I have absolutely no idea where the something old, new, borrowed and blue tradition originated from. I just know it is one of the few wedding traditions I am game to uphold. Namely because the possibilities are endless and you can get as creative (not that I really did) as you want with your items. I do believe in actual items, not just having a blue ribbon tied in my dress or a blue sole on my shoe. To me that is cheating. Here are my items in all their glory.
First, Something Borrowed (Perhaps also something old, depending on if old means something you already have or something actually old. Someone please clarify):
My grandmother’s cameo that she wore on her wedding day over fifty years ago. It was her aunt’s and she recently admitted that her aunt only gave it to her because she agreed to have her daughter in the wedding! Wedding drama hasn’t changed much ladies. In an endless effort to support her grandchildren in any way possible she has charted the undiscovered territory known to most of us as the internet. My grandma, who could barely send emails a few months ago, now knows what a “blog” is and how to navigate it. Some 100 posts ago, I put up a wedding picture of hers. She loved her little piece of internet fame but could not figure out how to find it again. She proudly announced to me yesterday that she figured out how to find her picture, by scrolling through literally 100+ posts that came after it! That is dedication. To save her the trouble, I told her I would post another wedding picture. (I also added a Grandma category which can be found in the category box on the right. Just scroll down, click on your name and voila, your pictures will appear!)
As we speak, Carly Thomas, is dreaming up some amazing earrings which should serve as something new!
So unless I decide not to double something borrowed with something old, I am covered. If not, something old seems fairly easy to come by.
What are you using for your items? Oh and don’t forget the sixpence in the shoe. (Where does one get a sixpence?)