Post # 1
Just for fun! I was thinking about this last night, what my things would be… I have my dress (new), I’m wearing a family member’s necklace as a headband (borrowed – think Kelly Clarkson and what she did for her wedding), and I’m thinking about wearing blue underwear, but I’m not sure about the old one.
Did you do this, and if so what were your things?
Post # 2
I get married in 9 days and I only for sure have new….
- something borrowed if I wear my friends shoes (if not I’ll borrow a penny & put it in my shoes)
- Old???? Ahhh.
- Blue? do my eyes count? If not then my underwear
Post # 3
- Old was a hankerchief that my mother got when I was a baby (it was tacked into a bonnet)
- New was my dress
- Borrowed was my mother’s pearl necklace that she got from my grandmother after her death
- Blue was my garter
- And, with the hankie came a sixpence for my shoe
This time, I’m not worrying with the old tradition since I’ve been through it once.
Post # 4
New – dress, shoes, necklace, earrings…almost everything…haha!
Old – My right hand ring that I wear everyday, it was my great grandmother’s then my Mom’s and now mine.
Blue – garter
Borrowed – hmmm…that one I’ll have to ponder! Maybe my mom has a pair of diamond stud’s for my second earring hole I can wear?
Post # 5
old – make it an older penny, like a wheat one. Easy to double down on stuff.
old – grandma’s pearls (mine now for years, so not borrowed)
new – dress, petticoat, shoes, wedding band, you get the idea.
borrowed – don’t remember anything, so probably didn’t do this one.
blue – tiny blue feather among my orange feathered headpiece (mom’s idea, I wasn’t fussed over it) plus my engagement ring is aquamarine.
Post # 6
Old-my godmother/aunty’s something Jewelry, leaving it up to my Mam. Maybe stu I can wear in my second ear holes. (She passed away a couple of years ago)
new-wedding dress, shoes
borrowed-best friend’s veil
blue-my sapphire e-ring
Post # 7
Old- I am trying to incorporate lace from my mom’s dress into a sash.
Borrowed- ???? No clue.
Blue-there is blue on my garter
….where do you put the sixpence… Not really in your shoe, right?
Post # 8
Old- a sixpence in my shoe from 1958, the year my grandparents got married
Borrowed- still unsure
Blue- my truly fabulous hand painted Doctor Who shoes
Post # 9
I had it tucked in my shoe, secured with a piece of silk bandage tape and it came out as SOON as the ceremony was over so I could dance.
Post # 10
Old – pin from DH’s great aunt
New – Dress
Borrowed – necklace from my mother
Blue – garter and bracelet
I also had a “sixpence in my shoe”!
Post # 11
I taped mine with scotch tape to the inside of my shoe.
Post # 12
- Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza
In my first wedding, I did:
new: dress (like you)
borrowed: a pearl bracelet from my Mom
old: my grandmother’s earrings
blue: my sister added tiny sparkly blue gems to a tiara that was worn with my veil
For a wedding I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man at, I lent (for a something borrowed) an aquamarine ring to my friend, the bride. The sentiment was that she was not just borrowing jewelry, but that in the grander scheme of life, she was open to borrowing anything she needed from me, as a friend, on her new ‘adventure’ of marriage – whether it be strength, love, etc.
For my upcoming wedding? Not sure…. I’m hoping to maybe borrow a fur stole from my Mom since it will be a winter wedding. For something old, an antique pearl and amethyst ring from my other grandmother . For something new – well, there’ll be a lot new. For something blue, I’ll leave that up to possibilities opening themselves until then.
I love this tradition!
Post # 13
I had –
Old – bought an antique handkerchief from eBay and wrapped it around the stem of my bouquet
New – dress
Borrowed – a ring from my mum
Blue – Necklace
Over here, the rhyme ends “…and a silver sixpence for her shoe” – I got that from eBay too
Post # 14
Old – Lace doily crocheted by my great grandma, wrapped around my bouquet
New – Anklet gifted to me by my aunt the day before the wedding
Borrowed – RHR from my Bff
Blue – DH’s “Best Woman” gave me a handerchief that she’d had embroidered with our wedding date and a little blue heart
Silver Sixpence in Her Left Shoe – I gave one to SIL at her wedding (1 month before ours) and she gave it back for ours, just waiting for someone else to get married so we can share the love! It was taped into the shoe and I didn’t even feel it!
Post # 15
Old – My grandmother’s necklace (as soon as my mother digs it out!). I should add that it’s 50 years old this year.
New – My dress, of course! 🙂
Borrowed – Does a ring pillow that was used by my future SIL count? I’m still debating about that one.
Blue – I will be tying on a blue ribbon onto my garter (some blue in the tartan but hard to see)