So many people are skipping on traditional wedding ideas. No to the garter or boutique toss, no they don't want to have favours, no to dads walking down the isle and so on. I think that it makes each wedding so personal the elements you put into it. What I'm wondering is not what you are getting rid of but what is important for you to keep from a traditional wedding if anything? Is it cultural, spiritual or just some part that you've always wanted as part of your wedding?
I will have something old, something new, something borrow, something blue and a sixpence in my shoe.
The old item to give protection for the baby to come (no more babies for us but possible protection for our babies). The new item offers optimism for the future (we definitely need more of that right now). The borrowed item from another happily married couple provides good luck. The colour blue for purity and fidelity. The sixpence is a symbol of prosperity.
My old item will be a pin from my great grandmother, new is the dress, borrowed my jewelry from my mother I have to find my something blue still and my sixpence is in a box ready for my left shoe.
For a friend of mines wedding each of the bridesmaids took one element and we made sure she had them all for her wedding. It was a fun and she appreciated that we thought of it.