Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wedding Wednesday is here again!

Welcome to Wedding Wednesday! I'm so glad you stopped by because today's topic is the great tradition of "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue... and a sixpence in your shoe!"  My friend Georgina who is getting married in July did a post about the tradition, and you can read all about it [here].
I've already chose three of the "somethings" as you can see in the photo above.  My something old is my Grandma Sue's pearl necklace that I inherited when she passed away last year.  I love them and cherish the sentiments that they represent.  My something new is my engagement ring or my dress or my shoes... there are plenty of options.  My something blue is going to be the garter that my mom wore at her wedding.  We found it in a box with all her wedding momentos including her shoes, the guestbook (told you it gets put in the attic), and bouquet.  I hope to wear her veil too (if it goes with my dress that I haven't picked out yet).  As for something borrowed... any ideas?  I guess if I wear her veil that will be something borrowed, but if I don't... what should I do?  Sure the garter will be borrowed, but you can let one thing count for two somethings!  That's like cheating tradition! Ha!

I also need a sixpence for my shoe - does anyone know where I can get one?  My friend Katherine bought hers at a flea market, but I think I can get them at AVA Formals, a dress boutique in a nearby town.  Any other ideas?

Doesn't it give you warm fuzzies to think about the sentimental details?  No?  Ok, maybe that's just me.

Poll question for the week: Did you follow the "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" tradition?  I can't wait to see how "traditional" y'all are!!

Results from last weeks poll are as follows:
Formal china with 3 votes, Informal china with 8, and No china with 1.

Just curious, for those of you who think formal over informal china, what is your reasoning?  Help me make an informed decision!!!   :)

And finally, for your viewing pleasure a video clip I found on facebook!  Enjoy!
laura ann


Steven & Kimberly said...

I didn't follow the "something new, borrowed, old, and blue" rule.

I only had 4 months to plan my wedding and I guess I just forgot...haha.

Sadly, as stupid as I may sound, I had to google what the sixpence on the shoe thing was. Haha!

Wow...maybe if we renew our vows later on in life I can do those things :-)

Georgina said...

Thanks for the shout out!
I was just fixing to update my blog to share my something old!

As you already know, I'm using this tradition for our wedding!!

Katherine said...

That video was freakin hilarious...I mean I laughed out loud. can borrow my shoes! But it's ok if you don't want to :-) That's all I have to offer, and can't think of anything good...

Charlotte said...

I'm almost there, but would like to follow the tradition, even though we're going away. And I'll glady let you borrow anything I have cause I like you!

Candice said...

I was going to say-
You are more than welcome to borrow ANYTHING from our wedding. I've got a hair thing that you can wear for the reception, a bra, you know....anything! HAHA

AND- I can see if our family friend Mr. Doug (who threw us the couples shower) can get you a sixpence. That is who gave me mine. He is so sweet :-) Let me know if you want me to check.

Candice said...

Oh yeah- you could totally have my wedding night lingerie (as something borrowed) that I never wore.

What a waste of money.

Amanda said...

So... Parker has to do something like that! That is awesome!

And I think it's fine for you to combine them all into one. What was that movie... In Her Shoes, with Cameron Diaz. She went to live with her grandmother, and her sister ended up getting engaged. At the end of the movie, right before her wedding, her grandmother gives her the shoes she wore in her wedding - the were old, borrowed, and they had blue pictures or something on the inside. You can do it.