(Closed) Are you doing the sixpence tradition?

posted 7 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
875 posts
Busy bee

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
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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.

Post # 13
2 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

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.


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