A handkerchief not only represents understated elegance, but it can also be your ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Something Old/Something Borrowed: perhaps your mother or grandmother has a special handkerchief that she can lend you for your wedding day.
Something New/Something Blue: purchase a new hanky for the wedding day. Many styles have a touch of blue. Consider personalizing the hanky with blue thread!
After the wedding, store the hanky in an acid-free paper, acid-free box. You don't want the box to have a cellophane window because it can cause discoloring of your hanky over time. The handkerchief can then be passed on to future generations on their wedding day and/or converted into a baby’s bonnet. Several wedding handkerchiefs come with easy instructions on how to convert into a bonnet or follow instructions on ehow.com. If done correctly, the converted bonnet can be converted back into a handkerchief on your child’s wedding day!
Many handkerchiefs are available for family members and make a great gift. A beautiful stitching of “Dad", “Mother” or “Grandmother” may be embroidered on the hanky and come with a pre-printed card featuring a heart-felt poem. Want to create your own special touch? Embroider a name, date and/or special wishes onto the hanky. This creates a truly personal touch that will be cherished always.