Bride-to-be Blogger Kathleen: In Need of Something(s) Borrowed And Old


Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.

Everyone knows this tradition/superstition that is supposed to give you good luck in your marriage. It seems pretty simple—but of course, I would take something so simple and turn it into something mildly difficult.

I have my bearings on two of the four—however, the other two are more of an issue than I planned on having to deal with. For something new, I figure I could count just about everything I will be wearing that day as something new. Something blue, not difficult either: I will probably have a blue garter or a small piece of blue ribbon wrapped around the stems of my bouquet, so no concerns with that one. However, something borrowed and something old are both proving to be much more difficult to figure out.

As far as I know, my family doesn’t have an heirloom broach or a piece of jewelry that could be used as something old or something borrowed, which would have killed two birds with one stone. I don’t really have a need (that I know of, right now) to borrow anything in particular, so I’m feeling pressure to figure out what can be borrowed that doesn’t include something I have already purchased for myself. I am researching creative ideas that brides have used in the past, but just about everything seems to involve borrowing a pair of shoes or wearing Grandma’s pearls.

Anyone have any suggestions for what I can use for my something old and something borrowed? I’d love any tips or ideas!


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