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Green or Red Light: Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue?

Cliodhna, on March 9, 2020 at 09:05 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 24

How do you feel about the ‘Old, New, Borrowed and Blue’ tradition? Is this something you and your fiance(e) will incorporate into your wedding? If so, how will you?

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue; green or red light?

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Latest activity by Casey, on March 23, 2020 at 13:13
  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    Green light. It wasn't really a " I need to do this", it just kind of happened and everything fell into place without me having to look for things

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Yellow light?? It wasn’t a priority for me, but it ended up happening!
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  • Chelsea
    Super June 2020 Alberta
    Chelsea ·
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    Red light! I'm not making this a priority - if it happens to work out, cool, but I'm definitely not planning for it at this point

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  • BunnyBride
    Super August 2022 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    Green light!

    I think this is a fun tradition and there isn't much about it that screams a certain religion, etc., so it takes that completely out of the equation.

    My something new/something blue is the jewellery I'll be wearing that day. My mom bought it for me when we picked out my dress. If I can't double down on an item, the dress will be new Smiley tongue

    Still working on the borrowed and the old. I still have about 6 months, so I hope I can find something in that time frame! LOL

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  • Marissa
    Frequent user October 2021 Alberta
    Marissa ·
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    Green light. I'm going to try but if I can't find everything then I don't really care either, so depending what works or what I can find
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  • Ashley
    VIP August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    Red light some traditions are meant to be broken lol

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  • Steph
    Expert June 2022 Ontario
    Steph ·
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    Green light! It's a tradition that makes me feel warm and I'm looking forward to it!
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  • Stefanie
    Devoted August 2020 Saskatchewan
    Stefanie ·
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    Green light. I really like this tradition and like how sentimental it can be. I have lots of something news. My grandmother is lending me her garter from her marriage to my grandfather which is also blue. And I will be given a sixpence for my shoe from my great grandmother which is my something old.
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Red light as it wasn't done nor blue was incorporated in our outfits.
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  • Amanda
    Devoted September 2022 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    Green light. It is one of the few traditions that I like. My dress is new, a ring that has been passed down-old, another piece of jewelry from a family member- borrowed, blue will be my shoes, I also have a sixpence penny to put in my shoe.

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  • Michelle
    Expert October 2021 Nova Scotia
    Michelle ·
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    I'm kind of doing this, it's just sort of falling into place as I purchase my accessories. Right now the only thing I don't have is something borrowed.

    My reception shoes are blue and old since I bought them second-hand, and everything else I will be wearing is new

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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    Greenish. My mom is lending me a small sapphire pendant that my dad gave her for their 10 year anniversary to sew into my dress - it can technically be my something old, blue, and borrowed. But I want to see if I can come up with seperate items for all those.

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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    Green light - we’re both thinking about how to do this
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  • Veronica
    Super October 2021 Alberta
    Veronica ·
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    Green Light - love this tradition. My something old is a ring my late stepfather gave to my mom (tying this into my bouquet), something new will be my shoes (and my dress!), something borrowed is my veil (as it was my MOH on her wedding day) and my something blue is Tiffany earrings my fiance gave me for my first birthday we celebrated together Smiley smile

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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
    Laura ·
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    Green light if we manage it! Not a huge concern but I think its a sweet tradition.

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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
    Caitlyn ·
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    Green light! I really like this tradition.

    I had:

    Something old: my in-laws' stefana (Greek crowns)

    Something new: my dress

    Something borrowed: my mom's pearl necklace

    Something blue: my shoes

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  • Natasha
    Devoted May 2021 Ontario
    Natasha ·
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    Red light on a personal level but greenlight for the general idea of this tradition
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  • Megan
    Frequent user April 2021 Ontario
    Megan ·
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    Red light. I'm not very traditional.

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  • Desiree
    Frequent user August 2021 Ontario
    Desiree ·
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    Green light! Something I would like to try to do i think it should be pretty easy
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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    Green light. I still need to find all the items, but I love the idea.
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  • Brittany
    Frequent user July 2022 New Brunswick
    Brittany ·
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    Probably green light. I definitely want to try to do this. I just haven’t figured out what to use yet
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Green light - had one of everything!

    Old: Great Aunty Ann's bracelet

    New: Dress / Veil

    Borrowed: Hair pins

    Blue: Garter

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  • Kelsie
    Master July 2021 Ontario
    Kelsie ·
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    Green light (if I can manage it all!) I like this tradition - its cute.

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  • Samantha
    Super June 2021 Ontario
    Samantha ·
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    It's not something that we're too bothered with, but it ended up working out this way by not even really thinking about it lol my something new will be my dress, something old is our ring pillow made from FH mom's wedding dress, something borrowed is my grandma's earrings that I've loved since I was a kid, something blue is my garter.

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