Wedding Traditions: “Something New”

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:

1. 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.

Ideas for Something New from Brett Loves Elle Photography2. 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 Photography3. Lingerie to wear under your gown

(You can see more ideas here.)

Ideas for Something New from Devine Studios Boudoir4. Your shoes

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

Ideas for Something New from Rachel Anne's Photography5. Nail polish

We love the new 2013 Essie Wedding Collection via the Nordstrom Wedding Suite for this one!

Ideas for Something New from Nordstrom Wedding SuiteA 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

If you need some additional inspiration, be sure to check out the other posts in our “Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” series, beginning with “Something Old” and moving onto “Something Borrowed.”

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Photo cred: Brett Loves Elle Photography, Rachel Anne’s Photography, Devine Studios Boudoir.

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