(Closed) AA Brides… What is with the something old, something new superstition?

posted 7 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@lindseyl06: I say go all or nothing…. You dont have to do everything so visual, just as long as you know they are there, thats all that matters (If you choose to go that way)

Post # 4
1749 posts
Bumble bee

@lindseyl06: I think it kind of fun. I plan to borrow a right hand ring from a good friend that got married a few years ago. For my something old, I want to go vintage shopping for a nice old lace handkerchief or a pretty small vintage hair pin and for something blue, maybe something on my shoe. I could care less about weddings but this stuff I like. Have fun with it, you only get to do it once. Good luck.

Post # 5
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

For my something old I used my promise ring. For something new I considered it to be everything else. lol For my something blue, it was my petticoat. I can’t recall what my something borrowed was, but I did borrow a shirt before the ceremony to get my makeup done. Plus, I used my mama’s perfume so maybe that counts as something borrowed. lol

Post # 6
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’d also say go all or nothing. No one is really going to notice if you dont include these things in your wedding, only you will. Then at the same time, only you will know if you include them. I actually think its kinda fun. My new will obviously be my dress. My blue will be my shoes. My old will be my great grandmothers hankie. And my aunt is letting me borrow something. It definitley is all up to choice here tho. If you choose to include these things great. If you dont, that’s great also.

Post # 7
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Personally I would go all the way. You can have a great amount of fun with the something new blue old etc. But if all fails fall back on what you and you fi want when it gets right down to it it is about the marriage and not the wedding. Sure the wedding is great for details so do you

Post # 8
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Like some of the other ladies, I think it should be an all or nothing deal. I say that because of the significance behind having something old, new, borrowed, and blue at a wedding. Its the same as the significance of the women standing to the left of the man at the alter and the reason rings are placed on a specific finger. But if you don’t really care about the meaning or feel that any of those things are important or will have any impact on your life and marriage, I would skip it altogether. Its your wedding so you can do as you please. I wouldn’t worry about anyone else!Wink

Post # 9
44 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

Go all!  If you are going to stick by the old traditions you should do it all the way!

Post # 10
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I say all or nothing. I am counting my dress/ Ering and wedding band, and my jewelry as new, old is my baby ring (got it when I was born) that my late grandfather picked out and bought for me sewn to my garter. Borrowed is my sisters wedding veil, blue is my shoes 🙂

Post # 11
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I say all or nothing. 

Consider adding small accents to your bouquet to have something old, borrowed and/or blue.  Also consider jewelry and hair accesories.

By The Way – The first time I got married I did it but I don’t remember what any of it was. This time I didn’t do it but I did wear the same earrings I wore the first time. I guess that is something old – though my thought was that I didn’t want to spend money on new earrings when I already have a pair that matched perfectly.  I hope I didn’t jinx anything. lol! 


Post # 12
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Go for it and have fun!!!

Here are mine:

Something old: my grandma’s pearl necklace

Something new: my dress

Something borrowed: not sure yet! possibly my mom’s bracelet

Something blue: a blue flower in my bouquet

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