(Closed) Something old, new , borrowed and blue

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Did you have somthing old, new, borrowed and blue?
    Yes : (54 votes)
    78 %
    No : (15 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    1149 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

    @hamobride:  I did! mine were:

    Old – my engagement ring diamond (antique from 1860)

    New – my dress

    borrowed – pearl and diamond necklace that was my great aunts that my mother lent me

    blue – bow on garter and “I Do” stickers on my shoes

    i also had a six pence in my shoe 


    Post # 5
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @hamobride:  It the last often forgotton part of the poem.

    Its meant to be given to the bride by her father to be put in her left shoe to symbolise good health and wealth for the couple. Mine are only silver tone as they are QEII and are from my grandparents wedding years. I have’t decided which one I will use.


    I have two to choose from that were my paternal grandfather’s (via Dad), he kept them back in the 70s with alot of other old currency after the UK switched to decimal currency.


    I imagine it’s trickier for anyone trying to do this not in the UK/commonwealth country. But I have heard of other s using a penny or another similar sized coin.


    I haven’t decided on old and borrowed yet. Our main colour is navy so I have no shortage of blue; flowers, shoes underwear, iolite pendant and most of what I am wearing will be new.








    Post # 6
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016 - Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania

    I have quiet a long time to go before our wedding, but I am doing it.

    Something Old- an antique ladies’s watch pendant from circa 1900-1910

    Something New- my gown

    Something Borrowed- my grandmother’s wedding tiara, which my mother also wore

    Something Blue- either blue silk stockings or some blue boots

    I will also try and borrow a sixpence from my mother’s coin collection

    Post # 7
    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Old – my mum’a veil wrapped around my bouquet and ruby earrings and necklace she wore on my parents wedding day

    New – my freshwater pearl and cz chandelier earrings

    Borrowed – wore my mums engagement ring

    Blue – custom “mrs” garter, and technically Darling Husband since his suit and shirt were blue.

    Post # 8
    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014


    old- old pearl necklace from my grandma

    new- My wedding dress

    borrowed- earrings from Future Mother-In-Law

    blue- My shoes

    Post # 9
    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I did!

    Old and borrowed- the pearls that my dad gave my mom when she graduated high school

    new- my shoes, dress, jewelry (with the exception of my necklace)

    blue- an aquamarine ring (my birthstone, and my husband’s) that my paternal grandparents gave me when I graduated high school. My grandma passed away 6 years ago and I wanted a piece of her up there with me. 

    Post # 10
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    Old – My opal and diamond earrings and necklace that my grandma gave me on my 16th birthday. She received them on her 16th birthday (:

    New – My dress

    Borrowed – A hankerchief that I can wrap around my bouquet for when I cry during the ceremony, because I know there’s a 99% chance that’ll happen.

    Blue – My garter has a pretty light blue bow

    I also received a penny with a heart and the word ‘lucky’ engraved on it from the Etsy shop who made our custom cake server, so I’ll be carrying that with me as well. I’m getting married barefoot, so I’ll have to figure out another place for it aha.

    Post # 11
    4062 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I did! 

    Old – my engagement ring, from the 1920’s

    new – my dress and jewelry

    borrowed – an embroidered handkerchief that my grandmother made and is now my mom’s 

    blue – my garter

    i also had a sixpence in my shoe

    Post # 12
    6529 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @hamobride:  yes I did

    Something old: my moms pearl bracelet

    Something Borrowed: my headpiece from my SIL

    Something New: my wedding dress

    Something blue: my garter

    Post # 14
    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have no idea what my borrowed will be. Maybe I should start looking for that before I buy my earrings and hair clip.. lol

    Old-My grandmother’s brooch

    New-Gown,Necklace, Shoes, etc.

    Blue- Garter & Necklace

    Post # 15
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    It is interesting how the sixpence is forgotten.  I am constantly surprised with the amount of new brides that don’t even know any portion of it!  It is such a lovely tradition and hope it never gets forgotten.


    Something old,
    something new,
    something borrowed,
    something blue,
    and a silver sixpence in her shoe.




    Post # 16
    1118 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I couldn’t put a penny in my shoe, as I’m allergic to all kinds of metals and they were open sndals, but I did the rest!

    Old- I wore a beautiful old necklace that my Grandma has had since she was young. Actually, it was borrowed and blue too, but I didn’t count it for those.

    New- My dress, my undergarments, my shoes etc.

    Borrowed- a spakly, pretty hair comb from a friend.

    Blue- Earrings that my mom and Grandma found that matched the necklace.

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