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UKbride Member Request 7 Apr 2019

Old, new, borrowed, blue

My wedding is in less than 4 weeks and I’m just finishing up all the little things. I haven’t currently done anything about ‘something old, new, borrowed and blue’. Apparently it’s meant to be about what you wear on your person than just generally in the wedding decor. What have other people done for this that I could achieve quickly? Or did you not do it at all?

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Hayley Marden
Hayley Marden 7 Apr 2019

New = will be my dress Blue = asda bride knickers with bride written in blue old and borrowed = 6 pence coin getting sewn into dress you could just keep it in a bag or something with you on day

Kimberley Joyce
Kimberley Joyce 7 Apr 2019

I think my sister wore a Garter with blue ribbon on it and my mum sewn her nans wedding ring into it too so it covered something old and borrowed, the right guy and new and blue, the garter xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

New - my dress
Blue - 'Light Blue' by Dolce and Gabbanna perfume which is my now husbands favourite on me.
Old and borrowed - my Grandma's saphire ring.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

The saying goes something old something new something borrowed something blue and a sixpence in her shoe.

My something old was my grans sixpence that was given to my mum and then to me, we stitched it onto my garter using a blue ribbon as I had open shoes and didn’t want to lose it! So that covered the sixpence old and borrowed and blue and my something new was the jewellery my dad got me to wear.

It can work for you any way you want really! Be creative xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I had my grandmother's pearl bracelet and necklace (old), my new dress and blue heels. I'd completely forgotten about the 'borrowed' but my husbands lovely aunt lent me pearl earrings on a long time loan!

Andrea Lawlor
Andrea Lawlor 9 Apr 2019

New - my dress
Old/borrowed - my great grans ring borrowed from my mum
Blue - my garter

Joanna Fair
Joanna Fair 9 Apr 2019

Old: pictures of loved ones that had passed away on my bouquet
New: necklace (a gift from my husband on the day) but could have been lots of things had he not go me this
Borrowed: the sixpence for my shoe
Blue: underwear

Kayleigh E Alman
Kayleigh E Alman 9 Apr 2019

Something new was my dress, borrowed was my veil, old was my nans bracelet and blue was my captain America garter x

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UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Old and borrowed: My Mum's earrings
New: My dress
Blue: My knickers!

Clare Bourne
Clare Bourne 9 Apr 2019

Something old was a pearl necklace that I bought at a boot fair, new was the dressed borrowed was my friends veil and blue I had a blue ribbon with a locket and picture of my sister who isn’t with us any more xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I had a blue ribbon ony garter and for old and borrowed i borrowed my step mums perfume that my dad bought her years ago.

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UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

My something new is my dress, something old will be my wedding ring, as it was my grandmother's. My borrowed will be my veil and my blue will be my shoes

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UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Old - My Grandma’s Pearl Necklace
New - My Dress
Borrowed - Garter
Blue - My Wedding Shoes
& a silver sixpence inside my shoe!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I had my new dress, shoes had blue soles, I had an old hair pin hidden in my hair, and that was borrowed from a friend.

Hannah Stephens
Hannah Stephens 9 Apr 2019

My old and blue was a ring of my nans, it looks like Princess Diana’s engagement ring. My new was my dress, I didn’t have anything borrowed though. Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I've got..
Something new -my dress
Something borrowed-
My daughter is letting me borrow her horse shoe Pandora charm
Something old- I have my nannas butterfly broach and my grooms nan's ring wired in to my bouquet
Something blue - my maid of honour is giving me her love you to the moon and back Pandora charm which is blue but I also have a garter with a blue ribbon. Hope this helps. I get married in 3 weeks 3 days!! Xx

Amy Vigor-Green
Amy Vigor-Green 9 Apr 2019

My dress was the new. My shoes had blue on the soles. My garter also had blue plus a sixpence attached for the old. My borrowed was my bouquet!

