There are many traditions associated with weddings which we all know about but few of us know their significance or even how the traditions started. Did you ever wonder what the significance of wearing something old, new, borrowed and blue?
After a little research, we discovered that this tradition comes from Victorian times. The “something old” referred to links with the past, including traditions, family and friends which will remain with the bride.
The “something new”
represents the future happiness and health of the couple. The “something borrowed”
was derived as a way for the bride’s family to give their daughter a token to keep with her on her wedding day symbolizing their love and good wishes while the “something blue”
is for good luck since blue symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, devotion and everlasting love.
Today, most brides continue to incorporate this tradition, with close family and friends giving the bride keepsakes for her wedding day.
Another way to incorporate this tradition is to include a Something Old, Something New Cocktail Menu at your
reception. There are so many new cocktails for the Something New, as well as all the traditional cocktails for the Something Old. For Something Borrowed consider “borrowing” a friend’s favorite cocktail or incorporating a cocktail from a different culture. For the Something Blue, you can select a cocktail made with Hypnotiq, Blue Raspberry Pucker or Blue Curacao. The possibilities are endless and you can get really creative in making selections for your menu.
Creating your drink menu is simpler than you think. Think of how fun it will be to get together with your friends to sample different drinks recipes to come up with your four choices. You can mix your favorite spirits and mixes to come up with your own original drinks and names.
Until next time …