Post # 1
Out of curiousity, what is considered to be “something old”?
I bought a pair of earrings a while back ago (5years or so ago), not thinking that I would someday wear it for my wedding. But ever since I got engaged, I realized that it would be a nice piece of jewelry I can wear. Can this be my “something old” or is it too new? Thanks in advance Bees!
Post # 3
Something old to me connotes either an antique or something passed down to you from a senior female relative (mother, aunt, grandma).
Post # 4
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
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
@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
“Old” is reletive, if it even feels old, then go for it. Its a happy lil tradition. :o)
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
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!”