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

posted 11 years ago in Accessories
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My engagement ring has aquamarine in it… so I picked out a dress with blue details, and all my jewelry has blue as well.  And it’s ALL new, so that’s covered.  I don’t know what to do for borrowed or old.  I never wear bracelets, so I might try to borrow one from my mom or a family friend, but I’m kind of stumped for old.  I thought the something old had to be something I have already owned for a while.  One idea – I have an old locket that was my grandmother’s and my mom gave it to me a few years back.  I could have the florist attach it to my bouquet instead of a brooch… thoughts?

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

When I was kid my Step mom got married and followed it and I said then I would do it so I am its only 4 things,

My old is my Stepmom’s Mom Silver Clutch

My New is my Dress

My Borrowed is my Mom’s White Gold Diamond Jewerally Set from Dubai

My Blue is my Underwear

and I will have a penny taped to my Shoe!

Post # 19
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Blushing bee

I’m doing it, but only because it was easy for me:

Old:  a ring from his mum

New:  dress

Borrowed:  wedding jewelry from sister

Blue:  underwear from my friends!

Sixpence in shoe:  I’m taping a US penny to one shoe and a UK penny in the other.  It’s what you get for wearing open toed kitten heels!

Like others have said, don’t worry too much about it.  If it happens, great!  If not, I’m sure you have a lot of other traditions you’re doing that will be just as meaningful.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It’s not really me, and since we’re skipping a lot of other traditions, we’ll be skipping this one as well. I’m planning on wearing "something old", my great-grandmother’s ring, but that’s about it. I don’t think my marriage will be doomed if I don’t follow this tradition. 🙂

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My something old will the charm my Grandfather Louis gave to my grand mother on thier 30th anniversary — My grandmother pased away the year I turned 30  — it just so happens that my finace is also Louis  and our wedding day is 10-10-10  it all adds up to 30. 

Something new is the dress and the shoes

Something blue is my tatoo if i cant come up with anything else

Something borrowed thats got me — originally  was goingto borrow moms pearls but now I think i would rather wear my own.  Moms are creamy white mine are white ivory and purple

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m glad that this thread has been bumped, because I totally thought I wouldn’t do this tradition. But I’ve just recently realised that I will be, completely inadvertently.

Something old: My late grandmother’s sapphire ring, which I’ll wear on my right hand.

Something new: Just about everything. My dress, my shoes, my veil, my string of pearls, almost certainly my underwear unless I get too busy to remember to buy it!

Something borrowed: My sister-in-law’s wrap from her wedding (we’re having an autumn wedding, hers was in the Australian winter).

Something blue: My grandmother’s sapphire again. She died a couple of years before I met my Fiance and she really would have loved him; I’m glad I’ll be wearing the ring she left me at my wedding.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

old- thinking of wearing the same perfume my mom wore on her wedding day. does that count?? still unsure.

new- dress, jewelry

borrowed- veil

blue- shoes

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i want too but we will see.

i want a blue garter for my something blue

My dress is my something new

and i just need someone to give me something old lol

and for my borrowed i might borrow a pin for my hair from my bff

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I want to do it, it may be old fashioned but I think it’s neat.

My something old is my Gran’s ring that was passed down to me when she died — it fits on my middle finger.  Something new is obv. my dress!  Something borrowed will probably be my shoes, and I think for something blue I may put an ever-so-slightly blue coloured hair clip/pin in my hair!

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with PPs who said that it’s great if it doesn’t feel contrived. I wouldn’t do it just to do it probably. I will likely wear a sapphire ring I have since it is my birthstone and that will be my something blue. I haven’t yet figured out any of the others, so if I have them, I do; if I don’t, oh well!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think i’m going to do it.  🙂

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