Something Old: my pearls. They're not THAT old but my mom has been getting me a single pearl for every birthday/Christmas/life event since I was 7, so some of the pearls were given to me 17 years ago. They were strung as a necklace for my wedding.
Something New: my wedding dress.
Something Borrowed: a flattened penny from Paris Island. I borrowed it from my cousin, her brother couldn't join us because he is currently stationed at Paris Island! It was a nice way to include him in the day.
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Per Google: “something old” stands for continuity; “something new” shows optimism for the future; “something borrowed” symbolizes borrowed happiness; and “something blue” represents purity, love, and fidelity.
I am 5 days out and super excited. My dress is my new, my my blue is a garter i bought with a small blue bow. My old and borrowed is a ring that my mother has given me to wear on m I opposing hand that was my great grandmother's ring. It is from the 1920's, and has a lot of good wedding/marriage luck behind it!!!! Good luck girls
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Awwww I love that your mom still had one of her flowers to give to you!
My old: im incorportaing my grans pearls (she passed in 2006, they were my wedding gift from the first time around, so idk if ill use those pearls, or her christmas ones i got when she passed. New: not sure yet, maybe shoes? Borrowed: i dunno Blue: i plan on wearing a single blue pearl in my hair, one in my bouquet, and using blue thread in my petticoat. Lets not forget the lucky sixpence in my shoe- im planning on finding a sixpence from the year my gran was born to honor her, and if my dad doesnt make it that long, im going to get a second sixpence from the year he was born for the other shoe.
Something new- My parents said they’ve got it covered and won’t tell me 😂 Something old- My dad’s grandmother painted a bracelet for my grandmother. (Porcelain pieces with floral paintings.) It has been passed down to me, and I love it! Something blue- I’m sewing a piece of one of my dad’s old blue shirts into my dress. something borrowed- My grandma collects brooches and she is letting me borrow one of her favorites to pin to my bouquet
Old: - My dress which was originally my Grandma's (dad's mom) that was handmade for her by her MIL.
New - veil and shoes - but I have neither yet...
Borrowed - something from my mom's jewelry collection. She has it picked out and I will get it that morning as a surprise. I just know not to buy a necklace... (I will be returning it after the reception to make it completely borrowed).
Blue - a brooch with an aquamarine at the center that has been passed down through my mom's mom's family since the mid 1800s and is now mine.
I like this! I have been told that the borrowed should always come from a happily married woman (at least one that had a happy marriage for most of her adult life if you are closest to a widow - but the husband's death should not have been tragic or unusually young in that case).