Post # 1
I have the other pieces but I’m not sure about the old bit. I know its suppose to be a connection to your family and I would love to have a piece of my grandmother’s jewelry but alas.
Does anyone have any suggestions and/or things they have done/are doing?
Post # 3
something of your mothers perhaps. or does a grandfather have a hankerchief. oh or something from his grandmother.
Post # 4
I heard that it is supposed to be something older than you and the old saying says that if their marriage was happy it will rub off on yours….
You could do anything from your family – a pocketwatch, a scarf, an old pair of glasses, one of your mom’s old necklaces or rings.
My great aunt gave me her mothers wedding ring (i would have thought she would have been buried with it…. but anyway – apparently she wasn’t and she’s giving it to me). I’m going to tie it to my bouquet
Post # 5
If someone in your family has something you could borrow you can combine it with your something borrowed. Charms are wonderful since they can easily be stitched to your bouquet. I carried a hanky that had been given to me when my great-grandmother (I was named after her) passed away. Another option would be to use something that your fiance gave you at the beginning of your relationship. Good luck!
Post # 6
we’re using my parents’ (and grandparents’) cake topper. a charm is a good idea, i know both my mom and my grandma have charm bracelets.
Post # 7
Well – if the happiness of the marriage of the person from whom the item comes is a factor, I’m not entirely sure I want something from my parents… or even my grandparents, for that matter. I will have to think about that. Even my FMIL (and FI thinks his parents had the ideal marriage since he had the ideal childhood) has been telling some pretty hair-raising stories since FFIL died last year. If I have to pick something from an older married couple who I believe really has a happy marriage, I will probably have to ask friends (thereby I am sure irretrievably insulting my family).
Post # 8
Thank you!!!! Older than me is a good starting point. I love the idea of having something tied into the bouquet, maybe a number of items. The first gift my FI ever gave me was a large lapis azul pendant that I wear as a necklace, but I think its too big for a bride, so to tie that into the bouquet as well (my something blue) would be quite nice.
Post # 11
i’m using my FI’s grandmother’s wedding veil which is 80 yrs old for my something old. i love it, and it’s in really great condition.
Post # 12
If you like the picture idea, Jean M. has picture frame charms that are super reasonably priced (6 for $12.00). They are here http://www.myjeanm.com/engine.cfm?iCatID=10363 and would look cute tied to your bouquet.
Post # 13
Also with the picture idea using a locket is a great way to show them off , and easy to tie into your bouqet or pin to your dress.Â
Post # 14
instead of a bouquet, i am carrying my late mother’s rosary and (small) bible