Thursday, April 21, 2011

Something old, something new...

Something borrowed...well, that's kind of gross, isn't it?

I don't know if I ever mentioned this, but I have a dress. A wedding dress. A dress for my wedding. Because I'm getting married.

It's white and I love it. That's all I'm going to tell you. I like being mysterious. That and Le Fiance doesn't want to know ANYTHING about what I'm wearing that day. Nothing. Which is kind of okay with me, it just gets hard to keep my mouth shut. Oh, the things we do for love.

But now that I have the dress, I'm running into problems. The old adage "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" is great and all, but what's old that I could wear on my wedding day? That kind of weirds me out. And I'd like to borrow something, but what? What do you borrow from people? Thinking about it kind of gives me the shivers. The new part is easy: dress, duh. And so is the blue. One of the first presents Fiance gave me was blue rope bracelet; it's plain, it's kind of camp-y, but I love it. When he gave it to me he said "Every time you look at this think of me" (cheesy, judge) and I do. And he has a "matching" yellow one, so somewhere on my person will be the blue bracelet. But can you double up on them? Can I get blue shoes, too? Then it would be "Something old, something new, something blue and another thing blue" right? Does that count? Or can I just change it altogether?

I know that somehow, some way I will have all things "something." But what do I borrow? I want to borrow accessories (again, can't say much because of Fiance) but I'm kind of (okay, REALLY) picky. And can I buy shoes and wear them and count them as "old"? I just don't know these things.

But the main thing is I have a dress. OH and a fiance. A wonderful one, at that.

What did you borrow on your wedding day? Or did you opt out of that tradition?


  1. You crack me up. I love your voice in this- I can completely see you saying this to me in our apt. lol
    Sorry- not much help on teh whole wedding bit- but just wanted to say You're great :)

  2. this is precious! i just discovered it...where have i been?!?! lol anyway...humm what did i i can't even remember but my "something old" was a bible that was given to me when i was a little girl :)
    looking forward to more!

  3. I borrowed my veil! I know that seems silly, but it matched my dress perfectly. My something old was my mom's pearl necklace... which I guess counts as borrowed as well? crazy! you will find everything I promise!

  4. I borrowed my mom's pearl pendant necklace (borrowed) and I wore the same shoes she wore at her wedding (old). I wouldn't have had it any other way.


  6. I wore my older sisters necklace that had a single pearl as my borrowed, my old was a gold sapphire ring that was my grandpas, I wrapped it in with the ribbon on my bouquet, my blue was my toms. My new was my dress & veil!

    I would suggest finding a piece of jewelry as your borrowed, it usually is the easiest to make work with your dress.

  7. Okay okay, i'll let you borrow a picture of me so that you can pin me to your dress... something borrowed... CHECK.

    your big sis

  8. I think the bracelet can count for something blue and something old.

  9. Wow, did this get some comments!!! I am pretty sure I "borrowed a penny" from someone. My Mom said you are supposed to put a penny in your shoe for good luck!

  10. i think the thing about tradition is you get to take it and do what you want with it. interpret it as you will--enjoy the idea of it and if you want to wear two blue things and nothing borrowed, so be it. it's your day. (at least, that's my take on it).

  11. something old- one of my grandmothers lace hankies around my flowers & kendalls grandmas diamond watch
    something new- dress
    something borrowed- a bracelet that i saw on debbie thomas' arm at church one sunday and said "OH MY GOSH I NEED THAT FOR MY WEDDING" and she said, "here borrow it.." what a wonderful lady!
    something blue(it was also borrowed)- an amazing & huge emerald cut blue topaz ring for my right hand!


    you should just start going through all of your friends jewelry and stuff when you are at their houses and find something to borrow!