(Closed) Borrowed, Blue, Old, and New

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Post # 3
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I haven’t figured out all of mine yet, either, but it’s fun to plan!

For “something borrowed,” I have heard you’re supposed to borrow from someone whose marriage you admire; I’m planning to ask one of my aunts whether I can borrow one of the rings she wears (she is wearing my grandmother’s engagement ring so I REALLY want to borrow that, of course, but am hoping if I ask the right way she’ll choose it on her own!).  She has a strong marriage, and my grandmother and grandfather had the storybook marriage, so it would really be perfect.

For “something blue,” I’m wearing fabulous blue heels ๐Ÿ˜€

My “something new” is pretty easy since many of the things I’ll be wearing will be new, but if I had to name one I’d say the dress.

My “something old” will probably be my garter–I’m trying to make it myself using lace from FMIL’s mother’s dress.  Can’t bring myself to make the first cut yet but I have time.

Post # 4
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Something Old: a piece of lace from my great-great-grandmother’s wedding dress which I pinned to the crinoline under my gown.

Something New: my jewelry and gown.

Something Borrowed: a diamond tennis bracelet borrowed from my now-mother-in-law.

Something Blue: welllllll my shoes were purple, but the manufacturer called them “Midnight Blue” … but to be on the safe side, I also wore blue polka-dot underwear!!!

Post # 5
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I haven’t figured out my something borrowed….

my something blue: is a love charm that I brought back from Japan for Fiance when we were first dating. I have a matching pink one and I’ll probably tie them to my boquet.

something new: I’d say prob. my dress

something old: I think I’m going to wear a headpiece that my gma wore in her wedding.

Post # 7
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Something Old: Antique handerchief from my great-grandmother

Something New- my dress (does that count?)

Something Borrowed- Pearl Necklace from my mom

Something Blue- Blue in my bouquet and probably blue in my hair flower.

Post # 8
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have my something new and blue. My something new is my dress, my blue is my slip.

I may wear my promise ring as my something old.

Post # 9
255 posts
Helper bee

Something Old: Earring of my mothers made into a charm to dangle from my bouquet

Something New- my dress/shoes/underwear…. the list goes on!

Something Borrowed- Diamond earrings from my Mum

Something Blue- The blue earring in my bouquet and blue shoes


Love this thread!

Post # 10
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Here are pics of mine.  My old is a ring my grandmother left for me when she died….my new is my necklace and bracelet my best friend bought for me for my big day….my something borrowed is a pair of 1 carat white gold diamond earrings my mother is letting me borrow…and my something blue are 2 bouquet charms with pics of my deceased grandparents in them and i will pin them to my bouquet.

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Post # 11
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like the idea that the something old is something that was a part of a fmaily member’s wedding (that has a successful marriage) I will be using some of the fabric from my grandmothers wedding suit to make my garter.


Post # 12
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Old: Earrings,

New: Dress, shoes, bracelets

Borrowed: I will be wearing a button down shirt of FI’s, since he can’t be with me, while getting ready

Blue: Memphis Grizzlies garters (susprise for FI) and Blue “Bride” on VS undies


Post # 13
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@PrncssDva: That sounds like a cute idea! I may wear my FH’s shirt too.

Post # 15
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Something Old: A pin frame that I got at an antique store…I put my fathers picture in it and pinned it to the stem of my bouquet.  My Dad passed away so I wanted him to still be with me when I walked down the aisle.

Something New: My dress

Something Borrowed: Diamond silver bracelet

Something Blue: “Just Married” diamond studded panties I got at my bridal shower =)

Post # 15
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Something old – a bracelet my mom gave me that belonged to her mom. I had to get it repaired but my grandma is dead so it was important to me. I know my sisters also have hankerchiefs from our grandmas too.

Something borrowed – I planned to borrow a hanky from my sister with my maiden initial on it but I left it in the car and the ceremony was about to start. It was a moment I will never forget. My other sister ran up to me and popped out her 1 carat diamond earrings and put them in my ear (I have 2 holes) right before I walked down the aisle. This meant so much to me.

Something new – The dress! Everyone I know has used this as something new.

Something blue – I did the blue garter thing, had someone on etsy make a custom one for me. I also painted my toe nails blue, not sure if that would count or not but blue was the color of my bridesmaid dresses.

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