wedding tradtions: something old, something new, something borrowed...
The Budget Savvy Bride

Hey, y’all know that old saying “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Sixpence in your Shoe”? Well apparently, when you get engaged – this is a VERY IMPORTANT THING. Even though you are not traditional at all. Even though you are not superstitious at all. It is still VERY IMPORTANT to like, everyone on the friggin’ planet. So, my suggestion? Just cobble some stuff together that you were already planning on doing anyway and tell everyone THAT’S your SOSNSBSBblahblahblah.

That’s what I’m doing. My wedding dress was an OLD one from a NEW friend. My wedding jewelry is NEW, BLUE, and was made for me by an OLD friend.

My wedding veil is BORROWED from my matron-of-honor. And I’m thinking of adding some NEW and BLUE shoes to the whole kit and caboodle. Lastly, I saw this on Pinterest:

Image Courtesy of: Sequins and Candy Photography

The bride cut a heart out of one of her dad’s blue workshirts and had it sewn into her wedding dress. I’m planning on doing the same with one of my dad’s OLD red bandanas (his signature look – ala Willie Nelson). I’ve been stealing them for years (every time I went home for Christmas) and think that it’s time to put them to good use. I think he would’ve liked that.

So, that’s my plan (to get all those people off my back). What’s yours? Is the old superstition important to you? Or will you do it just to shut people up (like me)? Let me know!

 

Cris is an Alaskan bred bride planning a Texas wedding for $ 5,000. She loves cupcakes, blocks of cheese, any TV show involving a serial killer, and The Sims 3.

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    • Allie H
    • March 8th, 2012

    ok so it’s silly, but important to me to incorporate. something new: pretty much everything (dress, shoes, undies, etc). something old: going to stitch a piece of lace from my grandmother’s viel into the hem of my dress, or use it to wrap around my bouquet. something blue: my shoes (turquoise!), and will also stitch an embroidered label into my dress with our monogram & wedding date. something borrowed has been the hardest for me – a friend has offered to send me her hanky she had for her wedding. hopefully that will work out!

  1. Hey, if it’s important to you then it’s important. And personally, I LOVE the idea of borrowing your friend’s hanky! Very sweet.

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