(Closed) Something “old” — mom says this doesn’t qualify!

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

To be fair, I don’t consider two-year old earrings to be old, either.  Does she have a pair of earrings that you could wear?  Or a ring? Something?  Or something from your childhood/teen years that you could wear, or sew into the lining of your dress?  

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m with Miss Apricot and your mom…2 years isn’t “something old” =(

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree that the diamond earrings can’t really be considered “old”, but the brooch could certainly be considered both “old” and “borrowed” I think. It seems like the real issue here is that your mom feels left out because you’re honoring your stepmom by wearing someting of hers, but nothing of your moms. Why don’t you look through your mom’s stuff with her so you can maybe pick out something you like of hers? That way she feels honored too and you don’t have to “give in” to the things she’s suggesting that you don’t like.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you want the brooch to be your something old then why dont you let your mom give you something borrowed. It could be anything like a handercheif or locket attached to your bouquet. I dont really think your earrings are old either. But  you dont have to the “Something Old, something  new tradition..” if  you dont want to

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes, just let her put an old coin in your shoe. It’s worth it to make your mom happy, and no one will see it. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Glue the coin to the bottom of your shoe so it won’t hurt.  😉

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, honor her request if that’s all she’s asking.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I always thought the something old was something you already owned, not like antique.

It’s a rhyme, I’m sure there’s no age requirements on the something old. Do what you want.

If you do the coin you can sew it into a little pouch of fabric to make it more comfortable to have in there.

Post # 12
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Honey bee

Anything that is not purchased brand new for the wedding is old. So your mom is incorrect.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with the pp. The real issue likely is that you won’t have anything that belongs to your Mom, but you will have something from your stepmother.

Rather than have something  uncomfortable in your shoe, or glue a penny onto your shoe, I would make a little pocket inside the dress, easily done by hand with a little square of fabric or bit of lace. Whatever your Mom brings you can go in the pocket.

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