Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

posted 2 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I was just thinking about this! I wish I had some awesome old and borrowed stuff. My dress is a sample, but I don’t think that counts as “old” since it’s new to me. 

I have no idea what mine are going to be…but the  sixpence in her shoe thing i haven’t heard of– are you in the uk?  

Post # 3
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

TiaMP:  Old- my grandmother’s costume jewelry pin on my bouquet

New – pretty much everything!

Borrowed – Nothing 🙁

Blue – Shoes, Bouquet ribbon, my something old

I have heard of the sixpense in the shoe (and I’m in the U.S.) but didn’t do this, seemed uncomfortable!

Post # 4
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014


Old & Borrowed – my grandmothers wedding band

New & Blue – my shoes

Post # 5
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

old & borrowed: grandma’s pearls

new: dress

blue: ribbon on garter

Post # 6
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Brussels, Belgium

Old: Antique wedding band

New: My dress

Borrowed: Not sure yet.

Blue: I’m thinking about painting my toe nails blue. No one will see it, but I’ll know.

I’m getting married in Europe, but was thinking about using a penny too! A one cent euro just doesn’t seem the same.

Post # 7
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Brussels, Belgium

mchitt329:  I’ve heard of people taping coins to the bottom of their shoe. If you wear heels you can tape it high enough that you’re not walking on it.

Post # 8
6171 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

when my girls and I were getting ready, we came up with that i had the borrowed, new, old, and blue.

new: dress

old: great grandmother’s wedding veil as chuppah covering

borrowed: earrings

blue: sapphire pendant on necklace

Post # 9
1029 posts
Bumble bee

Old- family heirloom diamond ring 

New- my dress, shoes, etc. 

Borrowed- my aunt/godmother’s diamond ring

Blue- my wedding bands (they have natural blue diamonds in them)



Post # 10
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Powel Crosley Estate, Sarasota, FL

Old, Borrowed and Blue – my mom’s saphire solitare necklace.

New – my dress/veil

The sixpence, I believe is a GB tradition. The father of the bride tapes it in her shoe to wish her a prosperous marriage. If you go this route, I’d stick to taping it in the part of the shoe where your arch is, so you don’t have a lot of pressure on it 🙂

Post # 11
380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Cottage on the Creek


old – great grandma’s pearls! (my mom is “passing down to me” as a wedding gift!)

new – dress, shoes

borrowed – ??? I have no clue what. Maybe my mom will lend me some diamond earrings? haha maaaaybe

blue – garter

Post # 12
50 posts
Worker bee

I had a sixpence – a friend who could not make the wedding sent it for good luck. My sister said it’s in case the bride changes her mind and needs the bus fare home!  I just slipped it in, didn’t notice it at all.


Old – the shoes I wore as a BM for my sister

New – dress et al

Borrowed – FMIL’s pearl studs

Blue – my late grandma’s sapphire engagement ring. Both my sister and I wore it as our weddings as our something blue 

Post # 13
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2000

My old was my great-grandma’s hanky.

New was my dress

Borrowed and blue (and I guess old too) was my mom’s garter from when she married my dad in 1973.

I also pinned a gold heart locket inside my dress in memory of my dad.  He gave it to me for my 10th birthday.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  leahkate.
Post # 14
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

New: Dress, Shoes

Blue: I got those little Blue “I Do” Rhinestones for the bottom of my Shoes

Old: I bought myself a pearl necklace when we first got engaged that I wore.  I was waiting for his Mom to find something of his grandmothers that I could wear that would count as old and borrowed but she couldn’t find anything that would go well with my dress.

Borrowed: My friend gave me a dollar for the pearl necklace.  So I could “Borrow” it from her

Post # 15
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Old: my great grandmothers pearls

new: my dress 

borrowed: not sure yet 

blue: shoes

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