Clocks, as a symbol, carry a lot of meaning. They represent the passage of time, which is significant on your wedding day. You’re leaving your old life behind and moving forward with the person of your dreams. Mark the coming and going of your life seasons by donning a watch from your father or grandfather. You can wear a wrist or pocket watch, whichever your loved one has. Using a memento that belongs to these special guys is atypical, but heartwarming. Many women borrow objects from a lady in their family, but your dad or grandpa are sure to feel flattered when you ask for something from them.
Your “somethings” don’t all have to be worn – they can be objects you use throughout the ceremony or reception. Consider borrowing a family member’s or friend’s fine or vintage china for the reception. You need dinnerware as it is, so why not choose a set that’s at once lovely and borrowed? This route is especially handy if you’re having an outdoor wedding or hosting in your home. In either case, you may need to rent dinnerware.
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You don’t have to be the only one borrowing something on your wedding day – the groom can as well! If your gentleman wants in on martial tradition, suggest that he borrow a pair of nice cufflinks. His father, grandfather or uncle may have a formal set. Of course, if your groom gets some cufflinks, his tuxedo (or suit) shirt will have to accommodate the accessories.
Your something borrowed doesn’t even have to be a tangible object – ideas work just as well! You can ask your grandparents to “borrow” their wedding song and dance to it with your new spouse. Or, you might borrow your parents vows.