Something borrowed?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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236 posts
Helper bee

@cologirl:  I’m borrowing a handkerchief from my Nana that many of the women in my family have carried.  It’s not my style, but I am just going to tuck it into my dress somewhere 🙂  Maybe your FMIL could give you a small piece of lace from her dress or something like that? Something you can just “hide” in your dress for sentiments sake?

Post # 4
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42460 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@cologirl:  Instead of asking her for something specific, ask her if she has anything you can borrow. Tell her what you already have and ask for something to supplement those items.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

@cologirl:  I’ve seen brides tuck in necklaces or other borrowed jewelry into the wrapping on their bouquets. Do you have a clutch already? You could borrow an evening bag form her.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@julies1949:  so long as what she suggests is liked by the bride lol. Puts you in a tough position if she offers one item and you HATE it.

My MIL offered me a selection of her mothers jewellery. A diamond ring, a ridiculously old ring with stones I dont know, a pearl necklace, and a cameo necklace. I disliked the cameo and the diamond ring, but absolutely LOVE the old ring with random stones. So I wore that. I am very thankful she offered me a choice.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@priyawouldntwannabeya:  If you hate it and it’s the only item offered, you sew it inside the hem of the dress. There is almost always a way around every situation.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

@cologirl:  I’ve actually never heard that it has to be from someone happily married.

Post # 14
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236 posts
Helper bee

@priyawouldntwannabeya:  Neither did I! My hankie is from my Nana, she was married happily until my Grandfather passed away about 5 years ago – that’s probably safe right? haha

Post # 15
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4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I had two old and blues, a bracelet from my grandmother (were they “happily married”? Eh.), and mom’s wedding garter, and my parents are divorced. There are too many wedding superstitions to worry about any of them. 🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@cologirl:  I’ve never heard that the something borrowed was supposed to come from someone happily married. I would just use your mother’s clutch. My something borrowed is a sapphire ring of my grandmother’s- she got divorced decades ago but it really doesn’t bother me.

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