Something old, new, borrowed, blue

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Something old: Barn boards from my grandparents barn, as a guest book (we are making into a picnic table after the wedding)

Something new: Everything I am wearing

Something borrowed: Jewelry from my sister

Something blue: my bridesmaids dresses


I’ve seen a lot of people do blue shoes for something blue.  I’ve also seen a lot of people do an old handkerchief for something old.

Good luck! Sweet of you to think of this.

Post # 4
968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Ms_Dee:  Mine is:

Old: Charm from my Grandmother, attached to my boquet

New: Dress!

Borrowed: Jewlery from my FMIL

Blue: Shoes!


If theres not a lot of family here you could find something old from a local antique shop, you can lend her something for the borrowed, garter could be blue? or a blue charm on the boquet or hairpiece or almost anything really.

Post # 5
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Something old:  lace from my nana’s wedding dress as my bouquet wrap and another for my hair accessory

Somthing new: my dress, shoes

Something borrowed:  my mother’s pearls

Something blue:  my underwear (and possibly my pedicure, not sure yet)

Hope this helps!

Post # 6
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Something Old: possibly a piece of jewelry from my Nana (she’s 95) that I will tie to my bouquet

Something New: my dress, shoes, veil

Something Borrowed: I have no idea lol

Something Blue: my earrings (sapphire drop earrings)

Post # 7
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh! I can finally do this!!

Something Old: my bracelet

Something New: My shoes

Something Borrowed: my earrings – technically I did buy them, but from a bride who wore them on her wedding. So yeah. Borrowed.

Something Blue: my dress!!


Post # 8
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Something Old: Haven’t figured this out yet. I might look into antique stores to buy my jewlery, so that would cover it.
Something New: My dress, my shoes…
Something Borrowed: (Well, at least I think I’m just borrowing it.) My mom’s veil from her wedding to my father. It matches my dress perfectly!
Something Blue: I’m not doing a “something blue,” what I will be doing is sewing a green shamrock into a hidden spot on my dress, at the request of my mom (she stole the idea from Caroline Kennedy’s wedding, apparently)

What categories do you need help with?

Post # 9
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Squaw Valley

I’ve done a few different garters as Something Blue gifts for friends.  Etsy has some beautiful ones if you perfer not to make things.

For one friend I found a pretty vintage hanky from an antique store for about $6.  I had it embroidered with a blue “B” for her new last initial.  Another I did the hanky but just hand stitched a light blye satin ribbon/bow on it.

For Something Borrowed I loaned one frone my diamone tow ring.  Another I loaned my diamond studs.

The last wedding I was in we did a really cute Something Blue.  I bought Sharpe pens in 2 shades of blue & while we were getting ready, had all the bridesmaids and the MOB & MOG write a short message on the bottom of the brides shoes.  She loved it and it made for some great wedding day photos.

Post # 10
1696 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

New: My dress and shoes and pretty much everything else.

Old, borrowed, blue: My mother’s heart shaped blue necklace which I gave her as a gift when I was much younger.

Post # 11
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Old/Borrowed – We cut the sleeve off of my mother’s wedding gown and that will be used to wrap around my bouquet

Blue – undies!

New – Pretty much everything!

Post # 12
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m not 100% set on any of these, but so far these are my ideas:

Something Old: My mom was given a baby bonnet when I was born that you’re supposed to turn into a handkerchief for your wedding (apparently this is a thing?)

Something New: I’d like it to be something other than my dress, but that’ll be it for now.

Something Borrowed: I have a small medal/pendant my dad used to wear that my grandmother gave him that I kept after he died. Or that’ll be my something old and I’ll gind something else to borrow.

Something blue: Likely my garter, I love this one:

Silver Six Pence: My mom bought it for me, it’s from 1943, which is the year my dad was born. Yes, I know it’s not full silver, but the date was more important.

Post # 13
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

New: Dress

Old: the material from my moms dress is being made into my garter

Borrowed: My sash, my old coach is letting me use hers… it is beautiful!

Blue: The stickers that say I DO on the bottom of the shoes.

Post # 14
3833 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Old: a pin belonging to DH’s great-great grandmother

New: dress & veil

Borrowed: a necklace that belongs to my mom

Blue: My sapphire ring and garter

I also had a sixpence in my shoe! (Well, I taped it to my foot, since I did the ceremony barefoot.)



Post # 15
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

New- dress/jewelry/shoes/veil

Old/Borrowed- hankerchief from my mother and one from my mother in law

Blue- I have sapphires in my engagement ring, wedding band, and also in my necklace/earrings that I wore the day of

Post # 16
4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999


old: mom’s engagement ring

new: like everything!

Blue: I bought underwear but then found the perfect blue jewelry so I had lots of blue.

Borrowed: This was the hardest for me, since I had all my jewelry.  I ended up borrowing an anklet from SIL that no one had to see.

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