Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Stuff We're Skipping: the Somethings

You guys know the poem:

Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a sixpence in her shoe.

Most of the time brides just stick with the first four somethings: old, new, borrowed, and blue. A lot of our bee bloggers are doing this or have done this! Miss Armadillo talks about wearing her mother's veil as her something borrowed. Mrs. Doe wore a borrowed blue garter for both her something borrowed and her something blue. Mrs. Cauldron wore her mother's wedding ring and carried several charms with her on her wedding day for her something old (and borrowed!). The something new is usually the easiest—Mrs. Spaniel used her stunning dress and shoes.

Image via Lover.ly / Photo by Harwell Photography

I didn't think any of the bees had done this sixpence in the shoe thing, but check it out! I found at least three who have finished out the rhyme with a lucky sixpence: Mrs. Husky, Mrs. Labrador, and Mrs. Bird of Paradise. (Anyone else do this and I missed it in my blog search?)

Image via Lover.ly / Photo by Pat Moyer

If I really thought about this it would be pretty easy to do. I have plenty of new items, I'm borrowing a number of things (including possibly my grandmother's diamond necklace which would also be old!), and I'll probably have blue somewhere—although not on me. Do I have to wear it to count?

Anyway, the point of this post is that I'm not actually making it a priority to have each of these present on my wedding day. There's not an emotional connection for me—I'm more excited about including borrowed items (and many of them) naturally!

But, I love hearing about the ways other people are using this poem! What are your somethings? Anyone doing the sixpence in the shoe?

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