(Closed) Old / New / Borrowed / Blue

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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
1558 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
6810 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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summerbride2016:  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
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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
2803 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Old- I am trying to incorporate lace from my mom’s dress into a sash.

New- dress

Borrowed- ???? No clue.

Blue-there is blue on my garter

….where do you put the sixpence… Not really in your shoe, right?

Post # 8
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Old- a sixpence in my shoe from 1958, the year my grandparents got married

New- Dress

Borrowed- still unsure

Blue- my truly fabulous hand painted Doctor Who shoes

Post # 9
1558 posts
Bumble bee

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smoocheepoo:  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
4837 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
4837 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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smoocheepoo:  I taped mine with scotch tape to the inside of my shoe. 

Post # 12
548 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
643 posts
Busy bee

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
867 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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)

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