(Closed) Something old…

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: How old should the Something Old be?
    At least a week old : (0 votes)
    Something you specifically didn't buy new for the wedding : (6 votes)
    20 %
    As close to prehistory as you can get : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Anything from when I was little : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Something handed down from mom, grandma, great aunt etc. : (21 votes)
    70 %
    other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    9667 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    At least a couple of years old, preferably more

    Post # 4
    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t think there is technically a standard for how old the “something old” must be, but I always interpretted it as something that was passed down through generations.


    My “something old” was the pearl necklace I wore, which was given to me by DH’s grandmother, who received the necklace as a gift from DH’s grandfather. It’s about 60 years old.

    Post # 5
    2542 posts
    Sugar bee

    My “old” was a piece of lace from my mom’s wedding dress that I wore pinned under mine. I plan on passing it (and a piece of my own) down to my future daughter or daughter in law 


    Post # 7
    1864 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My mom’s dress and wedding pearls were lost when our house burned 12 years ago.  She even lost her rings (had to take them off while she was pregnant because of her hands swelling) so I couldn’t use any of her things for my something old.  I wore a pair of super comfortable heels that I had bought awhile before for a fancy dinner.  They were under a year old, but they worked for me.  I don’t think it matters how old something is if you want to do the rhyme.  Could be just my opinion though. 

    Post # 8
    3420 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

    I can’t wait to wear my mom’s Lace Edge Fingertip veil. I swear that veil would run $550 if I were to buy it today. She made it and her whole dress and bag for $35 in 1984. I love it. Orginally she wrore it with a flower halo but I am changing it to a comb

    ETA: will post pictures when it gets made

    Post # 9
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My wedding band is my great-grandmother’s! So It’s from the late 30s/early 40s!

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