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#11 TammyB

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    Posted 03 January 2007 - 12:58 PM

    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?

    #12 destinationbride07

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      Posted 03 January 2007 - 12:58 PM

      I need to find a happy bride to borrow something from

      Tammy maybe you can hold that coin thing in your hand lol lol

      I am searching for the american version of this...this version is from the UK.

      #13 destinationbride07

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        Posted 03 January 2007 - 01:01 PM

        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?)

        Source: Finding
        Something Old, New, Borrowed, And Blue


        this version also skips the coin thing!

        #14 LCBride2007

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          Posted 03 January 2007 - 01:05 PM

          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!

          #15 destinationbride07

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            Posted 03 January 2007 - 01:05 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by TAMMYM
            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...

            #16 JPMO

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              Posted 04 January 2007 - 03:14 PM

              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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              #17 Nrvsbride

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                Posted 04 January 2007 - 03:24 PM

                Oooh Jenetta I love the mini scrapbook idea. You will def have to post a pic when you make it!

                -Glenda

                #18 anaderoux

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                  Posted 04 January 2007 - 04:08 PM

                  I'm having trouble finding something old and borrowed..
                  New: will be my dress, my shoes..
                  Blue: the garter will have a blue swarovsky crystal..

                  #19 Nrvsbride

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                    Posted 04 January 2007 - 05:38 PM

                    Ooh that is so cute a blue swavorsky crystal.

                    -Glenda

                    #20 anaderoux

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                      Posted 04 January 2007 - 05:53 PM

                      yeah it was my dress designer's idea..




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