Special Somethings

I’m not the first bride to talk about my wedding day “somethings,” but I always love seeing these posts because each person is different. I’ve thought a lot about my somethings, and while some were easy (my something blue), I’ve been struggling with a few.

If you’ve never heard of this, I’ll enlighten you: the rhyme goes “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.” I’m not sure how many brides do the “six pence in your shoe,” but I know that I’ll be leaving that out.

According to the Knot,

Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom.

So what am I doing for mine?

Easy ones first.

Something blue:

Remember my post about my fancy shoes?


Done and done.

Something borrowed:

This is especially fun. I arrived home one day to to find a box. What was in that box?


My bee charms! I am so excited to carry this little piece of the Hive with me on our wedding day. My bee charms came to me via my blogger BFF Mrs. Panda, who clearly knows me well enough to have sent them to me in a dinosaur box. These bees have a long history, having been with Jaguar, Biscuit, Bacon, Cannon, Funnel Cake, Sunhat, Petit Four, Castle, Elk, Wizard, Unicorn, Cauldron, Potion, Armadillo, Mongoose, Panda, and finally to me.

Something new:

There are any number of things that could count for this. My dress, my veil, any of my jewelry (I should talk to you about that), my shoes, or even the lovely lace thing seen in the picture under the bee charms (that would be my garter, lovingly made for me by the Amazeballs Panda). Maybe I’ll consider this to be my something new:

My campfire charm! Via Bohemian Findings

Something old:

This is where I’m running into trouble. I would love to carry something with me that had sentimental meaning. My first thought went to a piece of jewelry worn by my Nana or something from Sparky’s mom. Those are two very strong and wonderful women in my life, both of whom lay claim to solid, supportive marriages. In a pinch, I could carry the ring Sparky gave me for our first Christmas together: a white gold and sapphire ring that he designed himself.

The original blurry picture posted to Facebook in 2007

The jury is still out on that one, but it’s nice to know the other categories are covered”¦

What are you doing for your “somethings”?


Mrs. Campfire

Seattle, WA
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    meganmarie33 162 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:32 am

    I love the charm! :)

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    Mrs. Campfire 956 posts, Busy bee @ 9:32 am

    @meganmarie33: Thanks! I was very excited to find it!

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    Miss Wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:48 am

    I love all of your “somethings”—especially the campfire charm :D

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    missgoldfish 775 posts, Busy bee @ 10:08 am

    That charm is adorable! And I would definitely considering borrowing something from your Nana or FMIL…it can be another something borrowed as well as your something old!

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    Mrs. Campfire 956 posts, Busy bee @ 10:24 am

    @Miss Wellies: Thanks!
    @MissGoldFish: Definitely true!

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    Choreographer82 138 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:54 am

    Love your “somethings’ – especially the charm! :)

    I had my great grandmother’s handkerchief that I carried as my something old.

    My something new was anything in the dress, shoes, veil, jewelry, etc. category.

    Borrowed was a little interesting in the sense that I “borrowed” a piece from my mother’s and my now mother-in-law’s wedding dresses and had them wrapped around my bouquet.

    And I had blue in my flowers, a blue bow on one of my undergarments and blue embroidery on my handkerchief. (Not to mention my blue eyes and the main color of the wedding was blue).

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1298 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:40 pm

    Miss Panda is so sweet!
    I’m totally jelly of your charm! I tried to find a waterfall one, no luck though :(

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    Mrs. Panda 1324 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:03 pm

    I’m glad everything got to you in one piece! I had a lot of fun putting your package together =)

    @Mrs. Waterfall: aww =) you’re pretty sweet yourself

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    scarlet_letter 369 posts, Helper bee @ 12:48 pm

    Aww I love the charm! I love all of your “somethings”.
    I think my something blue will be a piece of my grandfather’s coat that I will have either in my bouquet or sewn into my dress.
    Something new — a pendant I will wear on the necklace I am making, from my BM and her current FH (will be DH by the time my wedding roles around).
    Something borrowed: earrings from MIL, possibly.
    Something old: jury is still out.

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