(Closed) Anyone not doing something old new borrowed blue?

posted 7 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Anyone not doing something old new borrowed blue?

    skipping it

    doing it

    not sure

  • Post # 17
    1417 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

    I’m not making an effort to do this.  It’s just kind of happening.  One of my colors is blue, and my shoes are blue.  I am wearing my great grandmother’s 50th anniversary ring which is both borrowed and old.

    Post # 18
    3263 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I inadvertently will be doing it. I thought about it one day and then realized I was missing my something borrowed. My mom then called later and asked me to come over for some computer help. She showed me her new jewelry box cabinet thing and she had a Kate Spade necklace in it that I LOOOVE. Turns out I’m borrowing it for the wedding. I hadn’t planned on doing the tradition buuut I am.

    Post # 20
    214 posts
    Helper bee

    i feel like i SHOULD, but i have nothing i want/need to borrow and nothing blue.

    my dress has embellishment so the only jewelry i want to wear is earrings + my ring(s) and i already purchased my shoes (not blue)

    so i kind of want to ditch the idea :

    Post # 22
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

    I did it, even had a six pence in my shoe as per the original poem 🙂 

    Old was a bouquet charm with a map of Sweden on it (where I grew up so my old home) 

    New was my dress

    Borrowed was a pearl necklace that was my great aunts that my mom lent me

    Blue was my garter

    Post # 23
    1646 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @yehyehgirl:  I put not sure, but only because I haven’t started doing any planning yet. I’m pretty sure I’ll be skipping it along with some other traditions like the bouquet and garter tosses. They can be fun for alot of people, but its not really my style.

    Post # 24
    1678 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i am definitely doing it, but it works out by default…i’m wearing a ring i’ve had for 16 years (old), my dress & shoes (new), my grandmother’s earrings (borrowed) and a carolina panthers garter (blue)…it just kinda worked out that way!

    Post # 25
    5658 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I suppose I did do this but I didn’t go out of my way for it. I wore blue “I DO” undies that my SIL bought me for my bach party, I wore a “new” dress, and I wore a double pearl ring that my mom gave my great grandmother, which was passed back to her when my GG passed away. That would be my “Old” even though it wasn’t THAT old.

    Post # 26
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I was going to skip it because it didn’t make sense to me. Pretty much all the stuff for the wedding was new, so was I supposed to designate a specific “new” thing? My mom finally asked what I was using the night before and I told her I wasn’t doing it. The morning of the wedding she called my upstairs and gave me a pin my grandfather had gotten when he was in the Navy. She said it could be my old, borrowed, and blue thing if I wanted. I attached it to my bouquet. It was a nice thing because it was meaningful. I probably would’ve said don’t worry about it if she’d tried to give me something random. Although, I would like to keep the pin on my bouquet so I don’t know if that really counts as borrowed anymore lol. 

    Post # 27
    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    @yehyehgirl:  my reason behind it is that he isnt going to have to defend me like the link i posted and we both have tattoos and if we stand oposite the guests can see both of our tattoos 🙂 i am no ashamed of them i will show them! 

    Post # 28
    7625 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I kind of did but I didn’t really do it on purpose. My Mother-In-Law insisted on borrowing me a blue handkerchief that she had for her wedding so if you can count one item as three categories I did it.

    Post # 29
    1812 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I did it all, down to the sixpence, lol! Old/new was already going to happen, and blue undies is easy enough to plan for. My something borrowed wasn’t a true borrow, but I wore a sentimental pin that was my mom’s on the inside of my bodice over my heart to remember her by/have her with me on my big day. My dad ordered a sixpence for me off ebay; I wasn’t actually planning on that part of the rhyme, but it was a sweet gift so in my shoe it went!

    Post # 30
    919 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @yehyehgirl:  I’m skipping it, only because it really doens’t have any significant meaning to me, and I would rather focus on traditions that do

    Post # 31
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

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    @Bracelet00:  +1

    Wedding is still a ways off, but I’m going to be doing this. Partly for the fun, partly because I am so protective of our marriage already that deep down I don’t want to take any chances.

    My blue will be my sapphire engagement ring. For old I’m planning to wear my great grandmother’s engagement ring on my right hand. New will likely be my dress (though that could actually be borrowed) and I’ll probably borrow some jewelry.

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