(Closed) Something old…

posted 14 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
30 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

something of your mothers perhaps. or does a grandfather have a hankerchief. oh or something from his grandmother.

Post # 4
18 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

I heard that it is supposed to be something older than you and the old saying says that if their marriage was happy it will rub off on yours….

 You could do anything from your family – a pocketwatch, a scarf, an old pair of glasses, one of your mom’s old necklaces or rings. 

My great aunt gave me her mothers wedding ring (i would have thought she would have been buried with it…. but anyway – apparently she wasn’t and she’s giving it to me).  I’m going to tie it to my bouquet

Post # 5
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

If someone in your family has something you could borrow you can combine it with your something borrowed. Charms are wonderful since they can easily be stitched to your bouquet. I carried a hanky that had been given to me when my great-grandmother (I was named after her) passed away. Another option would be to use something that your fiance gave you at the beginning of your relationship. Good luck!

Post # 6
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

we’re using my parents’ (and grandparents’) cake topper. a charm is a good idea, i know both my mom and my grandma have charm bracelets.

Post # 7
1485 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Well – if the happiness of the marriage of the person from whom the item comes is a factor, I’m not entirely sure I want something from my parents…  or even my grandparents, for that matter.  I will have to think about that.  Even my Future Mother-In-Law (and Fiance thinks his parents had the ideal marriage since he had the ideal childhood) has been telling some pretty hair-raising stories since Future Father-In-Law died last year.  If I have to pick something from an older married couple who I believe really has a happy marriage, I will probably have to ask friends (thereby I am sure irretrievably insulting my family).

Post # 9
63 posts
Worker bee

I had three things:

  • I borrowed a pearl necklace from my mom (also something old).
  • I carried the family Bible down the aisle, which had also been carried by my mom, Grandma and aunt.
  • I printed off a wedding photo of my deceased Grandparents, had it laminated, and tied it into my bouquet.


Post # 11
35 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008

i’m using my FI’s grandmother’s wedding veil which is 80 yrs old for my something old. i love it, and it’s in really great condition.

Post # 13
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Also with the picture idea using a locket is a great way to show them off , and easy to tie into your bouqet or pin to your dress. 

Post # 14
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

instead of a bouquet, i am carrying my late mother’s rosary and (small) bible

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