7 Ways To Include Heirlooms In Your Wedding
What qualifies as an heirloom? Objects that have been preserved and passed down with love through generations of your family may be called heirlooms. These can range from clothing, jewellery, and accessories, to photographs, and documents. If a new couple wants to create their own heirlooms for their lineage to relay to each other, weddings are a good time to do that too. Here are our top ways to tie in family heirlooms in your weddings and feel twice the amount of love.
Delve Deep Into Your Mom’s Closet
If there are no full outfits, feel free to borrow a beautifully embroidered stole and build a new outfit around it. The process of shaping your look around a piece of history is immensely satisfying.
Repurpose Your Grandmother’s Old Things
Use these embellishments as a part of your look. Repurpose her old saris and suits, and use the best of these works of art in your new look. It’ll feel great to carry those bits of your family’s love and affection into your new life. A wedding stylist can help with the best ways to
incorporate these embellishments in your looks.
Crack Open Their Jewellery Box
So, do a deep dive into the family casket of earrings, necklaces, brooches, and rings to wear for your wedding. If you’re lucky, you may find one piece to wear for every function, and even some inspiration for your look and decor from these gorgeous trinkets.
Include Old Photos In Your Invites
This way, their blessings are truly with you, and everybody who makes it to your wedding will have seen the familial tribute for sure.
Replicate Something From Their Rituals, In Yours
Your guests may not know the inspiration behind those particular flowers or the reason why you had a strange ritual in your wedding, but your loved ones definitely will.
Include Heirlooms In Your Decor
Having a piece of your family’s history be part of your big day is the important aspect of this, and there are many innovative ways to include these if you look hard enough at all the keepsakes you own.
For Grooms, A Cherished Accessory Can Be Worn On The Big Day
While it may sound like only brides should want to use and wear heirlooms, that’s not true at all! Grooms, too, share an unbreakable bond with their fathers, grandfathers, and other family members, and they should absolutely incorporate family baubles in their rituals and outfits.
They can sport a vintage watch that’s been in the family for years, or a kalgi or brooch that their parents pinned on for their respective wedding days. Getting replica accessories made is also an option, if the original trinkets are too old and fragile to wear.
*This article was written by Fawzia Khan, Creative Features Editor at CLAD