Skipping old,new, borrowed,blue?

posted 6 months ago in Traditions
  • poll: Are you having something old, new, borrowed, and blue?
    Yes!! : (15 votes)
    33 %
    No, not bothering : (28 votes)
    62 %
    Other? : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    957 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I’m not.  I get it’s tradition but I find it a little cheesy.

    Post # 3
    Member
    982 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I didn’t do it and it had no impact on my wedding whatsoever (surprise surprise!) and the day was still amazing 😉 No regrets!

    Post # 4
    Member
    4046 posts
    Honey bee

    I didn’t do it; we’ve been happily married almost 40 years, so I don’t think it has anything to do with luck/superstition.

    My daughters didn’t do it, either. They’ve each been in a couple of bridal parties, and those brides didn’t do it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    marryingmichael :  I’m doing it because my dress is new, and my old,/borrowed/blue is my grandmother’s aquamarine ring that I’m borrowing from my cousin (she inherited it). So it wasn’t much extra effort, but it has a tremendous amount of sentimental value for me.

    Post # 6
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    6627 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2050

    marryingmichael :  It’s just something fun. If it’s not fun to you, skip it. nbd.

    Post # 7
    Member
    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    marryingmichael :  I’m doing this for fun, and the last part of the rhymd after blue is “sixpence in the shoe.” Most people forget that part. xoxo

    Post # 8
    Member
    134 posts
    Blushing bee

    marryingmichael :  I skipped it. I did have something old/borrowed (my grandmother/aunt’s dress) and new (shoes, veil), but I didn’t have anything blue until my going away (undies). I answered other because I don’t think that really counts. I didn’t miss it, and no one else seemed to either. I wouldn’t stress about skipping it.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1972 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Jeez, it’s really neither a LAW, nor does it require a “Yea” or “Nay”, nor does anyone have to be concerned about regrets.

    It’s JUST A CUSTOM. Do or not do, NO BIGGIE.

    Post # 10
    Member
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I’m not bothering with any wedding tradition that I didn’t understand from the get go (i.e. I had to ask someone what it is or I understand what it is, but it has no meaning for me). So pretty much everything’s out except the actual ceremony and dinner after. Food has meaning to me.

    Post # 11
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    266 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    2XMOB :  Sure, the first 40 years have been great, but what if it really kicks in for the back 40? LOL. tongue-out

    I think it’s a lovely tradition, but I’m not forcing it. If I find something to incorporate, I’ll do it, but I’m not going to focus on it. I have so many other things I’m juggling!

    Post # 12
    Member
    312 posts
    Helper bee

    I honestly tried to lol. Mostly to please my MIL bc she’s big on traditions, in the end I only had “something blue” and “new” but as for “old” and “borrowed” nope. It was a cute idea though, but with the whirlwind of everything else going on, that was the last thing on my  mind

    Post # 13
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    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

    No one has asked me about the something old, borrowed, new, blue tradition. I did think about it at first, but I decided I don’t want to bother trying to find these things, especially if no one cares or has offered to help. If you do have family members/guests who want to help you gather all 4, then I’d say go for it!

    Post # 14
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    4993 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I just had old, new and blue.  I think most people do it just for kicks, really.  I’d have worn old and new no matter what, obviously the dress is new and my necklace was my grandmother’s.  Blue would have also technically happened anyway – I have an aquamarine ring.  However my mom stuck a blue feather in my headpiece as well (under all the other ones) because she wanted to, and what do I care?  It really doesn’t take much, I guess, but I didn’t bother borrowing anything as I’m practical and I didn’t need to.

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