(Closed) What Constitutes "Something Old"?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
1101 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t really know the rules, but if it’s something from before the marriage, I would consider okay to use as something old. I’m curious also to find out the do’s and don’ts on these things.


Post # 4
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t think there’s a rule saying your something borrowed and something old can’t be the same thing. I’d think something old would be anything that is unquestionably old, to answer your question.

Post # 5
4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

My inner child is resisting the urge to suggest “your momma!!!”  so.hard!  

My adult self will tell you my something old was also my something borrowed. My Mother-In-Law gave me her garter to wear, that her mother also wore on her wedding. In theory, I am borrowing it from the next generation (my child(ren)) so it fits both definitions. Do you have something similar?

Post # 6
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

To me, something old is something not brand new. I’d say either your grandmother’s ring counts, or the bracelet. 

My old, borrowed, and blue will likely be the same ring that belonged to my great-grandmother, that is now my Mom’s, which will be mine someday. Though my engagement ring also counts (fiance’s great-grandmother’s ring). 

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