Post # 1
NOT or not planning on doing the something borrowed/new/old/blue?
I’m just not sure I really want to do it. I don’t really see much significance behind it.. unless my mom or grandmother had something nice I would wear with my dress that I’d be borrowing. Anywho the question is straight forward in the poll and I’d love to see your reasoning behind why or why not you’re doing this.
Post # 3
I also just did some more research and apparently you’re also supposed to have a ‘sixpence’ in your shoe… how many of you did this part as well???
Post # 4
I’m having my something blue because it’s kind of a default for me. Our colors are shades of blue and pops of orange, so I wanted blue shoes anyway. Something borrowed….eh, I bought a veil from my friend for uber cheap. I’ll consider that borrowed, lol. And something new…well, my dress, my shoes, my bracelet, my veil, LOL!
I’m whatever about traditions, lol. I don’t have a dad to walk me down the aisle, so Fiance will be meeting me halfway, so there goes that one. We’re not going to do a bouquet/garter toss….we’re doing our wedding OUR way 😉
Post # 5
Yes, I have to. My mom is British and is really fixated on the six pence being in my shoe! Hahaha I thought it was so weird, but if it will make her happy, then I don’t care.
My Old – Grandma’s wedding band
My New – Dress, purse, veil hahaha
My Borrowed – Handkerchief
My Blue – Hankerchief has blue embroidery
Post # 6
I think the sixpence is an irish thing. I may be mistaken. I have a lot of old/new things, nothing borrowed or blue. But i dont really care.
Post # 7
@MASPA: it’s part of the rhyme
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
@SillyStacey: yea we don’t have anyone English in my family so it’s not really a big deal. or at least I don’t think it is. lol I can imagine the day before my mom freaking out because I’m not doing it and then her rushing around finding the items for me. lmao
Post # 8
family is very tradtional.so i will have all of them. i have a sixpence from england and i also have a penny thats been blessed..cant hurt to have both!
Post # 9
I had the sixpence in my bouquet. My something blue was my garter, something borrowed was a bracelet and something new was my dress. I actually didn’t give it much thought.
Post # 10
I’m going to try to have them all, the dress will of course be new, my shoes will probably be blue, I will wear a jewelry piece for something old and my Maid/Matron of Honor is lending me her bridal hanky for my something borrowed.
Post # 11
@MASPA: Yeah it could be. I don’t know. Really my mom came to Canada when she was 12, so she may not even really know. She is so NOT traditional, but with this wedding I’m learning so much tradition that apparently she loves. Ha! It’s so weird to me.
Post # 12
I guess I don’t really see much of a point of doing it since I’m not English. lol If I was English, I’d be all over it!!! I just have recieved some shocked reactions from BM’s and other people in the bridal industry (bridal salon, consultant at DB when getting Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, etc.) when I told them I’m not really thinking about doing it. Just wanted to get other opinions on it!
Post # 13
Mine all just kind of fell together:
Something old: Earrings from my grandmother
Something new: My dress!
Something borrowed: my sister’s veil
Something blue: the something blue Tom’s
My family had actually never heard of the Sixpence until the consultant at the dress shop told us about it, and I am not doing it
Post # 14
I’m doing it for fun. Not because I’m superstitious or think it holds value.
Post # 15
I’m English but determined to have a non traditional wedding. So no something old etc, no speeches, I’m walking alone down the aisle, no bouquest toss, no cake cutting. Need I go on?
Its all about a simple ceremony and celebrating with family n friends
Post # 16
My mom was obsessed with me having all my “somethings” so I tried my best to get them all.
Something blue: my shoes
Something new: dress, veil, and jewlery
Something borrowed: my sister’s ring
Something old: that is the one where we kind of exaggerated, how old does something need to be to be old? haha