(Closed) Are you doing this tradition or not? old, new, borrowed, blue

posted 4 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Are you going to wear something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue?
    Yes : (33 votes)
    70 %
    No : (14 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    4497 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m doing it, but most of my friends who have gotten married didn’t do any of that stuff. I’m not really superstitious, I just think its sweet and I like certain traditions. If I didn’t do it I wouldn’t be heartbroken about it though, not a super big deal to me.

    Post # 4
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    I am doing it, because I think traditions like this are cute, and it doesn’t hurt that its a way to include a few special people in the day.

    I have blue shoes, because I saw them and HAD to have them (I love blue).  my something new is a diamond pendant my FI is going to buy me, and I am borrowing a chain from my FMIL as she has the most gorgeous jewellery.  I will also be having my bouquet wrapped with one of my Nanna’s old lace handkercheifs (instead of ribbon).

    Now to find a silver sixpence!

    Post # 5
    7564 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I didn’t do it. I’m not superstitious and it just seemed like another thing to worry about. 

    Post # 6
    2589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    I’m doing it, but largely by accident than planning. My dress will be new, my earrings will be old and blue (21st birthday gift from my Granny) – in fact, all my jewellery will be ‘old’, and if it matches, my veil will be borrowed from my cousin (saving £££). Sorted!

    Post # 7
    710 posts
    Busy bee

    I definitely will not. My wedding will be more celebration than ceremony, so the traditions just aren’t a consideration for me personally.

    I do enjoy these elements when the bride feels that attachment to the traditions, though! When there’s sentiment in the old, new, borrowed, and blue… it can be so beautiful.

    Post # 8
    9567 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I am doing it, my something blue will be my garter, my something new will probably be my dress and I want to borrow my mum’s veil from my cousin. Not sure yet what my something old will be

    Post # 9
    3918 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m doing it – and doing the UK tradition of the 5th thing – a sixpence in my shoe. We’re getting married in Scotland so my FSIL already gave me the sixpence.

    Now I just have to figure out how to have it in my shoe without it hurting!

    Post # 10
    1286 posts
    Bumble bee

    kinda, but  not really – just wearing something blue that both of my kids wore when they were baptised.

    Post # 11
    1586 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m doing it but I’m sort of cheating at it. My old, borrowed and blue is my mother’s necklace. It’s sentimental, I gave it to her as a gift 20 or so years ago and it’s her favorite piece of jewelry. It means the world to her that I’ve agreed to wear it.


    My new is my dress, shoes, earrings, flowers, pretty much everything else.


    I have a friend who wants to donate the penny for my shoe, but it comes with this hideous tzotchke that she says I HAVE to take (she’s desperate to get rid of it!). I might do it just for fun.

    Post # 12
    5065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m doing the sixpence in the shoe too. I love wedding traditions. 

    Post # 13
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m doing it – just trying to figure out everything. 


    Although my wonderful FI told me I could be my own something old 😀

    Post # 14
    6134 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m doing it. I think it’s a fun little tradition. My dress is my “new”, my sapphire earrings are my “blue”, I’m going to pin a piece of my Nana’s jewelry to my bouquet as my “old”, and I haven’t quite figured out my “borrowed” yet.

    Post # 15
    739 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m doing it, but sort of by accident. My grandmother gave me a brooch to borrow to pin onto my bouquet and it is old, borrowed, and blue! I’m also borrowing my mom’s pearls to wear that day. My something new will be my dress and my shoes. Didn’t have to think about it much, and I like the tradition. I’m not superstitious at all, especially since FI and I are doing a first look! 

    Post # 16
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @maganda:  I’m not doing it. I have enough to worry about. To try to find something old, something borrowed. I’m fine with everything new if it’s less stressful. 

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