(Closed) Wedding heirlooms – using any? Keeping any for the future?

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Post # 3
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am using my paternal great-grandmother’s diamond ring and also finding a way to incorporate my grandmother (same side)’s selje

Post # 4
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m using my Mom’s blue garter.  I hope to pass it down to a daughter or daughter-in-law.

Post # 5
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Every woman in my family has carried the same silk hankerchief on her wedding day so that will be my something old. 

Post # 6
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We used DH’s grandmother’s lenox ring holder.  They used it at their wedding and i think my in-laws used it at theirs also.  we are giving it to the next family member who gets married so that they can use it for their wedding, if they’d like.

Post # 7
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I will be wearing my great grandmothers pearls.  Since there are no girls in my son’s generation I guess I will hold on to them and hope for a granddaughter or that my brothers boy has a girl.  Also in my family, the father will give the daughter her wedding perfume.  A bottle of Chanel #5.  My family has been doing this for at least 3 or 4 generations. 

Post # 8
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wish we had something like that in my family. I’m making my garter out of a piece of my mom’s wedding dress. Since I’m the first of my friends to get married I was thinking about getting something to pass on to the next to get engaged.. maybe a “just in case” umbrella or my dress hanger. I haven’t thought of anything for my daughter yet, I should get on that.

Post # 9
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ll be carrying my great grandmother’s ring (I don’t think it was a wedding/engagement ring but it’s gorgeous) in some fashion. It’s way too big for me to wear so I’m not sure how to incorporate it yet.

Post # 10
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My bouquet will have some buttons from the early 20th century that belonged to my great great grandmother. My mom found them in my grandma’s house a few weeks ago, and there are a bunch of really cool ones.

Post # 11
2463 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

my bouquet was tied with a ribbon that my mom’s wedding bouquet used 🙂 my florist used in my mom’s and mil’s corsages as well. i still have the ribbon of course

i also have a lot of heirloom jewelry– i wore a diamond watch from my grandmother, and the stone in my engagement ring is from hubs’ grandmother’s engagement ring. i wore earrings made of opals that belonged to my other grandma at the rd, and a necklace mil had made for me from her mother’s stones at our brunch…

as far as starting traditions, we draped a tallit (Jewish prayer shawl) on our chuppah that hubby will wear from now on and that we can pass on some day. we saved the glass hubs broke during our ceremony and need to figure something out to do with it…

Post # 12
23 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011 - IslandWood

I wore the veil that my mom (and all her sisters and my cousins) wore, as well as the earrings that my aunt (and godmother) wore on her day (which originally belonged to my great-grandmother). I was so excited to wear both of them, and I only hope that our family continues to take such good care of that veil so that if I have a daughter she can wear it some day!

Post # 13
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I used the metal from my grandmother’s engagement ring (plain white gold band with 6 prongs) to mold my engagement ring.  I LOVE it and I’m so happy I have that piece with me.  I hope to pass my ring down.

Post # 14
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m wearing jewelry from my mom. 🙂

I’m saving my veil for my daughter, and possibly my sister (she is 14 years younger as she’s the baby and I’m the oldest).

Post # 15
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I wore jewelry that was my mother’s, my wedding band was my great grandmother’s.

Post # 16
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m wearing my mom’s veil.  I also have permission to do whatever I’d like with her dress, so I’m probably going to chop it up and make it into either shoes or a purse.

I’m also wearing my maternal grandmother’s mink stole.  It’s over fifty years old, but it’s still in fantastic condition.

…I actually have four grandmothers.  Well, three and a half, really.  I have the normal two, but my paternal grandmother died when my dad was thirteen.  Her best friend helped take care of my dad and uncle after she died, and when I was little, the lady asked me and my brother to call her “Grandma,” and so that’s Grandma #3.  My grandfather did remarry, but to a woman twenty years younger than him, who has always been more like an aunt than a grandmother.  Thus, she’s Grandma #3.5.  My plan is to wear something from each other them.  I have the mink stole, and I’ve already asked Grandma #3 for something, and she’s apparently thinking REALLY hard to try and decide what will do (she won’t be able to come to the wedding herself because she’s too sick).  I’ll ask Grandma #3.5 next time I see her.  My dad isn’t sure he has anything from his mom that I could use, so, at the very least, I plan on putting a small picture of her in a locket and putting that in my brooch bouquet.

I plan to save my mom’s veil, my bouquet, my shoes or purse (whichever is made out of my mom’s dress), and my jewelry (including the pearl necklace my dad gave me for Christmas this year) for the future.

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