Post # 1
What did you ladies have as your something old, new, borrowed, and blue on your wedding day??
My best friend is getting married in a few weeks and I’m her Maid/Matron of Honor. She a very traditional girl and doesn’t have alot of family here so I don’t want this tradition being overlooked. But I’m struggling to find something to fit in each of these categories.
Post # 3
Something old: Barn boards from my grandparents barn, as a guest book (we are making into a picnic table after the wedding)
Something new: Everything I am wearing
Something borrowed: Jewelry from my sister
Something blue: my bridesmaids dresses
I’ve seen a lot of people do blue shoes for something blue. I’ve also seen a lot of people do an old handkerchief for something old.
Good luck! Sweet of you to think of this.
Post # 4
@Ms_Dee: Mine is:
Old: Charm from my Grandmother, attached to my boquet
Borrowed: Jewlery from my Future Mother-In-Law
If theres not a lot of family here you could find something old from a local antique shop, you can lend her something for the borrowed, garter could be blue? or a blue charm on the boquet or hairpiece or almost anything really.
Post # 5
Something old: lace from my nana’s wedding dress as my bouquet wrap and another for my hair accessory
Somthing new: my dress, shoes
Something borrowed: my mother’s pearls
Something blue: my underwear (and possibly my pedicure, not sure yet)
Hope this helps!
Post # 6
Something Old: possibly a piece of jewelry from my Nana (she’s 95) that I will tie to my bouquet
Something New: my dress, shoes, veil
Something Borrowed: I have no idea lol
Something Blue: my earrings (sapphire drop earrings)
Post # 7
Oh! I can finally do this!!
Something Old: my bracelet
Something New: My shoes
Something Borrowed: my earrings – technically I did buy them, but from a bride who wore them on her wedding. So yeah. Borrowed.
Something Blue: my dress!!
Post # 8
Something Old: Haven’t figured this out yet. I might look into antique stores to buy my jewlery, so that would cover it.
Something New: My dress, my shoes…
Something Borrowed: (Well, at least I think I’m just borrowing it.) My mom’s veil from her wedding to my father. It matches my dress perfectly!
Something Blue: I’m not doing a “something blue,” what I will be doing is sewing a green shamrock into a hidden spot on my dress, at the request of my mom (she stole the idea from Caroline Kennedy’s wedding, apparently)
What categories do you need help with?
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Squaw Valley
I’ve done a few different garters as Something Blue gifts for friends. Etsy has some beautiful ones if you perfer not to make things.
For one friend I found a pretty vintage hanky from an antique store for about $6. I had it embroidered with a blue “B” for her new last initial. Another I did the hanky but just hand stitched a light blye satin ribbon/bow on it.
For Something Borrowed I loaned one frone my diamone tow ring. Another I loaned my diamond studs.
The last wedding I was in we did a really cute Something Blue. I bought Sharpe pens in 2 shades of blue & while we were getting ready, had all the bridesmaids and the MOB & MOG write a short message on the bottom of the brides shoes. She loved it and it made for some great wedding day photos.
Post # 10
New: My dress and shoes and pretty much everything else.
Old, borrowed, blue: My mother’s heart shaped blue necklace which I gave her as a gift when I was much younger.
Post # 11
Old/Borrowed – We cut the sleeve off of my mother’s wedding gown and that will be used to wrap around my bouquet
Blue – undies!
New – Pretty much everything!
Post # 12
I’m not 100% set on any of these, but so far these are my ideas:
Something Old: My mom was given a baby bonnet when I was born that you’re supposed to turn into a handkerchief for your wedding (apparently this is a thing?)
Something New: I’d like it to be something other than my dress, but that’ll be it for now.
Something Borrowed: I have a small medal/pendant my dad used to wear that my grandmother gave him that I kept after he died. Or that’ll be my something old and I’ll gind something else to borrow.
Something blue: Likely my garter, I love this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/99548896/50-different-colors-wedding-garter?ref=usr_faveitems
Silver Six Pence: My mom bought it for me, it’s from 1943, which is the year my dad was born. Yes, I know it’s not full silver, but the date was more important.
Post # 13
Old: the material from my moms dress is being made into my garter
Borrowed: My sash, my old coach is letting me use hers… it is beautiful!
Blue: The stickers that say I DO on the bottom of the shoes.
Post # 14
Old: a pin belonging to DH’s great-great grandmother
New: dress & veil
Borrowed: a necklace that belongs to my mom
Blue: My sapphire ring and garter
I also had a sixpence in my shoe! (Well, I taped it to my foot, since I did the ceremony barefoot.)
Post # 15
Old/Borrowed- hankerchief from my mother and one from my mother in law
Blue- I have sapphires in my engagement ring, wedding band, and also in my necklace/earrings that I wore the day of
Post # 16
old: mom’s engagement ring
new: like everything!
Blue: I bought underwear but then found the perfect blue jewelry so I had lots of blue.
Borrowed: This was the hardest for me, since I had all my jewelry. I ended up borrowing an anklet from SIL that no one had to see.