What was/are your something old, new, borrowed and blue?

posted 4 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@cindalu:  good question!  I’m still trying to figure out some of these things…  I think that my something old will be either a love letter written from my grandmother to my grandfather, possibly wrapped around the stem of my bouquet.  If that doesn’t work I may use one of her brooches on my bouquet.  My something borrowed….I’m not sure yet, maybe some jewelry from my mom or sister.  My something blue is my navy blue shoes, which will probably also double as my something new.  

Post # 4
2115 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I was going to borrow a beautiful blue ladder rosary that had been passed down my dad’s side of the family. Old, borrowed, blue. I asked my mom about it earlier and she said, “Well, if you were having a Catholic ceremony in the church, then I’d say yes. What would you even do with it?” Thanks for supporting our interfaith wedding, Mother. Love you too. Ugh.

Post # 5
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ooh, I’ll play! My something old was pearl bracelets my grandmother gave me right before she passed away, as well as the pearl necklace she gave me on my sixteenth birthday. My something borrowed was also my something blue: a beautiful blue rhinestone charm we weaved into my bouquet that once belonged to my grandmother and my mother lent to me. . 

As for something new? What wasn’t new, my dress, my veil, my HUSBAND. I feel like I was covered on that one. 

Post # 7
3093 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I made a pin that I put on my bouquet…old (charms from my mom’s childhood charm bracelet and my grandfather’s St. Christopher) new (new charms) borrowed (bee charm that I got from another bee and have since pased on) and something blue (blue bow).  The day of our wedding my aunt also gave me a hanky that was my grandmother’s with little blue flowers on it, and my DH’s mom let me wear my husband’s great grandmother’s wedding ring (it was so tiny it only fit on my pinky 🙂

Post # 8
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@icetea:  that’s a beautiful pin with an array of charms!!! Smile

Post # 9
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

Something old: my mom’s necklace

something new: dress/veil 

something borrowed: SIL’s bracelet 

something blue: shoes

Post # 10
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@cindalu:  although I have some time until my wedding, this is what I’m thinking:

  • something old: diamond earrings I received as a graduation gift from my parents, possibly a diamond heart necklace I received from my fiancé on our 3rd dating anniversary
  • something new: dress, veil
  • something borrowed: the bracelet that my sister wore on her wedding day, possibly a “bride and groom” pandora charm from one of my bridesmaids pinned insde my dress
  • something blue: my navy blue Kate Spade shoes (“Charm”), possibly some sort of blue bow inside my dress or on my underwear

Post # 11
1159 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@cindalu:  My something old will be diamonds and gold from old rings set into my something new-new wedding/engagement rings.  My something borrowed will be my mothers wedding ring attached to my bouquet, and my something blue will be our wedding date stitched into the inner layers of the bodice of my wedding dress.

Post # 14
2650 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Old: Engagement ring

New: Dress

Borrowed: SIL lent me earrings, necklace, and bracelet

Blue: Beautiful blue peacock brooch in my bouquet


I meant to put a penny in my shoe but got rushed that morning and totally forgot. Oh well.

Post # 15
8015 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Old: My late grandmother’s lace handkerchief.

New: Dress/veil.

Borrowed: FMIL very kindly gave me a Catholic medallion to pin to my shoe, which I used despite my feelings about images like that, etc… I must really love my new family, LOL!

Blue: My cross necklace, garter ribbon, and bouquet.

I also had a silver sixpence in one shoe, and a penny in the other for the penny ritual my Grandma taught me (Northern English country tradition).

Post # 16
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Old: The diamonds in my engagement ring came from my FI’s great aunt’s jewlery collection

New: My dress

Borrowed: My sister gave me some mattifying lotion to use on my face so I wasn’t shiny!

Blue: The garter I wore to prom

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