Post # 1
For a long time, I’ve known my something borrowed was going to be my maternal grandmother’s pearls. My mum’s mum died when Mum was a teenager, so I never got to meet her. Mum suggested I could borrow her pearls (which Mum inherited) to wear with the dress. She was adamant they shouldn’t be my something old because I’ll be giving them back.
So I was thinking about other jewellery to wear with my dress; specifically I’ve been looking at earrings. I suddenly had a thought and sent my aunt a text to see whether she had any of my granny (my Dad’s mum)’s jewellery. Granny died when I was 5 and I wanted to have something of both of my grandmothers with me on the day.
My aunt came for lunch yesterday and brought 3 sets of pearl earrings with her – I’ve got to choose which I’d like. Then she told me that whichever ones I decide to wear she wants me to keep because Granny would have wanted me to.
I have to admit, there were some tears!
All of my somethings are:
Old – Granny’s pearl earrings
New – Hair combs
Borrowed – Mum’s mum’s pearls
Blue – a charm on my bracelet, given to me by Mr CL about 9 or 10 years ago
Plus a silver sixpence in my shoe, given to me by my dad
Who else is including this tradition in their wedding?
Post # 3
My something oldis my enagegement ring
My something borrowed is my veil from FMIL.
My something blue is the blue lace on my thigh highs(FI wanted me to go a sexy route underneath my dress)
My something newis my jewelry and hair accessory thingyI
Post # 4
@wisher558: My fiancée’s e-ring was made new from rings that were my mom’s and grandma’s, and some other gold my family contributed (earrings that had lost their mates, etc) and a new sapphire. It’s old, new, and blue. She just needs to borrow something – perhaps I’ll lend her my love of attention. 😛
Also, where does one find a sixpence! LOVE IT!
Post # 5
You could try ebay.
I know here in the UK they are easy to find though I have heard of people substituting other coins such as a similar sized coin of local currancy or from the country their familiy originated from.
EDIT: If you find one minted before about 1920 they are also made from 925 silver
Post # 6
@wisher558: Those are lovely somethings!
@Duncan: I love that her ring has been made from loved ones’ jewellery. In terms of the sixpence, mine is one my Dad had from when he was a kid (he was born in 1963 and they went out after decimalisation in 1971). I’d recommend ebay if you’re not from the UK; they’re not too expensive. Sixpences are supposed to be lucky and I always cook one into my Christmas pudding too!
Post # 7
@clumsylawyer: I’ve found there are tons on eBay, and there is actually a website that sells nothing but sixpences!
Post # 8
@clumsylawyer: How lovely! I’m wearing my grandmother’s gold and pearl bracelet as my something old (my sister borrowed it for her wedding). I don’t have a something borrowed yet, it’s a bit of a hard one because I don’t really want to ask someone for something…