We have all heard the rhyme; ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ but what does it really mean and how can you incorporate it into your big day without having to wear your great aunt Mavis’s moth ridden old veil? Fear not! We have everything you need to know and some creative suggestions which will let you ‘be beautiful' on your wedding day.
Something old is used to represent continuity and symbolises the bride’s family, her past and customs. Traditionally this is something from the bride’s mum or grandmother but what happens if their taste (or lack of) is very different from what you envisaged for your dream wedding? Simply incorporate a small piece of family history into your dress, whether it be beads from your mum’s dress or a piece of lace from your grans, giving you an up to date twist on a modern tradition and less chance of offending anyone by saying what you really think of their style. Our team have a range of qualifications including: design, embroidery, textiles and garment technology meaning you can be confident we will provide you with a bespoke customising service in order to make your dress perfect for you.
Something borrowed represents borrowed happiness, with the bride borrowing an item from another bride, who has had a long and happy marriage, to replicate that happiness in her own wedding and marriage. Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton both wore tiaras borrowed from the Queen, which probably isn’t an option for the rest of us, unless your granny to be has her own jewel stash just for the occasion. Nevertheless, the borrowed element of this tradition allows you to incorporate something meaningful into your day, be it a piece of jewellery from your mum, your best friends veil or even a small child to act as flower girl or page boy.
Something new offers optimism for the future. While you could consider your husband your something new we much prefer your wedding gown fulfilling that element. At Opus our mission is to help you find ‘the dress’ which makes you feel and 'be beautiful' on your wedding day. We love nothing more than the arrival of fresh new styles and as platinum retailors we receive new designs ahead of other bridal retailors allowing our brides to be the first to try and purchase gowns fresh from the catwalk. To keep up to date and be the first to know about our new dress arrivals make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Something blue symbolises purity, love and fidelity. For an eye catching something blue (that you will definitely love, possibly more than your future husband) step forward Badgley Mishka’s range of bridal shoes, which include these beautiful cobalt blue peep toes, and the best part is you will be able to wear them again after your big day. Shoe appointments can be booked directly at our sister salon, Opus Atelier, either via their website www.opusatelier.co.uk or by telephone on 01294 829264.