(Closed) something old… how old is “old”?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Haven’t thought about it yet, but your ring sounds like a lovely idea.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine was not that old, just something that my grandmother owned.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My greatgrandmothers watch. I think from 40’s or 50’s.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine will be the sash from my mom’s wedding dress, so it’s about 30 years old.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

25 years old.      It’s a diamond necklace that my dad gave to my mom the day I was born.  He gave it to her for me to wear on my wedding day 🙂   Luckily, it’s gorgeous.  Phew!  

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

lol um I was gonna wear a pair of blue underwear I already own as my something blue and something old…They’re about two years old…oops.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

The idea is that you have a special something (usually a family piece–jewelry, handkerchief, bible) that had belonged to someone else.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t think it really even has to be really old. Maybe just something that is by a couple of years and was passed down to you would do. But it is true, when I think something old, I think pretty darn old. Like Victorian or major vintage. 🙂 I think it is different for everyone.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am clipping one of my late grandpa’s tie clips to my bouquet. I would say it’s about 60 years old.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

So…is something from one of your family members not something borrowed? 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mine isn’t borrowed because it belongs to me now 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I don’t think it has to be that old…to me it means something sentimental that wasn’t bought specifically for the wedding. Mine was a string of pearls MIL gave me a few years ago. She had originally bought them for her own mother maybe 10 years ago, after her mother died she gave them to me. So they are DH’s grandmother’s pearls. His grandma was very important to him so for me this was a good thing to have, even though they weren’t *that* old. But grandma was old, does that count 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with mountain bride! As long as it has sentimental value, and you had it before the wedding, you’re in!

 

My something old is a garter I bought for my junior high school prom! So it’s only about 12 years old. 🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m using my mom’s vintage clutch purse from when she was younger as my something old. She loved the idea. 

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