Sometimes having a piece of the past helps us step into the future. Often times that piece of the past is a handkerchief that’s been passed down by our loved ones. We may choose to incorporate into our bouquet or attach it to the wedding dress, if you’re the bride or hold it in the breast pocket of the tuxedo, if you’re the groom.
It can hold some sense of comfort and security and bring a certain level of calmness when it’s our turn to walk down the aisle. When a loved one has passed on or if mom carried it on her wedding day, to be able to carry on the tradition and add sentiment to your wedding day is an honor. Besides, we are always looking to incorporate that “something old.”
I spent a lot of time with my grandmother as a child, teenager, and young adult; we were so close. She was like a second mother to me. She always carried a lace trimmed handkerchief with her at church on Sundays, to wipe away her tears. Although, I’ve never been married, I’d like to carry one of her handkerchiefs with me on my wedding day and hopefully pass it down to my daughter as well. Sometimes the presence of someone is all we need to move forward.