Alright Dolls talking all about my bridal details today!! It’s so much fun finding the perfect little details to add to your dress and finding the perfect “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” for your wedding day! I had never really looked into the meaning of each of these things until it came time to get married myself. Here’s a little tidbit about these four items, and what they are meant to represent! Something old represents continuity! Something new will offer optimism for the future! Something borrowed is a symbol of borrowed happiness! Lastly, something blue stands for love and fidelity! It’s kind of cool to actually know the meaning behind each item you carry or add to your outfit for the day of your wedding!
So, finding the perfect shoe for your wedding day can be kind of tough! Do you want to wear heals, flats, sneakers, sandals, cowboy boots? Really what you choose speaks for your personality, and everyone is different! I had high hopes of Jimmy Choo’s, Louboutin’s, Manolo Blahnik’s… but who was I kidding! I could not afford those. So I went to a ton of bridal shops and department stores and tried on low to mid priced bridal shoes!
My favorite brand was easily Badgley Mischka! She has a TON of options, and you can typically find some of her styles on sale. They are not necessarily cheap, but they are far cheaper than designer! I landed on this pair for obvious reasons! For one, they are gorgeous! Secondly, they added a little bling to my day, since my dress had almost zero sparkle! Lastly, they were comfortable! I wore these from 2pm until we left at 11pm! I won’t lie and say that my feet didn’t hurt at all, but I didn’t start feeling pain until that last 30 minutes! Which says a lot!! Her shoes almost all come in different colors! White, Ivory, Champagne (the color I personally chose), blue, gold, silver, etc, etc…
I wanted to find garters that weren’t the typically stretchy satin! So I searched all over for the perfect lace ones, and surprisingly found these on Amazon for $13! They fit perfect, and I ordered them early enough to find out if they were going to be good quality or not!
I wanted my something old to be sentimental, but who doesn’t? So we took a piece of my mothers wedding dress, and pinned it to one of the inside layers of my dress. This also truly symbolized continuity, since my parents have been married 32 years tomorrow!
My something blue was a handkerchief embroidered with my name in blue. It was a very sweet and thoughtful gift from my mother, and was perfect for the day!
Something borrowed was a rosary that we wrapped around my bouquets stems! It was lent to me from Jonathan’s Grandmother! It was the perfect thing to represent borrowed happiness, because one she is always happy, peppy and cheerful, and two his grandparents have been married for 55 years.
When it came to something new, we kind of had it covered. I had a new dress, new shoes, and new earrings (that were the sweetest gift from my in-laws btw)! So there wasn’t much thinking to do in this department! Your something new could also be a new bracelet, a new veil, a new necklace! Really there are tons of options in this department!
Photographer:Jessica Elle Photography
Bridal Store:Kleinfelds NY
Shoes:Badgley Mischka Munroe
As always, thanks for stopping by! I always love hearing from you, so tell me, what were your favorite Bridal Details on your big day? Or, what will be your favorite detail to pick out one day? Also, stay tuned for more wedding Wednesday’s as I share more and more of Jonathan and I’s big day!