Post # 1
So I am a fairly sentimental person… I am not sure where I get it from though since none of my family is. so here is my dillema… I have the new and I should have the blue (since teal is our color it should either be a bracelet or my shoes) but I have no idea what to do about the Barrowed or Old pieces of that little rhyme since I am a. the first cousin/ grandchild (also the ONLY girl) to get married, b. the first of my friends to get married c. no one in my family saved anything….
What is a Bride to do? I would really like to participate in the tradition but I think since no one has offered me an old or barrowed thing I might have to go around ASKING about it and I kinda tacky… and sad.
help! any adivice on what I can do to track down a old and barrowed something?
what are you ladies using? how did you obtain them?
Post # 3
I did the tradition, but wasn’t obsessed with it. It just all kind of fell into place.
My Darling Husband had purchased me a right hand ring as a gift that day, it was my new, although I had planned just to use my dress until that point
My something blue were my fantastic shoes 🙂
My something old was the sleeve to my Granmother’s dress. We cut it off and used it as a bouquet wrap.
My something borrowed was from DH’s family. I wasn’t sure what to do so I asked my Future Mother-In-Law. She gave me her mother’s promise ring to wear that day. I was honored as DH’s grandmother was so important to him. I had never met her, she passed prior to me meeting Darling Husband, but somehow it made me feel like we had her blessing. That’s it on top of our invitation:
Post # 4
I’m doing it for fun and tradition, but not because I feel it’s required.
something old – a ring I inherited from my grandma when she passed away
something new – my dress, wedding bands, etc.
something borrowed – my mom’s pearl necklace
something blue – still working on this one, I have ideas, but it’s not finalized yet
Post # 5
lol. I wasn’t sure on doing the whole thing either!
I have most things:
Something Old: Grams watch she gave me before she passed away.
Something New: Necklace most likely..I mean the dress shoes and everything else can fall under that one.
Something Borrowed: Just going to ask someone for anything they may not need. I know my Maid/Matron of Honor will have something. lolz.
Something Blue: Ribbon around my Bouquet/or my Earrings
_____Heres the tricky part: “6 pence in her left shoe” Or something likened to that.______Seems like many brides don’t know that line or forewent it?
I am debating on the coin thing myself.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2011 - Laurel Rock Farms, PA
For my big day I plan on doing…
Something Old- My grandmother’s wedding bands
Something New- My Dress
Something Blue- An old flower pin that will be attached to my bouquet
Something Borrowed- hair pins
Post # 7
My ‘somethings’ were as follows:
OLD: a piece of lace from my great-great-grandmother’s wedding dress pinned to my tulle
NEW: pretty much everything – dress, jewelry, hair flower, veil, etc.
BORROWED: my mother-in-law lent me her diamond tennis bracelet
BLUE: Well technically, my to-die-for wedding shoes were “midnight blue” per the manufacturer, even though they looked purple to me – so just to be safe, I wore blue undies too! LOL!