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What was your something old, borrowed, something new and something blue?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by TEACHER16, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. TEACHER16

    TEACHER16 New commenter

    As title suggests. Did you follow this and if so why / why not?

    What did you get / buy if you did?
  2. The mere fact that I married suggested a nod to convention.

    Old - Gran's pearls

    New - garter

    Borrowed - Gran's pearls

    Blue - garter.

    The pearls were real and later burgled from my house, after her death. The garter was vile and nylon. For some reason they didn't nick it.
  3. kittylion

    kittylion Senior commenter

    Old - can't remember

    New - the dress

    Borrowed and blue - necklace from Mum

    Are they supposed to bring good luck? Don't I remember something about a sixpence in your shoe too?
  4. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Old - my vintage wedding dress

    New - a diamond necklace

    Borrowed -diamond earrings

    Blue -blue slippers (I had sprained my ankle the week before)

    Got married in Rome (I'm a Classicist)....
  5. kittylion

    kittylion Senior commenter

    Just remembered - Grandma's watch! She left it to me when she died. (I am sure you were all agog for that information.) ;)
  6. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Old - Mr Belle! Actually it was the yellow diamond in my engagement ring which is millions of years old as are most diamonds

    New - my dress and shoes

    Borrowed - the beach we got married on in Mauritius

    Blue - a tiny blue crystal horseshoe tied into my bouquet
  7. Mrs_Frog

    Mrs_Frog New commenter

    Old - late mother's pearl ring

    New - dress

    Borrowed - a pen from hubby in my bag!

    Blue - undies

    We didn't have a wedding, per se, we added 10 minutes to our son's naming ceremony, and it was all a big secret, we told no one, therefore could not ask friends/family for anything suitable to borrow, so pen it was.

    I'm an ole romantic I am......:)

    MF x
  8. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    Old - the silk and lace for my underskirt

    New - the dress

    Borrowed - Mum's necklace

    Blue - tiny blue ribbon bows on the underskirt.
  9. ValentinoRossi

    ValentinoRossi Star commenter

    Old - grandmother's opal brooch.

    New - 1950s style black dress.

    Borrowed - mum's 1950s handbag.

    Blue - velvet coat.
  10. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    old - ivory satin gloves i bought in a jumble sale when i was 15

    new - the dress

    blue - sapphires (well, very small ones. all together they might have made a whole stone!)

    borrowed... umm... the shoes, i suppose. they were supposedly for my SIL's wedding and were to be dyed to match the bridesmaid's dress. so i wore them for my wedding first!

    oh yes. and the ring. i managed to take wrong ring box, which was empty, so the trainee registrar lent me hers just for the ceremony!
  11. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    What a great thread!

    Old - me and him.

    New - my dress and shoes.

    Borrowed - the tourist walking past our wedding 'site'. She was great and took some very good pictures.

    Blue - a necklace which went with the dress.

    It didn't last though, tut. [​IMG] Still love him though : )
  12. EcoLady

    EcoLady New commenter

    Old - grannie's ruby pendant

    New - dress, & earrings that husband had made to match grannies pendant.

    Borrowed - lace hanky from aunt

    Blue - token lacy garter that I removed as soon as I could!
  13. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    I am struggling to remember.

    New were my dress, hat for the day, 2 pairs of shoes and silver Ming the Merciless cape for the evening.

    Blue was my dress and earrings.

    But old and borrowed? I am pretty sure I had both but have absolutely no idea what they were.

    Mind you, I am not sure what year I got married as I have forgotten that as well.
  14. katycustard

    katycustard Occasional commenter

    Old - my grandmother's wedding ring made into earrings. I wanted to use it as my wedding ring but it was too small and too elaborately decorated to make it bigger. The jeweller suggested earrings and I'm so glad he did.

    New - shoes

    Borrowed- my wedding dress, from the local amateur dramatic society, it was a real Scarlett O'Hara type dress.

    Blue - garter
  15. cinnamonsquare

    cinnamonsquare Occasional commenter

    Old and borrowed - my late father's handkerchief (had it tucked into the waistband of my underskirt for the whole day!

    New - necklace and earrings (and dress and shoes I suppose but the jewellry was the "official" one!)

    Blue - my eyes. Had used up all budget by that point ;)
  16. marymoocow

    marymoocow Star commenter

    New- dress and bracelet that my OH bought as a wedding present.

    Blue- garter which I hated

    Borrowed- I honestly can't remember but I know I had all three things, because I remember checking them off with my Mum.

    It is 20 years ago at the end of the month and 28 together.
  17. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Nah, didn't observe convention for either marriage (nor was either wedding in any respect conventional).
  18. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I popped out of work in my lunchbreak to get married so couldn't faff about with the normal wedding stuff.
  19. mandala1

    mandala1 Occasional commenter

    Nah its all b0locks. I didn't bother and 30 years soon it doesn't seem to have had a detrimental impact.
  20. annelda72

    annelda72 New commenter

    Old - gran's pearl necklace

    New - dress & shoes & rings

    Borrowed - grandad's handkerchief

    Blue - matching underwear set

    It's worked for 20 years so it's so far so good.

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