Thursday, July 27, 2006

something old.. something new..

you know the saying. but i need to know- what the hell did you have at your wedding that was old, borrowed and blue?! i figure half the shit you wear is new, so picking one thing can't be that difficult! but what about the rest?! TELL ME.

33 comments:

norcalgirl28 said...

Old and blue was my grandmother's sapphire ring. Borrowed was my veil. Laugh if you will, but I loved it and couldn't justify buying something I didn't like as much. I would be honored if you wore the ring too. Just throwing it out to you. Then, it could be borrowed, blue and old. Hey, I got you covered there girl!

Shawna said...

Old was my grandma's wedding ring. It was given to me at my shower because my grandma left it for me and my aunt was instructed to give it to me when she thought the time was right... anyway, my sisters have and will carry on that tradition... and then I'll give it to Makayla before she gets married. New was a bracelet my mom gave me while I was getting dressed. I don't remember doing borrowed. Surely I did... I'll hafta see if mom remembers!lol. And my garter was blue and white.

Anonymous said...

Old was one of my mother's rings. I can't remember what they are called, but they are oval with the woman's face on them....and the blue were my thongs, hehehe!

Luanne

Miss Britt said...

My something new was the dress and stuff.

Blue = garter (not very creative, I know)

Old = one of my granpa's hankies (I know, this sounds gross)

Borrowed - I didn't have. So a friend of mine gave me her mother's (who had just passed away) wedding ring. One of the nicest things anyone has done for me I think.

Meredith said...

God I can't believe people do that! I mean I read about it on the knot when i was wedding planning but thought poeple were joking when they were planning that!

I did wear my blue boyshorts underwear though.. but that wasn't intentional. i just didnt want to chafe in the 300 degree weather last August.

Tina said...

I don't remember if I wore anything old, borrowed, or blue.

Becky said...

the something old i wore an old pair of earings i'd had forever. the something borrowed was my friends veil. i wore a blue garter

Jenn said...

I wore an old ring of my grandmother's for old.
A borrowed bracelet from my mom, and blue......ummm shit I forgot what blue was.

OH YEA!! HAHAHA You'll love this. I dyed a blue streak in my hair right behind my right ear! LOLOLOL It was hard to see with dark hair....but it was cool. I wore my hair half up and half down. So there was one blue glittery curl!

I didn't wear a garter, cause I hate those garter cerimonies. The little girl catches the boquet and the old man who catched the garter, and then everyone cringes. No offense if your planning one.

alison said...

I'm trying to remember...new was a set of pearls from my mother-in-law; blue was my garter; I had a 1973 penny in my shoe for old; and borrowed? I can't remember...I probably have it written in my wedding book, wherever that is! I know I had all four though. It's kind of a goofy tradition, but fun gathering everything up. :)

Meg said...

Blue was my garter. You can find lots of blue garters just for that purpose! Old was my horrible corset-like bra because I wore it a few weeks before, when I was in my friend's wedding. Borrowed was an anklet that I got from my best friend. It was the best bet because no one actually saw it, but it was there!

Jenny said...

My dad lent me a sixpence to put in my shoe (it's an english tradition) so that was something old and borrowed. My garter had a blue ribbon on it.

DD said...

I can't remember the borrowed, but my "old" were the falsies I wore with my dress because it was going to be a few years before the money came in for the boob job.

For the blue, I wore some awesome baby blue satin strappy sandals.

carmachu said...

Dead body from someone that died due to lack of air?


I have no idea. Blue for the sky, old some necklace thats been in teh family?

Lisa said...

My garter was blue. My purse for the day was borrowed. And my earrings were old. Does that help?

carrie said...

Old was my grandmother's pearls (so old fashioned, but sentimental), borrowed was a hankie from my mom (beautiful and linen) and blue was the ribbon on the garter (pretty standard, I think)! Good luck, maybe you can be more creative?

Carrie

Piece of Work said...

