They say that it’s good luck for a bride to follow the old adage, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” You know this one: you go around collecting something to represent each adjective and you wear/carry/hold it on your wedding day and then poof! You’ll live happily ever after. Or, unless you’re me and you plan and plan and plan to do this for tradition’s sake and it’s not until you’re on your way to the venue the afternoon you’re to become a Mrs. you realize you FORGOT to do it. The wedding was great anyway and the marriage has been pretty sweet. I’m not too worried. Still, bummer.
But I digress.
What happens after the wedding day? Well, there’s a new catchy phrase that can also make your dreams come true: Old, new, borrowed, redo. Yes. Redo. That’s the key.
I’ve recently discovered this phrase; this “old, new, borrowed, redo” thanks to a set of three sisters who’ve begun a business that does the last verb: redo! A set of twins, Lindsey and Jennifer, and their older sister, Staci, are the masterminds behind a service that, in a nutshell, takes a special piece of clothing that may not have a purpose anymore and turns it into a memento that carries the original memories in a new form. Hence, the redo.
Bridesmaid Dress Redone to be Bed Decor Pillows & Lingerie
Bridesmaid Dress Redone to Become Throw Pillow and Picture Frames
The three sisters from San Diego successfully have been the fairy godmothers to ladies in need of cleaning out their closets and aren’t sure what to do with a dress they paid money for at one point. A bridesmaid dress that, c’mon, is not wearable again (but cost you $300 anyway, thankyouverymuch) can have a new life as a set of throw pillos. The fabric may not have worked on your skin tone, but oo la la, what a way to dress up the guest room bed! Or, the all-taffeta-and-lace wedding dress from 1986 that has only been sitting in a box, yellowing away in all its puffy-sleeved, turtleneck glory that could otherwise become, believe it or not, a cute and sexy lingerie set. Yes, these things are possible because Old new borrowed redo is a creative venture that reimagines these wearables.
The girls redo more than just bridesmaid and wedding dresses. They’ve recreated keepsakes out of flower girl dresses, prom dresses, mother of the bride dresses — anything that had a life as something worn can become a baby’s receiving blanket, pillows, and even a picture frame!
Oh, and guess what: the girls also do t-shirt quilts. This is a popular way to hold onto some of your memories via t-shirts that you can’t wear anymore. Whether you have a collection of old high school sports t-shirts or sorority t-shirts from every single event that ever happened ever (you know what I’m talking about), it might break your heart to throw them away or recycle them to the house rags bin, so relive the county win or craaaaazy date dash from junior year in the form of a warm and cozy quilt.
I have so many pieces in my closet (coral-pink taffeta prom dress from 2001 included!) that I can’t bring myself to just toss. But, there’s absolutely no reason to hold on to them just because I’m a sentimental fool (read: hoarder). This makes me a very qualified recipient of something old turned something Old new borrowed redo.
Formalwear Redone To Be Receiving Blankets for Baby
Here’s how it works:
You contact the sisters at Old new borrowed redo.
You ship them your piece.
You sign a form that basically says, “yes, have at it!”
You wait four to six weeks while the gals busily redo.
You receive a shipped all-new keepsake item.
Stalk them on Facebook so you can see the latest and greatest creations, giving new life to someone’s something old. It’s fun to see what they come up with and think, “Wait, THAT was WHAT?!” Very cool.
It’s always exciting to discover a new service in the wedding industry that can make the post-wedding blues turn into something exciting, so it’s an honor to share it with all you fellow Yentas!
Wedding Dress Redone to Become Lace Bed Decor