(Closed) Received my Grandmother's Handkerchief-Feel bad about using it, HELP!

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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45375 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Relax, you can wash it after the wedding with a gentle soap and it will be fine.

Or, you can carry it for your something old, but make a conscious decision not to use it and carry another handkerchief or use a tissue of need be.

Post # 4
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5083 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

what a beautiful gift!  I’d use it as my something old but not use it as a handkerchief.

how old is it?  what material?

 

Post # 5
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1342 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MrsHart2Bee:  I’m doing the same thing.  My mom and sister both previously used my grandmother’s hankerchief.  Unles it’s super fragile or falling apart, you’ll be able to launder it (gently) or a dry cleaner could launder it for you.  (make sure you trust them)

 

Another option is, have it around your bouquet and then have your FI have one in his pocket for practical use.  Then you are holding it but not worried about ruining it if you cry.  🙂

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