Something borrowed, something blue. There’s nothing that makes a wedding more special (other than the bride and groom, of course) than the “something borrowed part” for collectors. It’s summer, the height of the wedding season, so now is the perfect time to look at items from weddings past. Sentimental, pretty and memory-stirring. An estimated 2.6 million weddings are expected to take place in 2022, up from 2.2 million in 2019, prior to the pandemic. The big events will also be much bigger. We have put together our Top 5 vintage wedding collectibles. Enjoy! And maybe incorporate one or two into upcoming weddings?
Did you know that wedding bands are worn on the left hand, fourth finger because it is thought that a vein directly the heart is located on that finger? Here is an early 1820s 14K gold lady’s engraved wedding band, $148. Photo: Rare Treasures
The white wedding gown became popular in Western cultures when Queen Victoria married in 1840. In Eastern cultures, brides often choose red to symbolize auspiciousness, a sign of future success. This champagne peau de soie wedding gown is from the mid-1930s. It has a label from Livingston Bros, San Francisco, and sold recently for $313. Photo: Augusta Auctions
The Lladro porcelain “Wedding Couple” figurine has been popular for more than 30 years. This figurine can be found in stores, antiques stores and online from $75 all the way to about $220. Photo: Replacements. Ltd.
Vintage Madiera ivory linen wedding handkerchief with lace hearts and embroidered rose buds, 10 1/2 in. square, $21. Photo: eBay (auzztinn)
Something borrowed? How about some vintage bling, like an Eisenberg bow and ribbon pin and earrings set, gold over sterling silver with Brazilian topaz quartz, earrings with screw backs, 1943, $938. Photo: Ripley Auctions