Post # 1
I’m getting married this month and just finalizing some details! I’ve figured out my items for something old, new, borrowed and blue for my wedding day.
However, I’m most concerned about my something borrowed. I’m borrowing items from my grandmothers. One is my grandmother’s antique silver and diamond watch and the other is my other grandmother’s engagement ring from the 1920s. Both are incredibly old and delicate and I don’t feel comfortable wearing them all day at the chance that I would horribly damage them.
I’m not sure how tradition works for when am I supposed to wear it? Is it okay if I just put it on to wear for the ceremony and then return them to a safe location during the reception? or does tradition say I should wear it all day?
What did other bees do? or plan on doing?
Post # 3
eek! I know I’m overthinking it…. help me out bees!
Post # 4
I’m sure it’s fine to wear the items for the ceremony only. Honestly, I didn’t even bother with something borrowed. I had the new, blue, and old (a silver sixpence), but I forgot to put it in my shoe.
Either way, you’ll be married!
Post # 5
Good girl, you are totally overthinking!! What will happen if you take off the ring? Will the wedding police arrest you? Will your marriage fail because you took off your something borrowed? Of course not!
There are no rules. It’s just a tradition, not the law. You can do whatever you feel is best for you! A lot of people don’t even do that “something old, blue,…” thing.
My something borrowed was a ring as well and i took it off after the ceremony because it didn’t fit properly and started to hurt. Nothing bad happened so far :))
Post # 6
Does the something borrowed count if I was given a string of pearls when FI’s mom passed away? Or is that something old?
Post # 7
If you do take off your grandmothers ring/watch just make sure you give them to someone to keep them safe. The wedding day is such a wirlwind its so easy to forget about things. It would be terrible if you took them off because you didn’t want to damage them and then they got left behind somewhere.
Post # 8
My something old was the sleeve of my Grandma’s wedding dress that I had wrapped around my bouquet. So I didn’t carry it all night, really just for the ceremony. I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 9
Thanx for everyone’s input.
I’m getting nervous close to the final days before the wedding and want to make sure I have everything in place. I know the wedding is much more about the marriage than the actual little traditions, but being very close to my grandmothers I did want them to be some part of the ceremony.
I think I’ll most likely end up putting the items on before the ceremony and removing them after.