Post # 1
If so, show me your sixpence! I’ve been looking online, there are many different styles.
I’m going to get this style sixpence, I think the turtle is perfect for a beach wedding! (I’m going to wear it on an anklet since I’m getting married barefoot, but I figure that’s close enough to “in my shoe”!)
Post # 3
That’s so cute and I really love your twist to wear it as an anklet!
I really hadn’t thought about doing it until my mom came to me and gave me hers that she wore in her shoe and asked if I would wear it. It was really special and so I said yes and am excited to wear it for the ceremony! It’ll be my “something borrowed” because she wants it back to save for my little sister. I don’t have a picture but it’s a really traditional one.
Post # 4
I think I am. It’ll take me a while to find one that seems significant! Maybe I can find one with a panda. haha fat chance!
Post # 5
both a friend of mine and myself put a penny in our shoe from the year we were born. maybe we started our own twist on the tradition??
penny in my shoe:
Post # 6
I did. I found out that the British sixpence stopped being almost all silver in 1920, so I went for an 1820 one. Given that NotFroofy is British, I didn’t even consider a sixpence from another country.
Post # 7
I did. A friend of mine had it so I wore it. But I wore sandals, so it was actually taped to the bottom.
Post # 8
Mine is in my mom’s jewelry box in this sweet tulle pocket from her own wedding, and it’s waiting for my wedding! It’s a silver sixpence from England, and I know it was a gift of a friend of hers prior to her wedding! When I was a little girl she told me that it would be mine someday!
Post # 9
I have just bought one from Ebay with my birth year on it…..yes i will wear it.
i also bought 4 other sixpences for my bridesmaids…..to put inside their trinket box gift i bought them. ok they wont wear them in their shoe, but i have given them them for luck….
Post # 10
I probably will have one on my person, but I don’t know if I will put it in my shoe. It sounds uncomfortable. If you are someone who has tried it, did it bother you at all?
Post # 11
I did this. I had a beach wedding and the sixpence didn’t bother me at all. I was wearing closed-toe pumps so it was safely tucked in my shoe.
I married an Aussie in Australia, so I used an Australian one. I purchased a 1911 sixpence since we got married in 2011. It was perfect as our theme was ‘Edwardian day by the seaside.’
I am very glad I did it as it’s a great keepsake. I also found silver Aussie sixpence earrings in a shop the day before the wedding, so I bought those too. They’re a lovely and wearable reminder of the wedding.
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Post # 13
I just got mine in the mail. I ordered it from Etsy and it included free shipping in Canada. I am so excited about it, my family emigrated to Canada from England a few generations ago and I love the link to family history!
I am going to have a Sixpence in my Shoe on my wedding day! I think I will tape it in there so I don’t lose it.