Post # 1
I had a bridal shower this past weekend and my Grandmother gave me the handkerchief she had used (actually, my Grandfather had to use it because he was sweating so profusely) on her wedding day. I almost broke down in tears because of this precious gift. But then I thought “What if I REALLY have to use it?!!” I will be wearing makeup and I don’t want to ruin something so delicate.
If I did use it, would I be able to clean it?
Post # 3
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
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
@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. 🙂
Post # 6
@julies1949: Thank you. I’m jsut afraid to stain it with mascara or something :-/
@GroovyHippieChick: Gosh, when did my Grandparents get married??? I know it’s at least 60 years old. It’s quite thin, made of cotton with a bit of detail in the corners.
@MrsJX3: I just may do this. I know I’m going to be a blubbering fool. So will FH but he won’t be wearing eyeliner…….hopefully. Ha!