(Closed) Something Old, New, Blue

posted 7 years ago in Traditions
Post # 17
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Old: I carried a picture of my dad and I on my bouquet since he died when I was 10.

New: My jewelry.

Borrowed:  My cousins wedding purse that my sister had borrowed also.

Blue:  My undies.

Post # 18
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Principessa Bunny:  I think traditionally the bride was given these items, but I don’t think it seems to matter much nowadays how you go about it. Of course, I can’t assume if our relationships are the same, but if I’m certain that if I asked my mother/sister/future mother-in-law/future sisters-in-law for something ‘Borrowed’ or ‘Old’, they would be more than happy to lend me something.

My mother gave me a pair of earrings made with diamonds from one of my grandmother’s rings; these will be my ‘something old’.

I plan on doing a combo with my ‘something borrowed’ – a fine gold necklace from Mum and a pearl pendant from future mum-in-law to go with it; I’ll have to ask first, but no problem either way.

My ‘something new’ is something FH will be buying for me – my dress!

Haven’t decided on anything blue yet, though… What about you? What ideas have you thought of so far? 🙂

Post # 19
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Blue is one of my wedding colors, so I went with it in my look also. I will have blue shoes and blue jewelry. Some of my bouquet flowers should be blue too.

My something borrowed is one of my grandmother’s wedding sets (she had multiples) from my mom.

My something new is pretty much everything else: dress, slip, hairpiece, wedding band…

My something old, I’m not exactly sure. I guess my grandmother’s wedding set could do double duty. I’m also using a clutch that I’ve had for a few years now, so maybe that counts?


Post # 20
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Old: grandmothers wedding ring 

New: shoes

Borrowed: see item five

Blue : belly button stud 

And a sixpence in her shoe: a friend is lending me the sixpence she was given for her shoe for her wedding, so borrowing the last part of the rhyme.

Post # 21
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

Old- My shoes

New- My Dress

Borrowed- The Venue

Blue- Bridesmaids dress

Post # 22
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I am debating as to whether or not a blue pedicure would clash with purple shoes… lol  Any help on that one?


Old – charm bouquet with pictures (the old) of my grandparents and FI’s mother on their respective wedding days

New – dress

Blue – see above ;P

The borrowed will likely not happen 🙁  Seems like that’s the tough one!

Post # 23
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m just worrying about the items myself. Thought it would be easier that way.

Old – I’m going to ask family if they have something small of my grandmother’s who I never got to meet that I could attach in my bouquet. If not, I’ll ask my godmother for one of my godfather’s old handkerchiefs.

New – dress

Borrowed – Will be the same as my old item.

Blue – shoes

Post # 24
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013


old my mom gave me her diamond from her engagement ring on a chain OR my great grammas hanky 

new jewelry, shoes, dress

borrowed is my current sticking point. fmil offered tho! 

my FH’s dad died last week. I asked for / was given a blue shirt that I will have a local girl cut into a heart for the inside of my dress with his initials and have a larger backed version on a pin for my love to pin inside his jacket. I was stuck on my blue and he didnt want blue toe nails (might still happen). 

and i was sent a sixpence! 

Post # 25
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

For my something old, i’m wearing my dad’s wedding ring,

the Blue is going to be a piece of jewelry with a blue butterfly on it

new is my dress, of course 

and i dont know about borrowed yet, but i have some time to figure that out.

Post # 26
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Old:  Grandmother’s earrings 

New:  locket FH got me that he knew I wanted

Borrowed:  my aunt gave me the purse she used for her wedding,inside was her cute white heart hose (don’t know if they will fit but I’m going to try them on) she has since passed so it is very sentimental to me

Blue:  under-Roos 

Post # 27
1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Something Old: Jewellery my late mother gave to my Gran as a gift – it was given to me for my 21st (much to the annoyance of my younger sister!)

Something New: Dress and shoes

Something Borrowed: Unknown, maybe a veil?

Something Blue: I was hoping to get a blue sash to wear around my waist but I’ve been a bit lazy and haven’t looked yet…eek!

Post # 28
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

OLD My Mom’s heart/cross necklace wrapped around my bouquet (was given to her from her best friend as her bridesmaid gift!) 

NEW My dress

BORROWED My good friend’s pearl bracelet

BLUE Beautiful blue topaz earrings from my Fiance

I LOVED this part of wedding planning, I wish there was more 🙂

Post # 29
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Old: My vintage dres & my great grandmother’s e-ring

New: My wedding jewelry, including my gorgeous and (new to me) e-ring

Borrowed: Still working on this.  I was going to borrow my Mum’s handbag when I had a different idea in mind for my dress, but it won’t match the dress I ended up buying… I have 4 sets of ear piercings, so possibly a pair of earrings from someone.

Blue: a vintage ring I bought with a blue stone in it.

I’m debating about the sixpence.  I’d never heard that part of it until recently.




Post # 30
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Old – my diamond, New – my dress, Borrowed – my MoH to help me pee, Blue – a gorgeous ring that belonged to my Grandma. My MoH asked me what was borrowed and I was like, “You, to help me go to the bathroom.” She said “I don’t think it works like that.”

Post # 31
3419 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

I have carefully orchestrated my somethings –

Old – my mother’s lace edge fingertip veil. *swoon*

New – my dress

Borrowed – I am leaving that up to the universe. If anything, I gave my mom a string of pearls for Mother’s day that she could loan me in a pinch. 

Blue – Dude, everything! My ring, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, one of our colors. My garter. My shoes

The topic ‘Something Old, New, Blue’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors