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Guide to Wedding Traditions

Posted on by Alexa Gould

You’ve heard the adage that for the perfect wedding you need something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Traditionally, it’s believed that these object will help bring good luck. Check out the in-depth meaning of each on The Knot. Here at the Bay House™, the premier wedding venue in Destin, we’ve seen these objects incorporated in the most creative of ways. We have you covered with our guide to these wedding traditions.


Something old represents continuity and tradition, while something new is a symbol for the life that lies ahead for the couple. As the “something old”, we’ve seen brides incorporate vintage jewelry, photographs, or a veil previously worn by a family member. Also, you can convert a family heirloom into a beautiful hairpiece or piece of jewelry to be worn on your big day. “Something new” is the easiest object to incorporate for your wedding. Often, the bride or groom receives many new gifts during this exciting time such as monogrammed handkerchiefs, new jewelry and more.




“Something borrowed” originates from the tradition of passing down a sentimental item from a close friend or family member. Some families pass down items such as cake toppers or even borrow from one another’s vows. “Something blue” stands for fidelity, purity and love. This is where we see couples get the most innovative! Some brides opt to keep things traditional by incorporating blue floral arrangements or within the decor. We’ve seen some fantastic blue wedding shoes walk down the aisle and tasteful blue touches on the cake too.

Are you ready to plan your dream wedding in Destin? The Bay House™¬†offers a stunning waterfront view and fantastic event space. Nearby, the Cottages by the Bay provide accommodations for up to 44 of your guests. Contact us today to start your planning!


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