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Something Old and Something New Wedding Ideas

When you are planning your wedding, there are several things that you will want to consider. Many couples want to incorporate the tradition of wearing something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Your something old will likely be something with sentimental value, while your something new can provide you with an array of options to choose from. Here are a few wedding ideas to help you decide on something old and something new to incorporate to your own wedding ensemble.

Sentimental Value

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When you are choosing something old for your wedding ensemble, it is especially beneficial to choose something that will provide sentimental value. These sentimental objects tend to add the most meaning to your wedding. This will often include family heirlooms or even objects from your parents’ or grandparents’ wedding. Recycling wedding decorations, for example, can both provide this something old and help to save you money on your wedding expenses. Consider meaningful items that you can incorporate to your wedding.

Vintage Veil

Consider using a vintage veil to provide your “something old” for your wedding. Using your mother’s or grandmother’s veil can help you to add sentimental value to your ensemble. In addition, this is another way to help you save money on your wedding expenses. This veil can also serve as something borrowed, which can help you kill two birds with one stone. You will want to consider how the veil will look with your wedding dress to help you make the best decision.


The use of a locket can help to provide you with another sentimental object to serve as your something old. The locket will enable you to keep meaningful pictures with you on your wedding day, while simultaneously enhancing your appearance. You may want to consider putting a picture of your parents’ or grandparents’ wedding day in the locket to provide even more meaning and sentimental value.

Inherited Jewelry

Inherited jewelry is an incredibly popular choice to use as your “something old” on your wedding day. This jewelry tends to provide a significant amount of sentimental value and can often be used to greatly enhance your wedding ensemble’s appearance. A beautiful piece of jewelry can have a huge impact on your aesthetic on your wedding day. If the jewelry is blue, you may also want to count it as your “something blue.”  

Sew a Patch

If you don’t want to have a particularly obvious “something old,” you can consider sewing a patch beneath your wedding dress. For example, you can sew an old handkerchief of your grandmother’s into the wedding dress. You may even want to have this handkerchief embroidered with your wedding date to further enhance its emotional impact. Sewing a patch beneath your wedding dress is a subtle way to incorporate your own something old without altering your appearance.  

Something New

Deciding on something new tends to be much easier than choosing the other traditional items for your wedding, because there aren’t many requirements. You are likely to have many new things that you will take with you on your wedding day. Your wedding dress may be new, unless you intend to borrow your wedding dress from a mother or grandmother. You may want to decide to use a new perfume or type of lipstick for your wedding day. However, having your wedding makeup done prior to your wedding day can help to ensure that you are happy with how it looks! The day of your wedding is not when you want to take a new lipstick shade for a test run. Finally, you may want to consider a new set of lingerie for your new spouse!

These are just a few ideas to help you decide on something old and something new for your wedding. When you work with our team at The Little Vegas Chapel, you can ensure that you can obtain the ideal wedding venue and ceremony to meet your needs. We can provide traditional weddings or weddings with a twist to create a memorable experience. For more wedding ideas and to plan your wedding with us, contact us at The Little Vegas Chapel today!

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