Carrying something old is one of the famous traditions that guarantees being happy. Want to follow the tradition but don’t know how? Well, if you are a vintage bride, you will easily incorporate your grandma’s and mother’s items into your style but if you prefer some other style – what should you do? Don’t panic, we’ve prepared a whole bunch of amazing ideas to rock something old and you will be able to find something fitting your style for sure!
Decorating your bouquet is perhaps the most popular idea for rocking something old. You may add a rosary, a necklace or some photos of the relatives that you miss meaning ‘I wish you were here’. Attach your grandmother’s and mother’s rings to the bouquet wrap, their brooches for décor or a small locket with pics. You may also incorporate two traditions in one: hang the photos on a blue ribbon to add not only something old but also something blue.
Have your grandma’s or mom’s wedding or just elegant accessories? Wear them to the wedding if they fit the style! If the accessories don’t fit the style, just use them for creating your personal jewelry in case your relatives allow. You can turn a necklace into a bracelet or add some beads to your earrings or just use some parts of the jewelry to create your own. If you can take your grandma’s or mom’s dress, you can cut out some lace and use for making earrings, necklaces or a garter. You can also make a veil, a clutch or a hairpiece of lace from the dress. If you need to cover up a little, borrow your mom’s or grandma’s fur stole and if it doesn’t fit your style, you can always change it a little bit, add various details or eliminate them.
If you have the same size and you like your grandma’s shoes, they will perfectly fit your vintage wedding style! If you don’t want to show off your ‘something old’ piece, why not hide it? Make a small pin with something old, for example, a bead from your mom’s necklace, something blue like a blue bow and something borrowed and new. Remember that you needn’t much for something old, just a bead or a bow is sometimes enough.