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#1 blurt

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    Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:19 AM

    Can anyone help please I have searched all the threads and I can't find anything on this.
    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
    I have the new and the blue, but how old does the old have to be ? and what do brides normally borrow ??

    #2 kitty_kat_uk

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      Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:21 AM

      Found this through a search engine
      This is a good luck saying which dates back to the Victorian era and many brides will try and ensure that they have something of each in their wedding outfit.

      Something Old is meant to represent the link with the bride's own family and the past particularly mother or grandmother or even most distant relations. Something old is symbolic of continuity. To symbolise this link brides may choose to wear a piece of antique family jewellery which belonged to the relative. Alternatatively they may select something from the mother's or grandmother's wedding gown. Other things that may be chosen include a handkerchief, a scarf or a piece of lace.

      Something New represents good luck and success and the brides hopes for a bright future in her new married life. The wedding gown is often chosen as the new item but it could be anything that is purchased new for the wedding such as the wedding flowers or the wedding rings. Wearing a new item on your wedding day conveys the message that you and your husband are creating a new union that will endure forever.

      Something Borrowed is to represent to the bride that friends and family will be there for her on the special day and in the future when help is needed. "Borrowing" is especially important, since it has to come from a happily married woman, thereby lending the bride some of her own marital happiness to carry into the new marriage. Anything can be borrowed but it must be returned afterwards. Another way to incorporate a borrowed item into your wedding day attire is to borrow a friend’s piece of jewellery. If you have a close friend who has worn the same necklace for as long as you have known her, you might consider borrowing this particular necklace for your wedding day as a reminder of your friendship. Perhaps she wore the necklace on her own wedding day.

      Something Blue in ancient times is the symbol of faithfulness, purity and loyalty. Often a blue item is the garter and in olden times the couple wore blue bands on the border of their wedding attire to denote, love, modesty and fidelity. Another way to wear something blue is to include a blue flower in your headdress or theme your wedding flowers in blue.

      Brides have been honoring the tradition of wearing an old, a new, a borrowed and a blue item during their wedding for centuries. Although wearing these items is supposed to symbolise good luck for the bride, they are also just a fun tradition that gives the bride an opportunity to express her admiration for a few special people in her life on her special day.

      #3 tylersgirl

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        Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:43 AM

        Here is mine:

        Old-my FI's great-grandmother's ring
        Borrowed-my grandmother's pearls
        Blue- my panties

        Hope that helps! You can use anything from a friend or family member for the "borrowed". I have friends that used other friends veils or garters. You can wear anything passed from a family member.

        I am sure the old doesn't have to be really old. You can use anything from your mom or grandmother or whoever!

        #4 tina82

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          Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:45 AM

          Old - Locket with Grand Parents pictures that could not come
          New - Dress
          Blue - Toe Nails
          Borrowed - Still working on that

          #5 ErinB


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            Posted 19 February 2009 - 12:07 PM

            Here are several threads that might help you.

            I find that doing an advanced search and using 'titles only' helps to get more accurate results.


            #6 blurt

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              Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:17 AM

              Thank you for all your help. I don't know where I would be without this site. :-)

              #7 Soon2beWed09

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                Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:34 AM

                Here's mine:
                Old-still working on that
                borrowed-still working
                blue-my wedding colors are royal blue so i will have blue accents in my bouquet

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