(Closed) Does everyone do the “something old, new, borrowed, and blue?”

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

i like the tradition but if it isn’t you i’d say skip it!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Not that big of a deal but i thought it was fun to find something for every category.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I didn’t adhere to the old adage of something old, new, borrowed, and blue. Well, not on purpose anyways. It just so happened that i had something old, new, and blue when my bm’s asked me about it, but I was missing the borrowed something. But like I said, that was totally unintentional. I know it’s a fun tradition, but I didn’t even bother with it for my wedding. So if you don’t want to worry about it, then don’t.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t think I’m going to do it, unless my mom gives me something old or blue, I’m not going to go out looking for stuff. Honestly, I don’t even know the tradition behind it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have new & blue (dress & Shoes).  I’m not sure how much effort I’ll put into old and borrowed….with 3 weeks left it just comes down to if I find something not meaning to I’ll go for it, otherwise I’m new & blue! ๐Ÿ™‚  I say just do what is comfortable and meaningful to you ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I lucked out.  The setting of my engagement ring was his grandmother’s, but with all new stones.  He totally rocked and selected sapphires (my favorite) for the side stones. This takes care of old, borrowed, and blue.  New is easy. However, if I didn’t have it so easy, I wouldn’t worry about it.  I don’t think you should stress over it; it’s not going to ruin your wedding day or your marriage if you don’t have something old, borrowed, or blue.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I feel the same way. It sounds like fun but I don’t want to get TOO stressed out over finding an item that fits each category. There’s already enough details to stress over as it is! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am so into this tradition and not really any of the others.

However, the old adage also includes a six pence in your shoe. My Future Sister-In-Law sent me the six pence and so now I must continue with it.

However, since my mom died when I was 16 I am not sure what to do about borrowing something. I might ask one of her sisters, who I am not at all close with.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love sentimental things, and this tradition appeals to me, so I’m working on coming up with everything!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I did this… but it turns out that no one but you (and weddingbees) care what the items are, lol. My dress/shoes/etc were new. My jewelry and veil were borrowed. My earrings were old, antique (Victorian) wedding earrings. I wore a bracelet with blue topaz. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

As an anthropologist I am all about traditions…but I think this may be one I give up on, lol.  To me the items need to make sense and not feel too contrived.   I have the new…cause I need new shoes!  And I have the old…my earrings are vintage…and I think I have borrowed.  My grandmother gave me a purse that is from her late mother. Does that count?  I have no idea what to do blue. no clue.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I haven’t even thought of doing this tradition and probably won’t. But then again, I am not doing a bouquet toss or garter toss either.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Don’t know if this helps, but I’m wearing my grandma’s garter. It’s blue, borrowed and old. And my dress is new, so I am considering myself taken care of. Don’t know if you can count one thing for more than one category, but it’ll have to do. Too much else to think about!

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