Christine Hennessy
Christine Hennessy 9 Apr 2019

I have an old pair of Pearl earrings, new dress, borrowed hair comb and a blue ribbon sewn into my dress. Don’t forget the silver sixpence in your left shoe, given to you by whoever walks you down the aisle to give you prosperity in your marriage 😊

Laura Shergold
Laura Shergold 9 Apr 2019

New-dress
Old-mum’s ring
Borrowed/blue-garter x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I had my something old; nannies ring. new; everything basically lol shoes say? Borrowed; nannies brooch. Blue; my wedding dress. And don't forget the ha'penny in your shoe!lol one of my friends gave me one of those, it hung in a wee organza bag on my bouquet with the brooch.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Yoir garter something new and blue or can you borrow 1... something borrowed I had a small bag and a hair slide x

beverley summerhill
beverley summerhill 9 Apr 2019

Old- my current engagement ring as I have upgraded for the wedding
New- my dress
Borrowed- my grandmas broach which will be attached to my flowers
Blue- I have my sadly deceased nephew neonatal hat which will be sewn into a heart shape in my dress

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

New was my dress
Old was my mums garter, which I also borrowed
& blue was shoes.

Michelle McGee
Michelle McGee 9 Apr 2019

Something old = engagement ring
Something new = garter
Something borrowed = jewellery
Something blue = bouquet memory photo of my son with blue ribbon

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I never did it. Xxx

Danielle Thomson
Danielle Thomson 9 Apr 2019

My new was my dress i had blue wedding shoes they matched my decor they also had a 6 pence in them for my old and my borrowed was a handkerchief from my dad xxx

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Something old (to connect you to your past and ward off the Evil Eye),something new (to represent your new life),something borrowed (should be from an older,happily married woman to bestow good luck on your marriage),something blue (also,to ward off the Evil Eye but also represents love and fidelity) and a silver sixpence in your shoe (financial good luck).Some people combine them (so borrowed and old,like borrowing a family heirloom piece of jewellery),you can buy commemorative sixpences from wedding suppliers. Lots of brides have a blue garter,or you can have a blue ribbon sewn onto your dress in the lining.I have blue shoes,and I'm going for a blue,glittery pedi.Your imagination is the limit here

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I wore a ring from my nan that was old and borrowed the garter had blue in it and new was my dress and tiara x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Old, .......... my Garter
New.......... my Gown
Borrowed my necklace
Blue.......... my bow on my bra & knickers. :-) (I sewed them on myself

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

New- my dress and a bracelet my grandparents bought me for the day
Old - my great nanas watch
Blue - I had my husband's initial tattooed on me 2 days before the wedding in bright blue
Borrowed - we got stuck on so I had my nanas trolley token in my shoe

Laura Stewart
Laura Stewart 9 Apr 2019

I had all the intentions of doing it, but didn’t

New was everything I was wearing, blue was my toe nails and there was a blue stone on the underside of my shoe

I didn’t do the others, wedding still happened and all is fine 😀

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I wore
Old- my nanas necklace
New- my dress
Borrowed - earrings from my sister
Blue-my shoes

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

New - dress
Old - lucky pixie clipped to my garter that was my great grandmothers.
Borrowed - angel pendant for my bouquet from a friend.
Blue - ribbons on my shoe.

And don’t forget a lucky sixpence for your shoe

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

My new thing was my wedding shoes. And my something old and borrowed (I just combined it cos it was easier) was the ring my father wore round his neck on a chain for years until he passed away last year xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I had my wedding dress as something new, a charm with a picture of my grandparents who passed away as my something old, I borrowed my mums veil from her wedding and my something blue was my engagement ring. I also wore a silver sixpence in my shoe

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

My partner found me a sixpence which was sweet. I have blue in my dress which is also new. My bra isn’t new so suppose it’s old! Just need borrowed which I could always use a lipgloss

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I have a blue hair slide, my dress and shoes as new, and a broach that was my Nans as something burrowed

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

New - earnings that my dad bought me on the way to the ceremony, old - underwear (I wanted it to be comfy lol), borrowed - the ribbon around my bouquet, blue - my hair x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

New dress, blue shoes, old ring and borrowed earrings

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I'm having a TARDIS and that covers all of them

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I got my sister a wee pic charm for her bouquet with blue ribbon and two old pictures of our grandparents on their wedding day so it was new old photo ribbon blue and I gave her my pocket mirror to borrow :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I borrowed a blue anklet,

Laura Roscoe
Laura Roscoe 9 Apr 2019

You don’t have to... I’m not bothering with old or borrowed, I have blue and new 😊

Rachael Morris
Rachael Morris 9 Apr 2019

My dress will be my something new, I'm borrowing a pearl necklace from my Mum, my garter is blue and my M.I.L to be is putting either a sixpence or thriteny bit coin inside a handmade lace pouch to hang inside my bouquet or sew inside my dress for something old xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I am in the process of making my own brooch bouquet I have borrowed some brooches which are also old and I have bought new ones for it to I am also going to put something blue on it to complete the tradition!! It will be the only thing I do thats traditional!!

