Wedding trends may come and go, but “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” will never go out of style. Modern brides still take this time-honored tradition seriously. It’s easy to call your dress the “something new,” but where do you start looking for the perfect “something old?” As curator of the best Dallas vintage wedding rentals collection, we know a thing or two about vintage beauty! From classic recommendations to unique twists, we’ve seen it all. Take a peek at some of our ideas for “something old” you can incorporate into your wedding:
- Heirloom Jewelry: a classic choice, heirloom jewelry is a lovely way to honor this wedding tradition and your family. Ask if your mom or grandmother has any earrings, pearls, or brooches they would be willing to lend to your for your wedding day (and double-count it as “something borrowed!”).
Some brides may hesitate, thinking their mom or grandma’s style doesn’t exactly reflect their own. Not to worry! Heirloom jewelry can be easily refashioned into something a little more “you.” If it is okay with the original owner, you can deconstruct a necklace or brooch to make a new piece that speaks to your personal style. Fasten a vintage brooch to a modern hairpiece, or incorporate smaller gems and pearls as embellishments on your dress.
- Vintage Veil: classic veils are back in style this wedding season. Find a vintage mantilla lace veil to complete your bridal look. Etsy is brimming with a beautiful selection! Even better? See if a family member is willing to lend you a veil you love. Most brides purchase a veil anyway, so why not make it a piece of vintage beauty?
- Generational Dress: we absolutely adore seeing a bride in her mother or grandmother’s dress. Since styles change over the years, this doesn’t always work… but it is oh-so-beautiful when it does! If you like the idea of this “something old” but aren’t loving your mom’s dress, ask if you can incorporate a piece of it into your own. Take a bit of lace or embellishment from her dress and have a master seamstress use it on your gown. You can even have a delicate swatch sewn into the underside of your dress, so nobody has to see it but you—what a sweet little secret!
- Embroidered Handkerchief: A vintage handkerchief is such a sweet little detail for your wedding day. Dry any happy tears with a beautifully stitched handkerchief from a bygone era. Hint: this always makes for gorgeous “details” photos on your wedding day—place your wedding bands atop the vintage handkerchief for a beautifully styled image.
- Vintage Photos: if you will be missing loved ones on the big day, consider adding tiny vintage photos of them to the bouquet. Thread miniature photo frames on a pretty ribbon to tie around the stem of your bouquet. It’s a touching way to honor those no longer with us, and you’ll appreciate the reminder of their memory as you walk down the aisle.
- Signature Perfume: most brides include a signature fragrance on their special day. Perhaps you’ve had a staple scent for years; wear it as your “something old” on the big day. Or, consider dabbing on mom or grandma’s perfume as a reminder of your loved ones.
- Wow-Factor Rental: go big! Visit the best Dallas vintage wedding rentals collection and select a piece that speaks to you. This “something old” is sure to make a statement. We especially love when brides choose our Michelle Couch as their something old and something blue.
The most important factor in choosing “something old” is choosing an item that speaks to you. If your “something old” expresses your personality and wedding style, it’s sure to be a memorable keepsake from your special day. We hope you’ll visit the best Dallas vintage wedding rentals collection to peruse more vintage charm. We would love to help you find something special for your big day!