(Closed) Is anyone not doing a something new/old/borrowed/blue?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not doing any of it. I figured luck won’t make my marriage work, my FH and I will so I am going to wear what I want. That being said everything is new except for the pearl earings I am wearing that my Dad gave me years ago.

Post # 4
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I didn’t focus on the tradition – it just happened.  I wasn’t planning on making it happen if it didn’t happen organically though.

Post # 5
624 posts
Busy bee

I had things in mind but that’s about as far as it went.  It wasn’t until after the wedding that I realized that I didn’t do any of them!

Post # 7
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Honestly, I hadn’t even thought about it until I saw your post. To me, it doesn’t even matter! I don’t know the story behind it, but if it revolves around luck I’m not a superstitious person anyway!

Post # 8
1020 posts
Bumble bee

i don’t plan on following it strictly, because it’s not a tradition that i’m familiar with (i don’t even know what it’s for LOL).

Post # 9
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think it’s a must, but I think you’ve got it covered anyway Roxy.

If you garter is old, borrowed and blue I thin you’re good… I don’t think you need a separate item for each.

Post # 10
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m not doing it.  No reason why….I just don’t feel like it.  Seems like more of a hassle trying to find those things.  🙂

Post # 11
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Unless it occurs by happenstance, I’m not following that.  You sound like you’re covered anyway, so you’ve got the best of both worlds!

Post # 12
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Nope, not doing it  -don’t see what the point is.

Post # 13
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We’re not really doing it.  Unless you count a sample dress from the 2005 season as “old,” rented jewelry as “borrowed,” and my groom’s boxers as the something blue.  It’s a bit of a stretch.  I really don’t care either.

Post # 14
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@roxy821:  It sounds like you’ve got old, new, borrowed and blue all taken care of already.  However, it’s really not necessary anyway.  Our “borrowed” wasn’t something we wore, but was the kiddush cup we drank wine from.  I think that if it happens to work for you, it can be fun, but if it doesn’t, skip it.

Post # 15
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Definitely not required and many women skip it. I have no intentions of doing any of it because I am not superstitious at all, nor do I care about that aspect. I may have something blue just for giggles but it’s not one of our colors so it would not be obvious at all, whatever it may be.

Post # 16
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Unless it is something that is important to you and your family, I would say toss it. Having traditional things  (like that garter) are what is most important to me not living up to other expectations of traditional.

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