Post # 1
So, I got engaged three weeks ago. I come home today to find a card in the mail from my grandmother. When I opened it, a beautiful, very old lace handkerchief fell out. My grandmother wrote a note saying that 62 years ago, the handkerchief was her “something new” and now, it can be my “something old”. I freakin’ BURST into tears at how sweet and sentimental that is!! I’ve had a challenging past few months so to be reminded of how many people this engagement has made happy, it’s just wonderful. I have to remember that I am surrounded by blessings all around me – and every woman on this board is too – we found the men/women of our dreams – and we’re getting married!
What is your “something old” going to be?
Post # 3
Awwww. You are sooo lucky. You will cherish that I bet. Well … my fmil gave me a precious heirloom rosary and I adore it. So I guess that could be my something old … haven’t gotten to that step yet though!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Awww, that’s SO sweet! My something olds are both items I’ve had since birth — a handkerchief from my aunt and a pin from my mother.
Post # 5
Aww! That’s so sweet. My something old are some vintage pearls from my mom.
Post # 6
Awwww, that’s so cute. I’m not sure whether it will be my something old or something borrowed, but after my dad passed away my mom had their wedding rings melted down and made into a heart-shaped brooch. I am going to fasten the brooch to my bouquet.
Post # 7
okay so i teared up reading that, that’s so friggin’ cool!
Post # 8
That is soooo sweet!….just made me tear up too…
Post # 10
that’s amazing! I am definitely envious! Personally, I think it would be the highlight of the whole engagement for me (even though its not even over) other than of course that initial “will you marry me” part lol
Post # 11
Congratulations on your engagement !Your grandmother sounds so sweet! My “something old” were my grandmother’s pearls.
Post # 12
It’s interesting how some people are really into the traditions and some people shun it. Personally, I love them! Can’t wait to figure out the other “somethings” I’ll have!
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Yay, so happy to read something happy here! 🙂 That’s SUPER sweet!
Post # 14
I’m tearing up just reading this. That is so sweet.
Post # 16
That is really great! My mom gave me her veil to wear on my wedding day, its sooo beautiful. Mantilla elbow length. She has pictures of her getting married in it, and now I will have pictures of me getting married in it! I am so excited!
I don’t know what my other somethings are going to be!!