Looking for ideas for something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Try these.

By Real Simple
Updated December 19, 2007
Tara Donne

Something Old

  • A locket containing a picture of your great-grandparents
  • A family Rosary for the ceremony
  • Antique combs, pins, or barrettes
  • A baby bracelet from a family member used around the base of your bouquet

Something New

  • 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
  • Everything else!

Something Borrowed

  • A flower from a loved one's garden, "borrowed" for your bouquet
  • Dad's handkerchief, tucked under your bodice
  • A fur stole, for a winter wedding
  • Any jewelry you've been eyeing on a friend or a family member

Something Blue

  • The sash on your dress
  • A bouquet of blue blooms (see Wedding Centerpieces by Color )
  • A blue garter or undergarment
  • Sapphire jewelry
  • A blue pen, for signing the marriage certificate