As it’s Secondhand Wardrobe Day tomorrow, now is a great time to start thinking about the best ways to include some of your treasured family heirlooms into your special day. Here are a few ideas:

1. Wedding dress

Wedding dresses are often handed down through generations, and although they’ll likely need altering to fit perfectly, it’s a lovely way for a bride to honour her family. At Princess Beatrice’s wedding last month, she borrowed a dress from her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, which the monarch wore to a film premiere in 1962.

2. Jewellery

Some brides love wearing vintage jewellery belonging to a loved one, and some couples make their vows with wedding rings passed down from cherished, departed grandparents. An inherited ring will be a lifelong reminder of your family history, as well as a symbol of your new life as a married couple.

3. Reception items

Whether it’s a cake topper passed down from your parents’ wedding, a special set of family napkins or your grandparents’ cake cutting knife, there are a multitude of items you could use at your wedding reception that will bring a little piece of your heritage to your big day.

It’s great to ask your family members if there have any special heirlooms you can borrow for your wedding. For all other plans and to book your venue, give Delamere Manor a call. We’re one of the top wedding venues in Cheshire and we’re always happy to chat with you about you preparations.

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