So goes a popular Victorian rhyme that has been passed on from generation to generation.
It is no wonder that weddings have attracted heaps of superstitions and myths from time immemorial. It is after all one of the most anticipated day in a couple’s life. Songs have been composed about it and it has been immortalized in movies and books. We’ve heard it all. The groom has to carry his new bride across the threshold to ward off evil spirits, rain showers symbolize luck while rice brings forth prosperity. The list is endless!
While some of these long standing beliefs can be a cause of distress and alarm for a bride, a few gems, like “something old”actually bring with them good humor and a slice of fun. The old poem can help an already stressed out bride take a more relaxed approach to how she accessorizes on her day. Let me show you how:-
This is a reflection of the past and its intended continuity. What better way to pay homage to a loved one than to do something that is of sentimental value to them? Could be that pearl necklace that has been passed from mother to daughter for years, or any other family heirloom that speaks to the ties and bonds that unite your family or close friends. Vintage is in full vogue right now and nothing can bring out this theme better than an aged yet well maintained piece of jewellery or clutch bag. Rummage through your closet for a valuable piece.
Out with the old, in with the new. This has been meant to symbolise the beginning of a fresh life for the bride. Of the many purchases that are made on the days leading to the big day, few carry the same importance as the bride’s gown. Everything else from the theme, venue to the interior décor, is expected to flow with this one garment.
Compromises cannot be made. You don’t have to stop there with something new. Put your personality on display through any recently acquired item that corresponds with the wedding theme. Match your gown to your new tiara, new ring, new bracelet, new train. New anything.
According to tradition, blue is the colour of love and fidelity. Use this as an excuse to add that much needed pop of colour to your wedding ensemble. There are numerous shades of blue to choose from, ranging from baby blue all the way to the much deeper navy hue. You don’t have to go all wild here. A little goes a long way in this instance. Think of adding blue embellishments to the sash. Or how about some sparkling blue earrings and bangles. Or even maybe blue shoes to contrast the white, cream or ivory wedding gown.
The English folks meant this to convey a sense of happiness that has been transferred from someone else to the bride. Use this as an excuse to borrow a long yearned for statement item from a friend. This could be the only opportunity to ask for that lace veil that you have been dying to try on. Nobody is evil enough to say no to a bride.
Cheers to a lucky wedding!