(Closed) Something borrowed……does the cake stand etc count?

posted 8 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: would you count something hired for your wedding as "something borrowed"?

    Yes, even the venue, so no one ever needs to do anything for that one

    No, it has to be personal and sentimental

    I dont care, I wouldn't borrow ANYTHING

    Yes but only if I still find nothing else by the day before the wedding!

  • Post # 3
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    The something old/new/borrowed/blue is worn on your person. None of those things are even required and no one will care if you follow that tradition or not. Whether you borrow other items for the wedding or not is completely unrelated.

    That said, the borrowed item can be anything under the sun (that is not paid for to use) and there is no law anywhere that says it must be jewelry. If you aren’t able to acquire a borrowed item, it is ok since you will still be legally married.

    Post # 5
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Even if you have everything else, it is ok to not have something borrowed if you aren;t able to access it. Is there anything of your grandmother’s you can use that another relative may have inherited? Sometimes circumstances don’t allow for everything you might want but you do the best with what you can, so don’t stress if you don’t have the last item. You can still use the others in the video. Seriously, dont worry about it.

    Post # 7
    47341 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It  doesn’t have to be jewellery. If there is an old hankerchief of your granny’s or a piece of lace, you can “borrow” it from whomever has possession of  it, and tuck it in your garter or pin it inside your dress.

    Post # 9
    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m using my sister’s veil as my something borrowed! One less thing to buy! lol

    Post # 10
    1415 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Traditionally, I think it’s something you wear, but you should buck tradition if it suits you!

    Post # 11
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    Has to be part of your day-of attire.

    Post # 12
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I am not a superstitious person at all, and I’m all for going against tradition if it suits you but this is something that I’m definitely doing (meaning you need to get something borrowed not rented/paid for).  and keep in mind no one has to see it.  If your dress is long you can use an anklet to attach your mom’s ring during the ceremony and give it back right after.

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