According to The Knot the tradition of carrying something old comes from an old English rhyme: “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Sixpence in your Shoe.” Specifically, carrying something old represents a bridge between the past and the future. Here is a “something old” idea:
Dress: Wearing the wedding dress that your mom or another relative wore is a wonderful tribute to the women in your life and depending on when their wedding took place may offer a fashionable nod to the past. However, if wearing the dress "as is" is not an option, think about taking a piece of your mom's dress and incorporating it into your current dress. For example, you could take an applique of lace off your mom's dress and have your seamstress sew it to a sash for your new dress. Or take a swatch of the fabric from your mom's dress and make a flower pin for your hair. The possibilities are endless and great way to personalize your look for the day.