Blue: thong underwear
Borrowed: Mom's earrings
Old:Mom's earrings

Piece of Work said...

Oh--and you're totally overthinking this!! Shouldn't you be worrying about Blogher right about now? :)

Stacy said...

I got lucky and borrowed an old sapphire ring from one of my good friends... old, borrowed, and blue, couldn't go wrong there...

Black Belt Mama said...

Old-pearl ring from my grandmother
Borrowed-I cheated and used the ring as two
Blue-garter with a pale blue bow on it

Mommy off the Record said...

borrowed: a ring from my maid of honor

blue: garter. it was the easiest thing to do

Good luck! Are you at BlogHer yet?

Virginia Belle said...

ok, since i'm not married (ahem), I will just tell you what my mom did:

old-- her mom's cameo brooch (i think jewelry is good for this one. any family heirlooms you can wear?)
new-- her dress (and oh my god was it hideous...the 70s were not kind to wedding gown designs....)
borrowed-- she borrowed her cousin's veil
blue -- her garter. (again, not very original)

i had a girlfriend get a blue pedicure for her something blue. it was cute-- pale blue polish. with little daisies painted on the toes.

my grandma's dress was pale pale blue satin. that was her blue. (fingers crossed that i can fit into that...)

does this help give you some ideas?

don't forget to put a penny in your shoe--it is good luck.

Lotta said...

I can't even remember!

sunshine scribe said...

New & blue - a gorgeous little clip that I had given to me that I wore in my hair

Old & Borrowed - a penny that I carried that had been handed down for generations in my best friend's family. Her mother and I were close so she wanted me to be included in their tradition and asked me to use it for our wedding.

My friend organized all this - I would have totally forgotten or skipped it entirely if it weren't for her.

Jamie said...

I borrowed a ribbon that my grandfather got in WW2 It was old, borrowed and blue (well blue stripes) I pinned it the top of my stockings. My grandfather passed away before I was born but my mom did a really good job of keeping him alive - having that with me was like having both my grandfather and grandmother right there beside me. By the way LOVE you site!

Stephanie A. said...

In my garter I tucked a handkerchief from my grandmother and it had some baby blue on it, was old, and borrowed. Except, well, I forgot to return the handkerchief to my grandmother and in my desk drawer it sits. So that might mean my marriage is headed for disaster, though.

alison said...

I like the pedicure with pale blue polish and little daisies that Virginia Belle mentioned. How sweet and feminine!

Jen said...

Old, the hankerchief that my grandma carried in her own wedding.

Borrowed, my shoes.

Blue, my flowers (hydrangeas with pastel blue tips) and my garter.

Monkey said...

borrowed and blue was a sapphire and diamond braclet of a friend's. Old was an hankercheif showing off my husband's grandmother's needlework

Mother Bumper said...

new - my dress and shoes

old and blue - pretty underthings (my lucky ones ;)

borrowed - my sister's pearl earrings (I know, I know - so uptight and preppy for me but they really did match the dress nicely).

I actually had forgotten borrowed so my sister saved the day in the bride's room. Hmmm... I hadn't thought of that in a while, thanks for the reminiscing.

Random Musings Of My Life said...

I found the SEXiest blue lingerie I could to wear under my dress. Strange I know but thats me.
Borrowed my girlfriend Harriette gave me a beautiful pearl purse that her mother had used at her wedding.
New was the dress and everything

denise said...

the woman in my family would by a brand new BLUE garter for the new and blue. two birds with one stone, then a necklace or some such thing from a family member, again two birds with the old and borrowed.

kristarella said...

You don't have to do it you know?

I did though, sort of, I borrowed a cross that my Gran wore to her wedding. I just kept it in my little bag with my hankerchief and lipstick. Blue undies - not the nice lace pink ones I bought because I put them on and couldn't stand them. I needed comfy undies! New dress, I guess the cross was old too.

spidey said...

Blue on my garter, borrowed a hanky from my sis, which I think was old too, so that might be cheating...