Post # 1
This is a little trivial but for my something borrowed, I plan on using my grandmother’s wedding veil. All of her daughters-in-law, including my mom used her veil on their weddings as their something borrowed. Since I was very close to my grandmother I intend on using it as well. Thing is, she passed away a few years ago. So technically, I won’t really be borrowing it since I can’t really return it to her.
I’m already using the diamond earrings which my grandpa gave her in their 25th anniversary for my something old. She gave it to me and specifically told me to wear it on my wedding.
Post # 3
@alyssa247: IMO, you’re being unnecessarily technical about it. I am using my grandmother’s brooch and I can’t return it to her, either. To me, I don’t look at these things too closely and i don’t feel like the true owner of the brooch because it was my grandmother’s for so long that I will always consier it to be her’s even though she’s no longer with us. But, if you’re that concerned… who inherited the veil? If it was someone other than you (like your mom/dad or something), then it’s technically borrowed from that other person.
Post # 4
@alyssa247: I think it counts as something borrowed. I think you’re being too literal about this. Lots of people wear inherited things as their ‘something borrowed’.
Post # 5
Absolutely and i think it’s so sweet your family has a tradition like that. We’re not close with any of our extended family so i’m hoping to start traditions like that with our wedding.
Post # 6
@PrincessBride27: @BridieBea: Yeah, that’s why I said it’s trivial. It’s just a detail that popped into my head as I was browsing through other related posts. I’m not really too concerned about it. Just curious.
Nobody really inherited the veil. It’s just stored with her belongings.
@Missy_Star: I have a large, tight-knit extended family so we’re big on traditions. And I’m specially close to my grandma because she was like my second mom so regardless of whether the veil is something borrowed or old or not, I’m still gonna wear it.
Post # 7
Hopefully you can pass it on to the next generation, making it borrowed in a sense – you are onky holding it temporarily until it passes to its next owner