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Wedding Dresses: Something Borrowed or Something Blue
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With the current economy, brides are holding on tightly to their purse strings. Sure, they want fantastic wedding gowns but who says they can’t rent or borrow one? Renting or borrowing a bridal dress or a bridesmaid dress gives the bride more flexibility to use the money saved for other uses or perhaps for the honeymoon while keep up with the old tradition of something old or something borrowed.
A rented or borrowed wedding dress may require some alterations or some additions; that is if the owner approves of your plan to alter the hem or add some decorative details to the wedding dress. Bridal shops charge a minimum fee for alterations and cleaning. The least you can spend for a rented or borrowed wedding dress is under $50, depending on the extent and type of wedding dress alterations or decorations to add.
If you are not the sentimental type and your budget is limited, rent or borrow your wedding dress. Likely donors for your wedding dress are your older married sister, twin sister, aunt, cousin, or your best friend – if you want a trendy wedding dress. You can borrow your mom’s wedding dress if you want to go vintage. There is no need too worrying over preserving a borrowed or rented lovely wedding dress, although there are services available for maintaining wedding dresses for ages.
Wedding dresses are traditionally white but there’s no law limiting your choice of wedding dress color. You can wear blue – or a monochromatic blue dress. Blue symbolizes faith, loyalty, power and protection. It is said that people who love light blue are analytical and practical while those who favor dark blue are self-reliant, responsible, and intelligent. You are all of these if you love blues, light and dark.
Blue is perfect for a summer wedding. By this time, the skies are azure the seas crystal blue. Your blue wedding dress reflects the carefree spirit of heady summer days. So why not blue? Lace, taffeta, sateen, and other luxurious fabrics are also available in different blue shades so there is no end to wedding dresses ideas for the bride who wants a blue wedding dress.
The blue color can light up your wedding table décor, wedding cake, and wedding flowers. Light blue is a cool color whilst dark blue is dramatic. Use the colors for effect by combining these with white and other colors that goes well with blue, a color that also symbolize love, faithfulness and modesty.
What do brides borrow for their wedding? It could be anything – jewelry or accessories, a garter, or wedding dresses. This tradition goes back to the Victorian period in England. Brides borrowed something from happily married couples to bring good luck to her marriage. Borrowing is very personal. You borrow from people you can rely on through the years; this is the idea of something borrowed. So here comes the beautiful bride, with something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue!