What's your "Something Borrowed"?

posted 5 months ago in Traditions
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My poor mother was a little bummed that I didn’t consider wearing her gown, but she has this gorgeous, delicate skeleton – I wouldn’t have fit into the waistline of it when I was 10.  Then she was sad that I couldn’t use her veil, because the dress I lucked into was ivory and her veil is white.  But we can and will use the ring bearer pillow from her wedding.  Had to find something that wasn’t color coded or made for someone half my width!

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I love traditions like that!

I borrowed my mom’s diamond earings.

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

My BFF gave me a ring off her finger in the car ride over the morning of. Then for Christmas she bought me the exact ring so now we both have one.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

My main thing is a pair of Earrings from my Mum. They’re swarovski studs and they go really well with my tiara.

I’m also borrowing her petticoat, but that’s my something old instead 😉

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Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I want to honor both of my grandmothers who will not be at my wedding (one has passed, one is not able to make the 3000 mile journey to my hometown).

My something old is a pair of gold birthstone earrings my paternal grandma gave me years ago. My something borrowed is a gold necklace from my mom (which was given to her by her mother who passed long ago).

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I’m going to be borrowing my aunts set of pearls that she wore at her wedding. I was the flower girl so I want to try and recrate a picture of the two of us but now this time I’m the bride 🙂

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My Grandmother’s old Catholic hymn book. I’m not religious in the slightest, but my mom asked me to carry it after my Grandmother passed away, and both of them carried it at their first weddings. It’s a tiny little thing, so it will be another part of my bouquet and mean so much to my mom.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

What a fun tradition you guys started… I wore my sister’s veil as my something borrowed as well. She got married 6 months before me and her veil was so pretty and went with my dress too! Hoping at least one of our daughters wants to wear it one day too.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m planning on borrowing one of my grandma’s brooches and pinning it onto the fabric tied around my bridal bouquet!

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

This is my borrowed (old and blue) aqua marine ring that my grandma bought in Italy in the 30s. She gave it to my cousin years ago as a good luck charm to find a husband, and it’s evolved to an heirloom piece that is passed to the single ladies in our family. I got it two years ago and will give it back to pass to the next girl after my wedding. I am wearing it on my wedding day and it will be extra special because my grandma passed away a few months ago.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

A very bridal headband that my bestie wore at her wedding. I always wear headbands, so it was really very much me, but I think she wanted me to wear it as well. I wasn’t planning on doing the old/new/borrowed/blue thing, but it ended up that way. My underwear was blue. Hah hah. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My grandmother’s engagement ring (on my pinky next to my own) that my mom always wears now. My grandma couldn’t make it to the wedding so it was lovely to have something of hers with me.

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I’ve managed to combine my borrowed, old & blue all into one ☺️ These are my mums 18ct gold & sapphire earrings that she got for her 18th birthday. She’s getting them cleaned for me & I can’t wait to wear them.

Sorry about the quality & if the pictures big! 

Post # 29
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Newbee

nyebridemd :  that really is a beautiful tradition!

my FMIL has a gorgeous pair of custom made diamond chandelier earrings. The diamonds were previously owned by her MIL and she made them into a set. I’ve been in love with these earrings since the day I saw them. FI told her how much I adore them and she asked me if I wanted to wear them on our wedding day. In nearly brokeout into tears! Such a special moment. The earrings are huge, but I don’t care. I’m so excited to have a piece of my FMIL and her MIL with me on my big day! 😊

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