Brides have been directed to find "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue," for a staggering 117 years! The phrase comes from an English rhyme written in 1898, and ever since, women have proudly incorporated these four elements into their wedding-day ensembles. Perhaps most meaningful is the "something old" (and "borrowed" – these two can be interchangeable), which is usually an item passed down through generations of the bride and groom's families. Consider a treasured piece of jewelry, an item of clothing that can be worn or incorporated into the bride's gown or bouquet, or a religious item like a Bible or prayer shawl.
Brides always report feeling a deep connection to their family history thanks to these priceless artifacts. We discovered what seven real brides used as their "something old" and were touched by their sweet selections. Read on to get inspiration for your own "old" or "borrowed" item!