Anyone not doing something old new borrowed blue?

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Anyone not doing something old new borrowed blue?
    skipping it : (54 votes)
    40 %
    doing it : (57 votes)
    43 %
    not sure : (23 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    474 posts
    Helper bee

    I actually completely forgot about that tradition. I guess my mind has been on other little details. I don’t think it’s necessary. I think most brides nowadays are skipping at least one past tradition. 

    The old saying used to also include a sixpence in your shoe. And most people don’t do that. So, it’s not a big deal if you choose to not do it. Hey, one less thing to worry about, right? 🙂

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I didn’t do it. I’m not a fan of doing traditions just because they’re traditions. It didn’t make sense for me to worry about it so I put my attention elsewhere. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We don’t really have that tradition here in Mexico 

    Post # 6
    Member
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I’m skipping it!  Traditions for the sake of tradition almost always annoy me, so I’ll be skipping this one, the garter/bouquet toss, smashing cake in FI’s face (if he smashes cake in my face I warned him no one would find his body haha!), the bridal party will be seated at my ceremony after walking down the aisle, FI and I (and/or the bridal party) will not be “announced” and dance awkwardly into the reception (that one particularly drives me up a wall), the “first dance” if I can talk FI out of it, and not seeing FI before walking down the aisle (we’ll be doing a “first look”), I’m sure there’s a ton more we’re skipping but I can’t think of them at the moment.  I would have chosen a black or red wedding dress but my mother threw an absolute fit, so we “compromised” on a champagne one :-).  

    Post # 7
    Member
    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @yehyehgirl:  My e-ring is a blue diamond and I was already borrowing the earrings, so it was pretty easy for me to randomly pick out something to be ‘old’ and ‘new’. If it had been any harder than that I would’ve skipped it 🙂 Too many other things to worry about that day!

    Post # 8
    Member
    641 posts
    Busy bee

    I think superstitions are fun, so I’ll be doing it.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m doing some parts, but only if I happen to find something that fits it.  If not then I don’t really care.  My shoes are blue and that’s mainly because they just screamed fun. Mom is supposed to give me a piece of her veil to incorperate as the something old, but so far she’s forgotten and I’m not really pushing the issue.  The borrowed thing kinda freaks me out so I think I’ll skip that one.

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1994

    I did everything except something borrowed when I got married.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/226736/weddings-good-things-something-old-new-borrowed-and-blue

    @petalpetal:  It’s a bit harder to find a sixpence these days! I have seen online sixpence for sale and even shoes made with sixpence in them. for die hard traditionalists.

    I personally didn’t care too much about this one, but all my friends seem to! I have already been given something new by a friend who said I needed it. Another friend has offered things I can borrow. I guess if it happens it happens. I’m not really too concerned.

    Post # 14
    Member
    9226 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I love this tradition and I am definitely doing it 🙂 but I don’t think it is a must and you certainly aren’t a spoilsport if you skip it!

    Post # 15
    Member
    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m doing it but in my own sort of way.   My new is the dress, my old is a ring I inherited, my borrowed is the knife my fiances grandparents used at there wedding, and for blue I will paint my toenails

    Honestly no one will notice either way

    Post # 16
    Member
    4468 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @yehyehgirl:  I skipped it- was no big deal to me.

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