Post # 1
So, I wanted to share this sweet story with you ladies (and gents).
I always heard the poem was “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a Six Pence penny in your shoe”. Well, I had the old, new, borrowed and blue, but unfortunately, we don’t HAVE six pence pennies. I was talking to a dear friend of mine (who works for the Bank of England) and he informed me that the US has never has six pence pennies and that the UK quit making them over 50 years ago. I was a little sad, almost as if I wasn’t doing the whole tradition. Well, a few weeks later, a package arrived in the mail from my sweet friend. It was TWO six-pence pennies! He gave me one from the 1930s (to carry on my wedding day) and one from 1776 (he is British and I am American, so it was really touching). I put the one from the 1930s in my shoe and wore it on my wedding day. It was like he was there with me, even though he was across the ocean and couldn’t make it to the wedding.
Has anyone else done the six pence penny thing?
Post # 3
No, hadn’t even thought to do it…but that is SO sweet that your friend went to all that trouble for you! What a great friend.
Post # 4
I’ve heard "and a shiny penny for your shoe." And – – just to give myself another fun thing to prepare, as a bridal-obsessive — I got a cute penny stamped with our wedding date, off Etsy. It cost $5.50, which is kind of hilarious for a… penny. But it has a hole for stringing it on a chain, etc, later, and it has the wedding date stamp, so…. justification, justification….
Post # 5
Aw that is really sweet of your friend, what a touching gift! I’d never heard of this part of the tradition, just another thing to add to the list lol. I may go to etsy too, since I have no friends in the UK!
Post # 6
oh I LOVE that penny with the hole!
I wound up hot glueing the six-pence into my shoe!!! So it is there permanently!!!