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Keep or Skip: Something old, new, borrowed, blue?

Joey, on August 7, 2017 at 11:42 Posted in Wedding Tests 0 129
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Hello everyone! We're playing "Keep or Skip" this week with popular wedding traditions!

So...

Are you going to have something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue with you on your wedding day, or will you skip this tradition?

Old, New, Borrowed, and BlueOld, New, Borrowed, and Blue

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Learn about this history behind several wedding traditions here!

>> Click here for the next question: Keep or Skip: First look

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129 Comments

Latest activity by Samantha, on October 6, 2021 at 08:51
  • Samantha
    Frequent user May 2022 Ontario
    Samantha ·
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    I'm all for tradition, so this is a keep for me!
    My something new is my ring/wedding dress.
    My something old is ribbon from my parents wedding (30+ years ago).

    My something borrowed is my mom's/Oma's jewelry.

    My something blue is my garter.

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  • Clare
    Frequent user August 2021 Manitoba
    Clare ·
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    My mum wants me to go with something borrowed but I’m sticking with something new & blue is actually my theme
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  • S
    Expert September 2020 Quebec
    Shannon ·
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    I could go either way. It will depend on my mother and/or gramma.

    I was thinking of asking them if they would like to see me have something I can borrow, or if they want to give me something blue, that's meaningful to them.

    Otherwise, I'll just skip it.

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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    I like this tradition. My mom seems to be really into it which is actually stressing me out a bit. She has her heart set on a piece of her dress or veil being my something old and I'm not sure how to incorporate it.
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  • Amanda
    Devoted September 2022 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    Definitely keeping this tradition.

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  • Kris
    Frequent user October 2019 Nevada
    Kris ·
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    I will definitely be doing this for our wedding. It's the one tradition that means a lot to me.

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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    Will probably keep it. I'm halfway there so might as well.

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  • Alix
    Expert June 2021 Saskatchewan
    Alix ·
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    I am skipping this one. Although my engagement ring has a sapphire, so I will have something blue.

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  • Robyn
    Super June 2019 Ontario
    Robyn ·
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    Definitely keeping this one. Finding the something blue is the toughest one for me though.
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  • Janaya
    Expert August 2019 Saskatchewan
    Janaya ·
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    Im so excited to do this! I've always dreamt about it since I was a little girl haha I absolutely will NOT be skipping this old tradition Smiley smile Love it

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  • Sarah
    Curious August 2020 Saskatchewan
    Sarah ·
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    A sixpence is put into the left shoe usually by the father of the bride to bless the marriage with luck, wealth and happiness in the marriage.
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  • Dana
    Newbie September 2019 Ontario
    Dana ·
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    Whats the meaning of the coin
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  • Andrea
    Devoted January 2021 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    Definitely skipping.

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  • Stefanie
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
    Stefanie ·
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    I think this will be a Skip. might change our minds once we get closer to the date though.

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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    We're sticking to it because its a sentimental tradition. I've got the old, new, and blue figured out but still have to figure out the borrowed.

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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    I was thinking is skipping this tradition but we sent our save the dates today and my FSIL just offered me one of their mother’s handkerchief’s which is a BFF bc my FH’s parents are deceased AND his grandmother made the handkerchief’s.

    I’m touched and this makes the planning process much more real/sentimental to me (I’ve been mostly pragmatic so far in the planning).
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  • Amanda
    Curious October 2020 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    This is a keep - for sure. Our whole wedding will be about family and friends. Celebrating the various traditions will be a big part of that!

    I love Kathleen's idea!! What a great way to involve people!!
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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Keeping this, we are skipping A LOT of traditions but I have always enjoyed this one.

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  • Jessie
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Jessie ·
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    I love this tradition so I would love to but I'm going to leave it up to my wedding party and mom's to do this. I don't really want to ask

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  • Karen
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Karen ·
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    I'm all for tradition so I'll be doing it.
    My something new is my ring/wedding dress.
    My something old and borrowed is my mom's pearl necklace and earrings.
    My something blue is my garter.
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  • Sarah
    Curious August 2020 Saskatchewan
    Sarah ·
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    I have my something old and blue. I also will be putting a coin in my shoe


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  • Tatiana
    Expert April 2018 Ontario
    Tatiana ·
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    Following it somewhat, having the blue the borrowed and new not sure on old

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  • Jessica
    Frequent user August 2019 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    Ohh I would love that! Thanks so much!
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  • Kathleen
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
    Kathleen ·
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    I'm totally okay with that! I think it's important to recognize the people who are super important to you, especially if you can't have a bunch of people in the wedding party, etc. Smiley smile I created a RSVP card sized design to print (front and back) asking them to be my Something Blue. Feel free to message me if you want jpegs of them! Smiley smile


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  • Jessica
    Frequent user August 2019 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    Wow! This is a beautiful idea, I absolutley love it! It made me well up a little bit. I may have to steal this idea...

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Skipping this because I'm not too traditional.

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  • Kathleen
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
    Kathleen ·
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    Keep! I am however doing “something blue” a bit different. I’m sending a card in the invite to certain important women in my life (since they can’t all be bridesmaids, etc) like my aunt, cousins and my best friends Mum. I’m asking them to wear blue to my wedding and act as my something blue to include them in a special way and follow the something old, something new in a new way Smiley smile
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  • Holly
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Skip, this has never been a traditional that I really liked. Just not important to me or my family.
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  • Victoria
    Expert November 2019 Ontario
    Victoria ·
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    Itll prob depend on how important it is to my mama.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    I think I'm skipping this.

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  • Kait
    Curious August 2018 Ontario
    Kait ·
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    Definitely keeping! Not sure how I’ll be doing it, but I like the idea. It’s fun.
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  • Kait
    Curious August 2018 Ontario
    Kait ·
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    Blue panties is actually such a good idea!!
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