Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue--these are all things a new bride needs for her big day if she wants to practice one of the most well-known wedding traditions used to bring good luck. If you're in charge of providing her with something new, there is no shortage of options to choose from. The trick is to come up with something unique that wouldn't be expected by the bride so she'll remember the token for many years to come. Here are three ideas that should surprise the bride and make her day just a little more special:
A piece of jewelry that celebrates the marriage is something the bride is sure to enjoy wearing on her big day. Get her a necklace, ring, or pair of earrings that incorporate both the bride and groom's birthstones, or gift her with an anklet that features tiny tags that say "his" and "hers" on it. The idea is to find a piece of jewelry that encompasses an aspect of both the bride and the groom to commemorate their unity. If you can't find what you're looking for at brick and mortar stores in your community, you should find plenty of options to choose from through online outlets.
A Henna Tattoo
If the bride is one who tends to think outside the box and try new things, consider gifting her with a henna tattoo to utilize as her "something new" item. She can have a beautiful design with her initials as well as that of her groom's tattooed on her back or thigh where it can be hidden under her wedding dress. The tattoo will last for between one and four weeks before fading, which will give her time to show it off after she's married and to make the piece permanent if she likes it enough.
If you'd like to gift the bride with something fun, consider getting her a set of multipurpose garments that she can wear under her wedding dress and reception clothing, but that can also be used as lingerie once she gets back to the room with her new husband. Look for something with lace and small ruffles and can be altered in a small way to signify its purpose. For instance, when the garments may have removable bra straps and thigh-high attachments that can be altered quickly.
If you aren't sure which of these ideas would best suit the bride, ask a few of her close friends and relatives for their insight into which one she'll likely appreciate the most.
For bridal jewelry online, contact a store such as Susan Hanover Designs.