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Fabulous Something Borrowed Ideas

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue! It’s a tradition that many of us want to include in our wedding day. You won’t find it hard to include something new, because, well, you’re buying a bunch of new stuff. Something blue is already pretty easy (if you’re stuck, check this out). Finding a way to incorporate your Something Borrowed will require a little bit of planning.

It’s said that your Something Borrowed is one way to have someone else’s good fortune rub off on you. So, select a married couple and ask if you could borrow something. This could be a family member, close friend or someone on your bridal party. And as for what you could borrow… well, we’ve got some fabulous ideas for you!


Your dress

Wear it as it is or have it altered to suit your style. You could borrow from someone you know (like your mam!) or rent from a bridal store.


A recipe

Borrow your grandmother’s ultimate cake recipe for your wedding cake! Your cake will be that much sweeter when it’s something you know you’ll love.


A veil

If you’re going to wear one anyway (we highly recommend!) then borrow from your mam, grandmother or someone else who’s close to you.


Bridal accessory

Borrow a beautiful hair clip, a coverup or a fabulous denim jacket to add to your bridal style.


First dance song

Your Something Borrowed doesn’t always have to be something physical and tangible. If you absolutely loved somebody else’s First Dance song, ask if you can borrow it.


Signature cocktail

As much as we love an open bar, something we love even more is a signature cocktail. Borrow your recipe from your favourite cocktail bar!



If you’re having a religious ceremony, ask if you could borrow a beautiful Bible for the readings.


Cake knives

This is often the little detail that couples don’t think of! Borrow these from a couple who’s recently married.


Wedding car

Borrow some fancy wheels for your wedding exit!



A special family heirloom, like a piece of jewellery, is a lovely sentimental touch.

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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.

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