(Closed) Sixpence in shoe?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I see them all the time on wedding blogs! :).

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m doing the silver sixpence in my shoe!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Busy bee

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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 # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My sister-in-law did it and she’s lending her sixpence to me! 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@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

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