Something New for the Old “Borrowed and Blue”

Brooke Preston
Laura Bales donned blue shoes and jewelry.

Want to do the “old, new, borrowed and blue” without relying on predictable accessories? Read on.


This is a perfect opportunity to include the memory of a loved one who has passed away: A handkerchief or piece of wedding gown fabric can be repurposed as a beautiful bouquet wrap. Or go outside the box by incorporating their copy of a religious text or a beloved book into your ceremony's readings.


For most brides, this is the dress, shoes, jewelry—nearly anything can work here. Some modern couples have gotten new, matching tattoos to commemorate their union.


Think beyond jewelry and veils. Ask to borrow a recently wedded friend's entrance music or guest favor idea as a tribute to their own beautiful wedding and your friendship.