5 Fun & Practical “Something New” Wedding Ideas

It’s no secret that trying to come up with “Something New” for your wedding day is pretty easy. Most likely, everything from your bouquet to your shoes is going to have been purchased with the intention of wearing it for the first time on your wedding day. In any case, we thought we’d take a closer look into the background of this particular component of the “Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” wedding tradition.

Having “Something New” is supposed to bring you good luck and a happy, bright future. It represents the new union you have made with your groom.

We have a few cute suggestions for ways to implement this part of the wedding tradition…and we thought we’d begin with the most obvious:

Your dress!

Of course, some brides wear dresses that have been passed down through the generations. But it makes sense that the most common “Something New” item for a bride is none other than her carefully chosen and much-loved wedding gown.

One way to incorporate a “something new” wedding tradition is to have the bride wear a dress with special, personalized touches. For example, the bride’s dress could be embroidered with her and her significant other’s initials or a meaningful quote or image. This would be a unique way to make the bride’s look truly one of a kind and special for her big day.

Ideas for Something New from Brett Loves Elle Photography

A new piece of jewelry

This one is also fairly common, as most brides will want some kind of pretty adornment for their special day. This bride’s “Something New” happened to have a super sweet sentiment behind it:

The groom purchased a beautiful necklace as a surprise gift for his new bride the morning of their wedding.”- Rachel Anne’s Photography

Ideas for Something New from Rachel Anne's Photography

No wedding is complete without something new, and what better way to add a sparkle than with a brand-new piece of jewelry! Whether it’s an eternity band, a pair of diamond earrings, or a necklace that matches your dress, make sure your “something new” is one-of-a-kind and brings you joy every time you look at it. Don’t forget to pick something out for your partner too so that you can both share in the beauty of the moment.

Lingerie to wear under your gown

The “something new” on your wedding day can be an elegant, luxurious piece of lingerie. Whether you choose a lace teddy, a silk chemise, or another style of lingerie, you’ll feel beautiful and special on your big day.

Plus, it’s a wonderful surprise for your new spouse! You can find lingerie in many different styles and colors to suit any preference or body type. Shopping for the perfect piece of lingerie is a great way to get into the spirit for your special day.

Ideas for Something New from Devine Studios Boudoir

(You can see more ideas here.)

Your shoes

On a wedding day, the bride and groom often look for unique ways to show their style and express their love. Wearing something new is one way of doing this. Shoes are a great choice since they can be both stylish and meaningful.

The bride could wear a pair of shoes that have special meaning to her, such as a pair with her mother’s initials or a custom-designed shoe.

The groom could opt for something more traditional, such as a classic black leather oxford or something more modern, such as suede loafers with tassels.

Whichever type of shoe the couple chooses, wearing something new on their wedding day will make it an even more memorable experience!

If you work it right, they can also double as your something blue!

Ideas for Something New from Rachel Anne's Photography

Nail Polish

For the bride, wearing nail polish as something new on her wedding day is a great way to add a touch of personal style to her look. She can choose from a variety of shades and finishes to create an eye-catching manicure that will draw attention.

Ideas for Something New from Nordstrom Wedding Suite

A few more cute suggestions:

  • A jacket embroidered with your new “bride” title
  • A key to your new home, if you’re moving in together for the first time, hidden in your bouquet wrap
  • A lucky penny minted in the year of your wedding

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