Post # 1
Hey, Bees! Seeking your wise advice:
My (extremely awesome and sweet) Future Mother-In-Law gave me the neatest gift this past weekend, a little “something blue” pin and a real sixpence to put in my shoe on our wedding day. The pin is lovely – a little rosette of organza ribbon that coordinates with some ribbon detail on my skirt, and a little silver spray of leaves with light blue sparkly stones (she knows I love things with leaves and flowers). I know exactly where I’m going to pin it on my gown.
I also have something old (necklace and earrings, one from each grandmother) and something new (veil and shoes) covered. I am wondering what to do, though, about “something borrowed” – and I’m pretty much all set with what I’m wearing. If it’s supposed to be worn on yourwedding day, I might need to see if I can borrow a strapless bra or something!
I know it’s trivial, but since my Future Mother-In-Law is so interested, I want to be able to tell her that yes, I’m covering all the bases. It occured to me that our family does have a cake-cutting set that’s been used in all the family weddings for three generations, and my aunt will be bringing that for us to use. Can that be considered my “something borrowed?” I know that the intention is to remind you to rely on the help of family and friends – so on that level, I would think the cake-cutter qualifies …
Post # 3
That’s what I did for my something borrowed – cake cutter set from one of my best friends. I think it was fine, and worked out great!
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA
I don’t know that it has to be something worn, but it should be something that is close by when you’re actually getting married… My something borrowed was a small ivory nail file that was my great-grandmother’s. I borrowed it from my mom, and I carried it with me in my clutch. We got married in a B&B, so my clutch was sitting on the sofa during the ceremony right by where we were getting married in the parlor.
Post # 5
My Mother-In-Law is letting me borrow a beautiful bracelet…
Post # 6
what about borrowing a brooch or something that could be put onto the handle of your bouquet?
Post # 7
I still need to figure out my something borrowed too, and where in the world does one get a sixpence? I don’t think it necessarily has to be worn but I am planning to wear mine….once I figure out what it will be. Probably a bracelet of my Grandma’s lol
Post # 8
I think your something borrowed can be a cake server..I do like the idea of puuting a brooch on your bouquet
Post # 9
My borrowed is going to be my Sorority Sister’s pins that I will pin on bouquet. Like this (But quills!)
I think it can be whatever you want it to be!!
Post # 10
Thanks, everyone – a brooch on the bouquet is a fantastic idea!
Post # 11
Not sure if you have your underwear yet lol but Victoria Secret has a Lacie Thong that says bride and it has blue trim. I was thinking about wearing these and incorporating that as my something blue. My dress of course would be my something new.
Post # 12
@JlovesM: Ha ha – the problem (in my case, at least) is that my “something blue” (and the rest) is covered, and I was looking for ideas for “something borrowed.” I think I’ll stick with the brooch … and wear my own underwear. For other brides, though, it’s a good suggestion!
Post # 13
I’m gona borrow perfume… That’s technically worn, but no one will see it
Post # 14
I don’t think you have to wear it. I’m attaching a borrowed pendant to my bouquet and we’ve also borrowed a cake knife.