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I say screw the traditions.. :-) if you want to do the old, new, borrowed, and blue things then do them your own way. We are all having a DW which is already out of tradition, these things were written up a long time ago. I'm trying to incorporate these things to things that "mean" something, which in the end is all that matters right?

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Here we go!

 

Finding Something Old, New, Borrowed, And Blue

 

You've witnessed countless brides interpret these words in the same old conventional fashion (the handkerchief is old, the dress is new, the earrings are borrowed and the garter is blue). But this is your wedding, and you've never been one to follow the crowd. Take heart. Here are some ideas to make your wedding unique and memorable.

 

Something Old

 

If you are pressed for time, you can always throw on a pair of old stockings to take care of this part of the rhyme... but you don't want to do that. You may be lucky enough to wear your mother's wedding gown, but if not, the following suggestions are as apropos as they are old.

 

A vintage engagement ring or wedding band

 

The veil your grandmother wore in her wedding

 

Antique or heirloom earrings or bracelet

 

A tiny vintage purse

 

Vintage buttons on your wedding dress

 

Your favorite lipstick

 

Your signature perfume

 

Antique lace tied around your bouquet

 

 

Something New

 

This is where it can get really fun; after all, who could deny you a perfectly sensible excuse to go shopping? Think of the possibilities…

Your wedding gown

 

A veil that makes the dress

 

Luxurious lingerie

 

A brand new lipstick or eyeshadow

 

Jewelry: a sparkling bracelet, earrings or a classic pearl necklace (if not a gift from your groom, then one to yourself -- you deserve it)

 

The perfect shoes

 

Elegant silk gloves

 

A glittering tiara (what better time to be princess for a day)

 

A silk or cashmere shawl (for a fall or winter wedding)

Just because it's new doesn't mean you have to purchase it.

A brand new penny for your shoe

 

Freshly picked garden flowers for your bouquet

 

Something Borrowed

 

Your friends and family will be thrilled to help you with this item; however, it may be a bit tricky deciding what to borrow from whom. One of the most traditional choices is also one of the loveliest -- borrowing a gown from your mother or grandmother. If that is not an option, read on.

Mom's pearl necklace

 

The earrings your grandmother wore at her wedding

 

The adorable little bag your best friend carried at hers

 

Your aunt's veil or headpiece

 

Your sister's wedding shoes

 

Your parents' (or a friend's) home for the wedding or reception

 

An elegant wrap from your future mother-in-law

 

Your grandfather's Bible or book of poetry

 

Money from your parents or his (for the wedding or honeymoon)

 

Something Blue

 

We aren't sure who launched the blue garter craze, but we do know it's still alive in the 21st century. While a lacy blue garter is a viable option, the following are a few fresh alternatives.

Blue flowers in your bouquet, such as hydrangeas

 

Lingerie with touches of blue

 

Ice blue toenail polish

 

A dramatic blue-red lipstick

 

Tiny blue details, such as flowers, scattered on a long veil

 

A delicate pale blue barrette

 

A beautiful blue Austrian crystal

A blues band at your reception

 

A silk, midnight blue wedding gown (who says it has to be white?)

 

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Something Old, New, Borrowed, And Blue

 

this version also skips the coin thing!

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I tend to agree with Tammy - I don't plan on following any "rules" of any sort (other than the legal ones!). I want to do what means the most to me, and Paul , of course!

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I say screw the traditions.. :-) if you want to do the old, new, borrowed, and blue things then do them your own way. We are all having a DW which is already out of tradition, these things were written up a long time ago. I'm trying to incorporate these things to things that "mean" something, which in the end is all that matters right?
ditto..that silver coin thing means nothing to me...

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Something ...

 

OLD: Earrings

 

NEW: Dress and shoes

 

BORROWED: I am attaching pics in a mini scrapbook to my bouquet. I boorowed the pics from my grandmother

 

BLUE: Blue rhinestone toe ring and I think I will momogram the sole of my shoe in blue rhinestone

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