...Something Borrowed, Something Blue!
Here's a tradition most people stick to, however loosely! So here's some ideas for you to be getting on with, feel free to add your own at the bottom. It's meant to bring good luck, so ignore it at your peril if you're superstitious!
Quite often this is a piece of jewellery that has been in the family a long time, sometimes worn or sometimes carried more discretely, sewn into the hem of a dress. Old coins are quite common as well and are often placed in the stem of the bouquet or in the brides shoe. Sometimes the groom is referred to as the something old!
This is usually quite an easy one to tick off, most brides will have a new wedding dress. If not then a new item of jewellery for the day - sometimes chosen by the bride but often a gift from the groom. It doesn't have to be something extravagant, it could be a new lipstick or even having your hair done for a new 'look' for the big day!
A veil? A necklace? It could be anything, for me personally one of my bridesmaids leant me an old sixpence which her mother had given to her on her wedding day. I had mine wrapped in the ribbon of my bouquet, terrified I'd lose something of huge sentimental importance to a best friend! Thankfully I did not lose it, it was returned safely and also helped me tick off two things, old and borrowed, on my traditional list!
Interpret as you see fit! Couples used to wear blue bands on the border of their wedding attire to symbolise fidelity, but in more modern times garters usually have a blue ribbon. Alternatively brides wear blue nail varnish or have a blue flower in their bouquet. It's up to you how 'blue' you want to go!