Something Old, New, Borrowed Blue… What were yours?

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
29 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

Somethnig old – using a piece of my mom’s bridal veil to wrap the bottom of my bouquet


Something new – my dress


Something borrowed – my grandmother is lending me my now deceased grandfather’s ( whom i was extremely close too) dog tags from the Army to wrap around my bouquet.  Had he been alive he would’ve walked me down the aisle with my dad.


Something blue – my garters.  I have one traditional lace garter and I have a garter with my favorite team’s logo, the New England Patriots and a football charm on it I got from Etsy.  Both of these have blue.  Our plan is my Patriots garter will be the “toss” garter and we are going to have a mini football on hand and when hubby takes my garter off, he slips it over the football and will then surprise all the dudes and toss not only the garter but the garter on the football.  I’m stoked he was into the idea, he hates football, its me who is the football fanatic in our house


Post # 4
1560 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@itsm0nique:  I’m having a hard time with this!! Have my new (dress, accessories, etc) and my blue (shoes/garter) but that’s it!!  I can probably come up with something old, but what to borrow?

Post # 5
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I actually only have new stuff! 

Post # 6
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013


Something Old: My mother’s peal bracelet

Something new: my wedding dress

Something Borrowed: My FSIL gave me her headpiece to borrow

Something Blue: my garter

Post # 7
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

New- dress, garter

Borrowed- borrowing a necklace from my best friend

Old- earrings (though not sure if it really qualifies as old since they’re not heirlooms. My family immigrated to the US, so we don’t have anything like that, and same with FI’s family)

Blue- garter, and I’m thinking blue pedicure

Post # 8
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Something old: I borrowed a beautiful old blue necklace from my grandma. But I only counted it as old!


Something new: my undergarments 😉


Something borrowed: I borrowed a beautiful hair comb from one of my oldest friends!


Something blue: My mom and grandma took the necklace shopping and found earrings that match it. Which is incredible, that necklace is over 60 years old!

Oh and my garter matched DH’s kilt- ancient Mackenzie Tartan, meaning it was also partly blue.


Post # 9
954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


New; Dress, Jewellery, shoes etc.

Old; My mom’s anklets from her wedding

Borrowed; My mothers nose ring from her wedding

Blue; the boning of my dress was baby blue 🙂



Post # 10
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Old: my grandmother’s brooch pinned on my bouquet

New: my dress

Borrowed: my veil, from my best friend

Blue: a sapphire RHR gifted to me by my mom

Post # 11
1190 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza


Old: My mom is having my christening gown made into a hankie for me for the big day.

 New: My grandmother bought me a locket and put a picture of my grandfather in it to put on my bouquet.

 Borrowed: My grandmother is letting me borrow my grandfathers, great-grandmothers (my great-great grandmothers) locket with the catholic prayers in it.  

 Blue: Also having a heart cut out of a blue shirt of my grandfathers and having it sewn into my dress over my heart since he’s passed away.


Can’t wait!  I’m just one day after you – we’re getting close.

Post # 12
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Borrowed: my mom’s diamond bracelet

Blue: my garter and my undies

Old: the handkerchief my grandma had at her wedding – i pinned it in my dress.

New: – the dress

Post # 13
34 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

old:  a 1930’s art deco ring that my dad bought me, it is attached to my bouquet.

new:  my dress 🙂

borrowed:  a bracelet from my aunt

blue: shoes

Post # 14
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What I did…

Old: Pearl necklace and earrings that DH gave to me three or four years ago. Not that old, but not brand new! 

New: Dress

Borrowed: I almost didn’t have anything, but the day of my mom lent me her anniversary diamond ring.

Blue: my toe nails and my garter.

Post # 16
6194 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@Pinkmoon:  I thought that was going to be me! 


I ended up with all 4 about 2 days before the wedding, and not even on purpose:


Old: my stone in my e-ring, it was my mom’s.


New: my dress, veil, earrings, shoes, hair piece- take your pick!


Borrowed: my mom’s diamond bracelet


Blue: my underwear




I did tease my mom that I would borrow a pair of old blue underwear from her just to see the horrified reaction =)


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