Joneve
Beginner bride September 2018 Alberta

New, Old, Borrowed & Blue

Joneve, on 13/February/2018 at 22:05 Posted in Wedding fashion
Do brides still follow this tradition of something new, old borrowed and blue?


I have something new - wedding dress, old and blue - my grandmothers pendant.

But something borrowed I'm not sure about...... thoughts?


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  • Brittany
    Frequent user bride January 2019 British Columbia
    Brittany ·

    Most people happen upon all 4 of these by accident. I hadn't actually given it much thought yet, but I realize I already have:

    New - wedding dress

    Old, Blue - Grandma's garter cut/wrapped around bouquet (Grandma passed away this year, so it was in memory of her)

    Borrowed - Other Grandma's wedding band (Passed away before any of her 8 grandkids got married, so I have it, and lend it out to each grandchild on their wedding day to "have her with them")

    So I guess the last one is actually not borrowed for me, maybe I'll have to find something else for that...

    Usually sentimental items come up, regardless if they fit perfectly in the the Old, New, Borrowed, Blue set-up. I like it though, adds special touches!!

  • Natalee
    Beginner bride October 2018 Ontario
    Natalee ·

    I haven't really decided as of yet if I or my fiance are going to do this...we haven't discussed this. Guess we better! Thanks for all of the ideas!!!

  • Surina
    Frequent user bride March 2018 Ontario
    Surina ·

    My new is my dress, old is my fh mothers cameo pin that i had attached to my bouquet my borrowed will be my mothers pearls and my blue is my garter.

  • Laura
    Beginner bride October 2018 British Columbia
    Laura ·
    I think it's a really nice idea but my fiance and I aren't super traditional so I probably won't be sticking with this one unless it happens by accident. We're also skipping the bouquet and garter toss and not having a cake.
  • Jessica
    Devoted bride March 2018 Ontario
    Jessica ·
    I’m following the tradition. I think it’s cute. I had trouble with the blue part, but I’m working on it. Do you have a friend that got married recently or something you could borrow from a family member? Maybe a hair piece or a piece of jewelry? If you want small, I’ve heard of some people borrowing Something more silly like a piece of string and icing it back to the owner for luck!
  • Courtney
    Devoted bride July 2018 Ontario
    Courtney ·

    I find this tradition really confusing so I don't know if I'll follow it.

    I mean my dress, my shoes and my earrings will all be new.

    I'm borrowing a bracelet from my mum.. but does it also count as Old? I don't know what what point something qualifies as 'old'.


    I also don't have anything blue. The only thing I'd be able to do is shove a sticker on the bottom of my shoe lol.

  • Lynnie
    Administrator October 2016 North Carolina
    Lynnie ·

    What about something from your mom?

  • Breanne
    Frequent user bride August 2018 Ontario
    Breanne ·

    I'm going to follow this just because I think it's one of the cute wedding traditions

    Old - my late grandmothers emerald ring I inherited (and have never worn, was saving for this day)

    New - my dress

    Borrowed - don't have this yet, I've asked my mom for a piece of jewelry

    Blue - hopefully my shoes (our bridal colour is cobalt blue and I'm hoping to find matching shoes)

  • Bianca
    Devoted bride August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
    I’m on the fence if I want to follow this. My fiancé and I are not traditional whatsoever so we will see lol
  • Erin
    Featured September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·

    I ended up following this by chance. I had my new dress, my mum's veil (old and borrowed) and I have an anklet that I wear that has blue beads on it.

  • Ap2017
    Super bride September 2017 Ontario
    Ap2017 ·

    I did it, mostly because after I bought my dress and shoes, I was halfway there. I borrowed an old ring from my mother to round it out.

  • Maya
    Curious bride January 2019 Alberta
    Maya ·
    I think my mom is planning to make me something blue. I will also be holding my daughters heart shaped urn that is blue. My wedding dress is new and the jewelry that I will be wearing will be old. I am not sure about the borrowed part yet either tho.
  • Stephanie
    Super bride July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·

    I have something old, new, borrowed, blue but it wasn't on purpose, it just happened based on what I wanted. I bought a new dress. And really wanted to wear my mom's veil with it (old, and also borrowed because my aunt wore it as well and wants it back for her daughter) and blue is one of our colours so I will have blue flowers.

  • Rebecca
    Frequent user bride October 2018 Ontario
    Rebecca ·
    One of my bridesmaids is letting me borrow her hairpiece she used when she got married
  • Holly
    Frequent user bride June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
    Not following this tradition. Never saw the point and I'm not a super traditional bride. I've heard of brides borrowing jewelry, hair pin/clip something, or another small wearable item from the maid of honour.
  • Jackie
    Frequent user bride April 2019 Ontario
    Jackie ·
    Well I’m not sure we have to follow the tradition but if I did. I’d have the new dress and my mom wants me to wear her train (so got the borrowed) but nothing blue as yet. Lol

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