear or incorporate into your outfit (think a pair of pearl earings, or similar – either worn in your ears, or studded into your hair or bouquet of flowers). However, I already had my (limited) jewelry planned … which left me in a bit of a predicament. Shoes are a little tricky (I’d prefer not to literally, put myself in someone else’s shoes)

What else, could I then borrow – that I would still find use for on the day? My approach was rather 21st century : costume hire. Give me a chance, before you start having visions of me walking down the aisle in a Flamenco-style petticoat.

As my wedding outfit was a little vintage inspired – with flowing, with lace and pearls – I had the vision of a faux fur throw in mind, to use for some of our photographs afterwards. As it wasn’t an item I had readily available in my closet, I asked around faithful Facebook and it seemed as though it wasn’t readily available in anyone’s closest.

So, off I went to a costume hire store, found the perfect wrap, and ‘borrowed’ it for the weekend. Yes, I paid a small fee – but I still think it counts in the name of ‘tradition’.

An option that will perhaps make the man in your life a little more interested – consider maybe hiring a special car for your wedding day. Whether it’s fancy or vintage, it’ll be a ‘something borrowed’ that you can both share and enjoy – and maybe even arrange for it to take you to your honeymoon destination or airport afterwards.

Obviously, a common item to hire on a wedding day is your actual wedding dress – the third option after of course buying one and having one made. As you’re taking it back afterwards – give yourself a big ‘tick’ for ‘something borrowed’!

Would you consider hiring anything for your wedding day?

Something Borrowed

Read more from Candice as she planned her wedding in our Bride to Be section.

Photographs courtesy of Tiffany Burnham Photography ©

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