(Closed) How old can “something old” be?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: 5 years or older
    10 years or older : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Something that your mom had : (14 votes)
    47 %
    Something that your grandma had : (6 votes)
    20 %
    Other (please explain) : (6 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    1415 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Something old to me connotes either an antique or something passed down to you from a senior female relative (mother, aunt, grandma). 

    Post # 4
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I wanted something at least 1 generation old and preferably 2 generations.

    I ended up wearing my great-grandmother’s wedding band on the middle finger of my right hand. It was engraved with my great-grandfather’s and great-grandmother’s initials and their wedding date from 1910.

    That made it really special.

    Post # 5
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    For me the whole “something old” tradition is just this odd made up thing I didn’t think people really did til I started visiting this site. I think if it seems “old” to you, then it works. The ‘tradition’ only goes back about 150 years and is supposed to represent items that will bring you luck on your wedding day, so if the earrings are meaningful to you I say they fit the bill!

    Post # 6
    5883 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @All In: I agree. I don’t think something you bought 5 years ago works. It might work if it was from your childhood.

    Post # 7
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    “Old” is reletive, if it even feels old, then go for it. Its a happy lil tradition. :o)

    Post # 8
    2759 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think it’s relative. I want to wear pearl jewelry since my e-ring is a pearl, and just last week my Future In-Laws gave me a set of really nice pearl earrings as a gift. I’ve pretty much already decided to wear them as my “something old”.

    Post # 9
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it’s really up to you…but my “Something Old” is going to be my Mother’s Veil that she wore in her wedding! I am in the process of trying to restore it now & my “Something Borrowed” is going to be a pearl necklace w/ matching earrings that my Grandpaw gave to my Grandmaw yrs ago. I think if it’s something you had purchased before you were engaged or before oyu met your Fiance…then it can be considered something old. I guess you could say it’s something old from your single life & now that you are becoming a Wife…. it can be considered old! I think it’s totally up to you….whatever makes YOU happy!!! 🙂

    Post # 10
    11392 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My something was old was passed down to me by my mom. It was a pearl necklace & earrings. They wasn’t that OLD but they was almost ten years old.

    Post # 11
    4124 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    My Grandma recently gave me a gold necklace and bracelet that she had planned to give me in her will (morbid, I know) but she said she wanted them to enjoy them now.  They were bought for her retirement so they’re not that old but because they were my Grandmas I associate them as being so.

    Post # 12
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I figured that if it wasn’t “brand new,” eg, if it was something that I’d worn prior to the wedding day, then it was “old!” 

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