Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wedding Customs Explained - "Something Borrowed" - By Orange County Wedding Officiants -

March 27, 2011 - A “Community” is a group of people living in a particular local area. A “Community” participates in common interests or goals. A community shares a history as well. So, what does “Community” have to do with the wedding adage “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue?” This condensed, but memorable proverb, embodies some valuable fact of experience that is taken as true by many people.

Brides Utilize The Custom, But Often Don’t Know What This Wedding Proverb Means!

The wearing of a “borrowed” thing demonstrates "community" participation in, and approval or blessing of the wedding. It is preferable that the item is “borrowed” from a friend or family member with a model marriage. Some sources say “borrowing” something from a happily married person is like borrowing happiness from them – In this way, their happiness will carry over to the new bride. This is the backdrop of the corporate association – Here, the best values of the “community” are ascribed to the “borrowed” item.

There are yet, a few more suggested symbolisms ascribed to “Something Borrowed”…. For example, that the bride’s choice of “borrowed” item and person is a sentimental recognition of the love and adoration felt for the lender. Or, the “borrowed” item may signify the bride’s confident reliance on the trustworthiness of her friends and family – they will always be there to support her!

Be a Bride "Story Teller" Include Your "Something Borrowed" Story In Your Wedding Day

There is nothing like a story well told!  My father, a pioneer in the Television Industry was the best Story Teller, and he did this through the eyes of a camera. - Coupled with his amazing natural creativity, his contributions to generations brought influence and enjoyment.  We are all "Story Tellers" in some way. On your wedding day, you are a "Story Teller" too. Your wedding guests will enjoy, the "back story" of the customs that you include in your ceremony celebration. So, tell all about. It is your day to showcase what is meaningful to you and your marriage partner.  On a wedding day, a bride and groom are "telling the story" of their past, present and future together. And, in the presence of those who care the most.  Make it a real "Story Book Wedding", by taking time to select meaningful customs choices for yourselves, family and friends to enjoy.

  • Ask the Wedding Officiator to integrate the sentiment of your "Something Borrowed" choice into your marriage ceremony text. As a Southern California Wedding Officiator, I custom write each ceremony presided. My materials are original, and so are my individual adaptations of traditional and modern wedding ceremony customs. 
  • Or, ask the D.J or Master of Ceremony to include your "Something Borrowed" choice into your marriage ceremony text. 
  • Include a statement about the history of your "Something Borrowed" choice in your marriage program.
  • Record your "Something Blue" story,  to be played at some point during your wedding ceremony celebration - Reception or Wedding Ceremony. 

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