8 Ideas for Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue

Believed to bring good fortune to a bride on her wedding day, this old English poem is still in practice, and many don’t believe they are fully dressed or ready to walk down the aisle without these four lucky charms. With that in mind, the Wedding Team at Delamere Manor have pulled together a round-up of their favourite ideas to make sure you have the full list of items ready for your big day!

Something Old…

1. A Family Heirloom

The most traditional “something old” is usually something of value that is provided for the bride from another family member. These items usually include jewellery, hair pieces or a brooch. If you’d like to select something, think of an item you would ogle over as a child or something with significant meaning to yourself and your family. 

2. A Vintage Car

You don’t need to carry every item with you down the aisle! Travel in style and opt for a vintage car as your mode of transportation on your big day. Not only will it provide a gorgeous photo opportunity, but your parents will love travelling with you to the ceremony too.  


Something New…

3. Something from the Groom

Married couples to-be often send each other presents on the morning of their wedding day and it’s a great way for the bride to incorporate their something new! Think jewellery, make-up, a hair clip, or perfume. You may need to ask your maid of honour to drop a hint before the big day!

4. Lingerie

There are so many beautiful bridal lingerie sets available to shop! Take the opportunity to treat yourself and indulge in something you wouldn’t usually buy. From teddies and bodies to matching sets, there’s something to suit every bride. 


Something Borrowed…

5. The Wedding Look

Whether it’s a veil, taira or a wedding gown, honour a special woman in your life and wear something from their wedding day. Remember, you can always make slight alterations to turn the item into a timeless piece. 

6. A Cake Knife

The cake knife is something our parents and grandparents would usually keep after their wedding celebrations, so why not ask them if you can use it for your wedding day too? It’s a sweet gesture to a family member and plays a key role in a pinnacle moment of your special day. 


Something Blue…

7. Shoes

Add a pop of colour to your wedding look as you walk down the aisle and hit the dance floor in a pair of blue shoes! Not only will they make your look unique, but you can wear them again for other occasions. Just think Carrie Bradshaw in those beautiful, Manolo Blahnik blue heels.

8. Garter

A blue garter is a popular choice with brides and it’s certainly alluring for the wedding night. If you’ve already opted for a white garter, just add a little blue stitching to ensure you have your something blue for your wedding celebrations. 


Delamere Manor is Cheshire’s most sought after wedding venue. To find out more, including availability for 2021 & 2022 weddings, get in touch with the Wedding Team at Delamere Manor on 01606 261361 or email us at [email protected]k

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