Post # 1
I bought this antique lace on Etsy.com and I am going to have a bridal garter made out of it. I love all things vintage and antique–and I can’t wait to see it come to life.
What is/was your something old? 🙂
Post # 3
I was supposed to have my grandmother’s antique pearl bracelet as my something old but my Mum forgot to pack it. So in the end, as I ripped 4 pairs of stocking trying to put them on on the morning of the wedding, my something old was a pair of tights I stole off my friend (her trusty emergency pair which she always carries with her “just in case”…
That will make a beautiful garter – will you incorperate the something blue into it as well?
Post # 4
love the lace, it;s so pretty! You’ll have to post the garter once it’s made.
My something old is my ering… I lost my original 6 months ago and FI bought me a new one for valentines day. Then I find my original this past sunday. So I’m going to wear them both, one on each hand, as my something old, something new! 😛
Post # 5
Just out of interest, how do you know it’s ‘antique’? Sorry, just seen a lot of ‘antique’ and ‘vintage’ stuff lately on Etsy that was rather questionable.
And I’m hoping to have a piece of my late grandmother’s jewelery or a special trinket for the day, even if it’s just to tuck into my bouquet or bodice. I would like something of hers with me on the day.
Post # 6
I’ve got two things, one from each grandmother.
On my dad’s side – a clutch/purse in ivory with silver threading, from the 50s. It’s been in our china cabinet since I can remember, and was given to me (along with the china cabinet) when I bought my house. I never knew that grandmother, she passed away when my dad was a teenager.
On my mom’s side – an art-deco style crystal brooch that will be part of my fascinator/headpiece. She had several of them, and left them to my sister and I when she passed away in November.
Aside from both of them being beautiful pieces, it means the world to have rememberances of my grandmothers as part of my day.
Post # 7
My great-grandmothers ring. It was supposed to be my something-borrow too, but then my aunt told me it was mine to keep 🙂
Post # 8
so far..the only “old” I have is the slip under my dress. I am hoping to find something more… idk…something lol. It just occured to me I don’t have a “something blue” yet.
Post # 9
This is a bracelet from my dad’s side (he is Chinese) and is a wedding bracelet, the symbol is the double happiness symbol and is for good luck. I’m acutally going to attach this around my bouqet.
I’m also going to wrap some pieces of lace from my grandmother’s/mother’s dress around my bouqet as well.
Post # 10
My florist is pinning my late grandmother’s brooch to the ribbons on my bouquet stem. My mom also gave me a small VFW poppy pin (a gold pin with a picture of a poppy on it, not the little red poppies that they sell to passersby!), but I’m not at all sure what to do with it. I might pin it inside my dress or ask my florist to tuck it somewhere in my bouquet.
Post # 11
That’s pretty lace.
I’m cutting a piece out of my mom’s wedding dress and sewing it into mine, on the inside. She and my dad have been married for over 45 years. 🙂
Post # 12
My mother has a set of Tiffanys pearls she got from her father from her 16th birthday. I will be wearing the necklace and potentially the earrings based on how it looks with my hair style!
Post # 13
My pearl necklace & earrings was my something old, given to me by my mom! 🙂
You can see them in this photo:
Post # 14
Thanks,everyone–I will post it once it’s done 🙂 I loved hearing about all the unique and different things you ladies wore. SO creative!
@BerryBerry: Yeah, that’s the thing. I won’t really know…I’m just trusting my gut. This lady collects a lot of antiques and they look authentic–and in the listing she said she wasn’t sure how old it was and that the technique in which this lace was made had to be from an old sewing machine. The seller said it shows age in discoloration spots in some areas but this lace was never used. Either way, I chose it because it was beautiful and I loved it! 🙂 I really hope it’s vintage, too–it’s not that big of a deal to me but I know what you mean!
Post # 16
I will be wearing my mothers veil which is def old since my parents got married over 35 years ago!