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

My maid of honour is sorting this for me as I'm sure I read that it is their job? There's actually a guide as to what each item is supposed to be/represent. And don't forget the sixpence in your shoe!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

New dress old necklace borrowed a bracelet and my blue and sixpence was s charm had on my flowers

Emily Lindsay
Emily Lindsay 9 Apr 2019

New- dress
Old - was the lucky sixpence
Borrowed- my aunties veil
Blue- bra and knicker set from Debenhams white lace with blue ribbon through them 😁

Beverley Farrand
Beverley Farrand 9 Apr 2019

My something blue is also borrowed from my chief bridesmaids mum. My something old is my mother in laws silver bracelet. Sadly I never got to meet her only heard family memories.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I think it's what you wear on your person, but I didn't really bother

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

My old and blue was my grand brooch in my bouquet new was my wedding dress and borrowed was my sister's veil x

Kirsty Cleall
Kirsty Cleall 9 Apr 2019

A very special friend bought me this ... and I am wearing in my dress as I love it xxx

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Melanie McCormick
Melanie McCormick 9 Apr 2019

Something new is my dress, jewellery, and tiara. My old is 3 generations of wedding rings laced into my dress. Something borrowed is from my maid of honour, her Mickey mouse watch that I bought for her from Disney. And my blue is the Mickey mouse heads in blue gems under my shoes.
(My colour scheme is purple.)

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Something old- a ring of my auntie who passed away
Something new- my dress
Something borrowed- my sister’s necklace with my grandads fingerprint on in my bouquet
Something blue- my shoes

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

I have a blue pandora charm made from my mums ashes (sadly she died last year) so that covers it for me x

Alana Sims
Alana Sims 9 Apr 2019

I’m sorting the old, borrowed and blue all in one go, my Nan’s engagement ring and then the new will be my dress!

Clair Kirby
Clair Kirby 9 Apr 2019

Something blue charm. Can be clipped to garter or bouquet x

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

My nan has given me her pearl jewellery set I was meant to just borrowing them but she has given me it for keeps. That’s my something old Mum is sorting my new, borrowed and blue,

Debbie Osborne
Debbie Osborne 9 Apr 2019

Dress is usually your something new...blue garter... usually jewellery of some sort for old and borrowed...I wear my grans wedding ring so will keep that on and borrowing a necklace from my mum x

Nicola Simmonds
Nicola Simmonds 9 Apr 2019

I had a blue garter, my dress was new and I borrowed a brooch with a deer on from my sister which was previously my great grandmothers. I attached the brooch to the ribbon on my bouquet.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

Old: beads from my mums wedding headpiece that I got put into mine
New: my dress
Borrowed: my grandmothers jewellery which was hung around the stalk of my bouquet
Blue: my mum sewed in blue thread a wee patch of fabric with her wedding date and mine, and I got it sewn to the underside of my train
Hope you get sorted and good luck with the wedding ️ x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 9 Apr 2019

New garter with a borrowed pin bags attached. Old hat pin in my flowers that my nan gave me before she passed away. And blue shoes (but my garter also had some blue on it)
I also had a sixpence in my shoe. It was from the year of my moms birth.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Apr 2019

I wore my mums engagement ring (sapphire) which was borrowed and blue, my New was my dress and old was a tiara my husband bought me when we first met

Hayley Wright-Mitchell
Hayley Wright-Mitchell 10 Apr 2019

My mum gave me her grandmother’s ring for my something old. I borrowed my friends veil, everything else I was wearing was new and then I glued a blue rhinestone to the bottom of my shoes lol

Sue Harpin
Sue Harpin 10 Apr 2019

Some thing old and borrowed is a locket from my mum something new earings something blue ribbon in garter

Viki Nemeth
Viki Nemeth 11 Apr 2019

Something old and borrowed are earrings from my fiance's late mum, something blue will be in the bouquet and something new my entire outfit for the day. Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Apr 2019

Could borrow jewellery off your mum/sister/grandma/best friend. New could be your new dress/new lipstick/new jewellery/new hair accessory. Old could be anything that you maybe received off a relative that's been around a while, again thinking jewellery or accessories probably. Blue any of the above or maybe a blue ribbon tied around the bouquet?

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 12 Apr 2019

My something old was my mums vail
So.ething new was dress
Something borrowed as a bracelet form my aunts wedding
And blue was my garter

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