Post # 1
So it seems most people do the;
But pretty much nobody says the final line or even does the old tradition:
“And a silver sixpence in her shoe” these days.
I just wanted to know if anyone is doing this? I’ve seen a thread where ladies are using sixpences, but rather just for luck than actual tradition and not in their shoes either lol.
I’ve bought a silver sixpence from etsy and will definitely have it in my shoe on the day and wanted to know whether I’m not alone in this? 🙂
Post # 3
I had one, my mom bought had been saving it since a friend brought if back for her from Europe when she was in college.
Post # 4
@tksjewelry: Cool, glad I’m not the only one! 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I see them all the time on wedding blogs! :).
Post # 6
I’m doing the silver sixpence in my shoe!!
Post # 7
You do? I have yet to find one that mentions it. I’ll keep looking lol 🙂
Yay! Glad there’s a few people popping up who are doing it also, especially sepcifically IN THE SHOE yaaaaay! 😀
Post # 8
my shoes are peep toe so I am taping it in lol I’m using a sixpence my Fiance found while we were walking together at the start of our relationship. hopefully it will bring us wealth
Post # 9
@Spoonie: I really want to get a sixpence. I’ve heard a coin minted in the year you were born works too, but I’ll try to do the sixpence thing.
Post # 10
Hi bees, I’ve been lurking for a while (before I was even officially engaged), but finally decided to register so that I could respond to this. I am doing the sixpence in my shoe! My fiance’s Grandpa’s wife is from England and gave me one of hers, which is so special and means a lot. I wasn’t sure if anyone else still carried out the tradition. I am newly engaged so I have no clue about my shoes (figured I’d be in flip flops honestly?), so I may be taping it like almost mrs. Also, my future family member said the tradiition is to put the sixpence in your left shoe, just in case you were curious!
Post # 11
The sixpence that I’ll use is my mother’s from her wedding. She was given it by a dear friend who brought it back from England just for her!
Post # 12
My grandmother set aside 2 pennies on the day that it was born. One was for me and the other was for Darling Husband. She wanted us to wear them in our shoes but neither of us thought that would be comfortable so we taped them to the bottoms. It was a tradition that I didn’t care about (or even know about for that matter) but it was important to her so we did it.
Post # 13
@almost mrs: I love that! It makes it extra special! How lovely! 🙂 I’m also taping mine, just so it doesn’t rattle around lol
@Coffee cup: Ooh I haven’t heard of that…I’ll end up having a coin in each shoe now lol!
@MelBel: I couldn’t find anyone else who was doing it either, it was like it had faded from existence but I thought it might be because I’m English or something. It’s nice you have one of sentimental value 🙂 Oh and thank you for telling me it’s the left shoe, I didn’t even know that 🙂
@Missbliss: Aww it’s nice to see so many people with sentimental sixpences, and especially nice that your mother already used it for the same thing!
That’s lovely that she had them intended for you both right from birth and that’s a good way of getting round the discomfort lol
Thanks everyone for your replies 🙂
Post # 14
My sister-in-law did it and she’s lending her sixpence to me!
Post # 15
I wore a penny in my shoe. It happened to be the same exact penny that my mother wore in her shoe on her wedding day, so it made it extra special. My parents will celebrate their 37th anniversary in June, so I hope a little of their luck rubs off on us.
It’s definitely something I will pass on to my daughter.
Post # 16
@Spoonie: A tradition my step-dad always does is he finds a penny with our birth year that we wear in our shoe. Not sure if it comes from that saying or what? I think its kindof cool though