Wedding details don’t have to all be store-bought and new. Some of the most meaningful wedding day details are heirloom items displayed in thoughtful ways. Family heirlooms are different for every family and that’s what makes them so special.
Below are a few ways to incorporate family heirlooms into your wedding day that will have your guests talking and family smiling from ear to ear.
Where to Incorporate Heirlooms on Your Wedding Day
Display Photos in Key Areas
There are many ways of incorporating family heirlooms through photos. The most literal being a memory table to display portraits of family members not able to be with you two on your wedding day.
A more discrete way to use photos and keep heirlooms close to you is to print small, locket sized photos, and wrap your bouquet with one or a few. Your groom can also have lockets sewn into his tux or safety pin them the day of.
Vintage Champagne Glasses
There’s something extra special about toasting with your grandparents, or great grandparents, champagne glasses on your wedding night. Champagne glasses likely looked a lot different then and will add an interesting element to your cake table. Not only that, it’s very sentimental to raise a glass and toast to your marriage with a family heirloom.
Your Cake Topper
Heirloom cake toppers are surprisingly one of my favorite ways to see family heirlooms displayed on wedding days. Something about the vintage look of cake toppers from decades past gives me all the emotions.
Want your wedding cake to be a true expression of you and your fiancé and would rather skip an heirloom cake topper on your cake? There are other ways to incorporate heirloom cake toppers into your decor if you choose. Your wedding designer will have ideas for you!
Did your mother or grandmother wear a stunning veil on her wedding day? If so, you might consider wearing it on your wedding day too as a way to love on them. Veils are such a great way to incorporate family heirlooms into your wedding day. And one you might not think about!
For more veil talk, read when you should wear your veil on your wedding day.
Heirloom Jewelry & Accessories
The most common way, and another one of my favorites, to incorporate family heirlooms into your wedding day is through accessories. Whether your wearing Grandma’s ring or Mom’s necklace- those jewelry pieces will feel so special on your wedding day. And your loved ones will be so touched and love seeing you wear their jewelry when saying “I do”.
But this heirloom display isn’t just for brides. Your groom can also have heirloom accessories such as a pocket watch, cuff links, or handkerchief. These items will hold so much meaning to your financé and his family.