Post # 1
So I want to do the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” for my wedding day. My veil will probably be my something new, my underwear will be my something blue, I’m borrowing a barrette from my sister for my something borrowed, but I’m wondering how old my something old should be? Can it just be something I’ve owned for many years, or should it be something ooooollllddd? Lol
Post # 2
I think many years is sufficient. I used grandma’s pearls, so obviously older, but if my husband had given me a nice something-or-other when we started dating, 9 years before, I’d imagine that would count as well.
Post # 3
I think anything you’ve had for a while and didn’t purchase or obtain specifically with your wedding in mind. The last time I was in a wedding, my friend’s “something old” was a necklace her grandmother had given her for her 21st birthday. It was only 6 years old, but it fit the bill for her. It doesn’t have to be, like, an ancient Roman coin or something haha.
Post # 4
My interpretation would be something that could have been used at my parents wedding- so something from the 80s in my case. It’s not a hard and fasts rule though.
Mine is a piece of jewelry that belonged to my great great grandmother. It’s quite literally a century old.
Post # 5
I kind of had 3 somethings old lol – I wore a pair of earrings that DH had gifted me in the early years of our relationship (probably around 7 or 8 years old), I had a handkerchief tucked inside my dress from my nan (it was her grandmother’s – my nan tucked it into her dress on her wedding day and asked if I wanted to do the same) and I also wore my step mother’s veil (which was almost 10 years old). The latter two also counted as something borrowed, as I returned them to their respective owners afterwards.
Post # 6
I love that you wanted to wear something from your step mother. I only have step children, 4 of them, and I’m hoping the youngest might use something on mine when she gets married someday.
Post # 7
As the tradition of using something old comes from the desire to have a connection to past generations, I think the point is that you’re using something from at least one generation ago. For instance something that belonged to (or is as old as) a parent.
Post # 8
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there will be several things in my outfit that could count as my something old if it can be something that I’ve owned a while or something that is chronologically old but did not originate from within my family, it matters what I choose as my “old” item though because I want to get a picture of the 4 items together. Here are my options from top to bottom: my jewellery will all be jewellery that I’ve owned for years, since I was a child/teenager, and that was made by my father. I do have a necklace that was my great grandmother’s but I think I like the look of other ones better. I have a vintage fur that I plan to wear on my shoulders. My dress itself is made entirely from vintage and second hand fabrics. And my shoes will be boots I’ve owned for several years. So I have several things that are old but I need to choose one for the picture I want to take for my scrapbook.
Post # 9
I wore the blue garter that my mum wore at her wedding. It was ugly and we giggled about it beforehand, but it covered old, borrowed, and blue all in one!! I whipped it off quickly before DH saw it though.
Post # 10
My something old is this pair of gold earrings my grandfather bought for my grandma 30 years ago. She gave them to me at Christmas last year because I always “played dress up” with her jewelry and would wear them. It’s especially important to me now, because my grandfather passed two weeks ago. Even if they aren’t my style, they’ll be worn and they’ll be perfect 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2016 - Los Angeles
I used my husbands parents lazzo inn the wedding ceremony. It meant alot it made my wedding day special to me and to my mother-in-law.