Post # 1
I’m just curious do any of you just simply not care about the tradition to have something old, new, borrowed, and blue on your wedding day? I actually had no idea that people actually still did this until my friend mentioned that she made sure to have those items at her wedding. Come to find out after hanging out on this boards a while YES it’s still a big tradition. I’ve even noticed more and more people asking me which items I’m doing fall under that criteria (just today at lunch in fact).
I kind of don’t want my major accessories to be influenced by that tradition. If no one really bothers me about it I’ll skip it. If they do bother me about it I’ll make some charm thing for my bouquet I guess? or sew something into a lower layer of the dress temporarily?
So are you excited to be a part of the something old, borrowed, and blue tradition?
Post # 3
I don’t care about it, but my mom does. I voted that I don’t care, but I will most likely be doing it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I voted that I don’t care because I actually don’t have all of the items, lol. Nothing old, new wedding dress, nothing borrowed, and two blue sapphires in my e-ring. I guess borrowed would be if I rented my wedding jewelry…and old? No idea…
Post # 5
Not really, but in my cynical point of view: it’s supposed to be good luck, and in something that has traditionally had a 50% failure rate, I will take extra good luck if it’s easily gained.
Post # 6
I can’t vote because I’m in between. I don’t care about it that much, but I think it’s cute. I’ll probably do it, but it’s not a do-or-die issue.
Post # 7
yeah, I’ll possibly end up having each other items but not due to purposely following the tradition/superstition. I don’t really care either way.
Post # 8
I voted no however my shoes are navy blue.
Post # 9
@bowsergirl: +1, it’s cute, but not essential. Plus, in the US, we don’t even include the “and a sixpence in her shoe” part.
Post # 10
No, I dont really care, but I’m going to have them so people will shut up about it and stop offering me things every time I’m asked what they are lol.
Post # 11
I don’t think it’s a huge deal, but I think it’s sorta fun. It’s not as dumb as the throw the bouquet and garter traditions. I didn’t really do it to a tea, but it’s a fun idea.
Post # 12
Yes and no. I didn’t have a something borrowed until the day before the wedding (mainly because I didn’t think it was a big deal if I didn’t have all of the things), but by wedding day I did have all 4 by chance.
Post # 13
I don’t really care about it but I’m doing it. Easy enough since my e-ring is blue, my dress will be new, and I already have an antique necklace that I’m wearing. For borrowed I’m going to try to borrow my grandmother’s wedding ring that was also HER grandmother’s wedding ring, because I think that would be cool to have it go back that far at family weddings. I don’t know if I would have thought of that if not for the tradition but it would be meaningful outside of it as well and I think my grandmother will like the idea.
Post # 14
I think it’s a really sweet tradition.
Post # 15
I would keep it when it’s my turn to make a decision.
Post # 16
Did it for my first marriage.
Do I really need to say I didn’t for my second?