Post # 1
The tradition of borrowing something is supposed to allow some of the luck of the lender’s happy marriage to rub off on you for your own marriage.
I’ll be wearing my grandmother’s pearls. They were a gift from my grandfather, who has now passed away. They’re a pretty special “something” to borrow… but knowing where the tradition stems from, I’m glad I’m not very superstious. My grandparents were married for 53 years, but my grandmother was widowed after a pretty unpleasant illness took its toll on my grandfather, and I don’t know how lucky THAT is.
Anyone else borrowing from a loved one, but sort of hoping that all aspects the “luck” isn’t really going to rub off? (I’m planning to focus on the love both of them had for me, and the long marriage before Grampy got sick.)
Post # 3
I am borrowing a pair of pearl earrings from my Mom. Her and my Dad have been happily married for 36 years.
Post # 4
Ive got my something borrowed from my sister and one of my bridesmaids, My earings Im borrowing from my sister and my veil Im borrowing from my bridesmaid. They are the only 2 from my wedding party that are married (well still married) so hopefully their luck rubs off on me!
Post # 5
Oh boy! I didn’t know it had to be from someone with a lucky marriage. My father left my mother, remarried, had more kids, left them and had a sex change. I don’t think I want that to rub off onto me!
I am borrowing her Michael C. Fina pearls she got YEARS after they spilt so they aren’t tainted right????????
Post # 6
I will be using my FMIL’s buttons from her dress and my bridal bouquet pins, they have been married for 38 years 😀
Post # 7
I borrowed my crinoline from my BFF.
Practicality over sentimentality apparently!
Post # 8
My sister in law. The necklace was one she wore for her sisters and my now other SILs wedding.
And I also borrowed a crinoline from a very good friend.
Post # 9
i borrowed my moms emerald ring
Post # 10
I borrowed my grandmother’s diamond tennis bracelet. She’s been divorced twice, but Darling Husband and I are still going strong after a year lol.
Post # 11
I asked my godmother to lend me a brooch to pin on the wrap of my bouquet.
I’ve heard a different explanation for why people do the “something borrowed”: it’s meant as a reminder that you still can – and need to – rely on help from your family and friends in your marriage.
Post # 12
i wore my best friends diamond earrings. i had totally forgotten until the day and she had it covered! love her!
Post # 13
A dear friend lent me the sparkly hair comb she wore at her wedding in 2010.
Post # 14
I was thinking of borrowing one of my bridesmaids short wedding dress to wear for part of the reception. Her marriage has been so so far at least. 🙂
Post # 15
I borrowed a hair comb from my sister who got married in Sept. It was a comb with rhinestones, tulle and netting.
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I borrowed earrings from a married girlfriend.