(Closed) Something old etc

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
2170 posts
Buzzing bee

I’ve never heard of a silver sixpence for your shoe so I didn’t have one of those!!! I borrowed a friends veil so that was borrowed & old, my shoes were blue, and my dress was new. 


Post # 3
698 posts
Busy bee

Does anyone in your family or friends have antique jewelry you can borrow?  I’m borrowing an antique sapphire bracelet from my mom- something old, borrowed, and blue all in one go!

Post # 5
2170 posts
Buzzing bee

Does anyone in your family or Fiance family have an old wedding dress or veil and you could use a part of it to wrap around your bouquet? 

Post # 6
587 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I don’t think the dress being new is a copout. My dress (my mom’s) is my “something old.” I think the sixpence for your shoe is the traditional end to the rhyme, but it’s mostly forgotten here in the US. The first time I heard it was at my friend’s wedding this past summer. Her dad happened to have a silver sixpence and gave it to her. I was completely confused until she explained it and I googled it. I’m willing to bet she never heard of it either until her dad gave her the coin, though she would never admit this and I would never ask, lol. I don’t want to wear blue shoes. In fact, I’m not really a big fan of blue, so I’m struggling with that one. I was thinking maybe light blue panties, but even that feels like a let-down. I don’t like blue! Ugh, the struggle is real. Maybe I can find a blue sapphire (or, more likely a fake blue sapphire) ring to wear on my right hand. That sounds like a blue I can handle. I am going to borrow a pair of diamond studs from my mom for something borrowed. Usually something borrowed=something old. I would count those earings as something old if I didn’t already have my dress. It doesn’t have to be 20 years old. It could be 2 years old. Still “old.” My shoes and my necklace and a few other accessories will be new, so that’s that. 

Post # 7
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My new is my dress, shoes, veil and garter. 

Old/borrowed/blue is a brooch from my grandmother that I’m going to attach to my bouquet, and she also gave me a sixpence!

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Post # 8
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’ve merged mine together a bit. My old/borrowed will be a strand of pearls that were my great-grandmothers that my mom has now.

My new/blue will be this beautiful white gold and lapis ring my Future Father-In-Law and his wife ordered me as a bday/wedding gift. My bday is Friday and I’m getting married in 4 weeks. 

I like that I have things from both of our families.

Post # 9
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - Santa Barbara Courthouse & Nectar

Ask a family member or friend if they have something old you could borrow for old and borrowed? I’m also inclined to agree the dress isn’t a copout, but from what I’ve researched the new can come from the family you’re marrying into. Or you can get a new fragrance for your something new! And even though tradition is that they’re all worn by the bride, you don’t necessarily have to follow the tradition to a T. Something old could be a vintage car used for transportation, for example. Or it can be something you have, like the shoes you wore on your first date with your fiancé if you still have them (or when he proposed).

Check out this thread for some ideas, too: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/what-will-bewere-your-oldnewborrowedblue-items/#new-post

Post # 10
327 posts
Helper bee

Something old – I wore an old set of black flats

Something new – My mother made me a dainty silver wedding theme charm bracelet

Something borrowed – The pretty black beaded shoe clips from my mother that accent plain flats

Something blue – My wedding dress was a metallic hued blue prom dress covered in thin black rose lace

Post # 11
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Something old: The necklace I got from my grandmother when she passed. I am going to wear it even though it doesn’t match my wedding, because it is so important to have a part of her woth me on my wedding day. It is red and my color scheme is blue, pale yellow, and gold.

New: My dress.

Borrowed: I don’t have anything yet!

Blue: My shoes! 

Post # 12
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Los Patios

I am also using my dress as my something new! Can you borrow a pin or brooch from someone to use as your old or borrowed? It doesn’t necessarily have to coordinate or even show. You could hide it in the hem of your dress if you want. 

Post # 13
663 posts
Busy bee

Something Old: pearls 

Something New: dress 

Something Borrowed: shoes 

Something Blue: toenails

Post # 14
1054 posts
Bumble bee

Something old: my baby blanket from my great grandmother- I still have it and am having a small pocket sewn inside my skirt to hold it with me during the ceremony.

Something new: not sure. Probably my shoes. 

Something borrowed- not sure yet. I think my grandmother wants me to borrow something from her but we will see. I was also thinking of borrowing my bridesmaid/ sorority sister’s sorority pin rather than wearing my own- it will be pinned inside my dress.

Something blue: my earrings! They are (faux) sapphire studs with a diamond halo 

also never heard of the sixpence!

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