(Closed) Something borrowed something blue, something old?

posted 10 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Can you borrow a peice of jewlery from someone in your family? A braclet or an old pin you could put under your gown….

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I carried a hankerchief that was my great-grandmothers (and on top of that I’m named after her). I was so glad to have it too. I didn’t cry but it was nice to know I had something to dab my eyes with if needed. Good luck and enjoy it!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My grandparents passed away a few years back and I had their wedding rings tied to my bouquet.  I think a piece of jewlery (even if hidden) would be a good "something old"

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m using my mom’s veil as a tablecloth.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I had a piece of lace from my mom’s dress, as well a gorgeous diamond/aquamarine ring that was my great-great-great grandmother’s.  (Also something blue!)

I’ve known lots of girls who had some pretty neat "something old" items: family bible, a coin from her grandfather’s collection, a 1940’s hat pin tucked in a bouquet.  I even knew one girl who carried her dad’s lucky guitar pick (!!!) in a pouch in her dress.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I used a gold bracelet that my great-grandmother gave me when I was 10. Because of the style and who it comes from I knew it was old and it was special for me to wear something that came from her.

Family jewlery is always a great option. You could also have a simple broche that you can attach to your wedding bouquet. A veil transmitted through the family…

My aunt in law also gave me an old british coin to carry with me.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I got a funny idea from reading Tricia’s response — what about finding an old coin of any sort — with the oldest date you can find!  Could be an interseting thing to task to your groomsmen … have them compete against each other and whoever has the "oldest" coin by the rehearsal can present it to you to put in your shoe 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Humarock – that’s an awesome idea.  All our groomsmen would’ve thrown-freaking-down for a challenge like that, lol.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Haha- Yeah when I think of my groomsmen the first thing I think is competitive!  Anything to challenge them.  Now that I think of it – I might try to make a game of it "first groomsmen to get their tux sizes to us get a point"  "first groomsman to book a flight gets 2 points" … and whoever has the most points by the rehearsal will get an extra gift … hmmm I’m liking this idea! haha  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’m no expert — or an etiquette guide — but something that keeps being said over and over again on these boards is that it’s your wedding!  If you want to wear it – wear it, if you can’t think of something to wear – dont!  Put it at the table you will be sitting at. Ask one of your bridesmaids to hold it. The groom could even hold it!  Or to be honest – you dont need anything!  You can have something new, and something blue and skip the something old altogether!  It’s all up to you but here is a link to some info on the history of the phrase: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080126110259AA8E1th 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I used a handkerchief that was actually my christening bonnet as well, that my grandmother had made out of one of my great grandmother’s handkerchiefs. Does that make any sense? LOL

 

I eloped, so I wore a blue silk suit, borrowed my mom’s beautiful Mikimoto pearls and wore a new pair of gold and pearl chandelier earrings that I had bought myself the week before! I plan on wearing the same earrings when we renew our vows.

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