(Closed) Sixpence in shoe?

posted 9 years ago in Traditions
Post # 31
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it’s a lovely tradition that many brides don’t consider.

Post # 32
7605 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

My mom, the Captain of telling me what is “traditional”, didn’t seem to know about the last line.  I think I only found out about it on the Bee!  I won’t be doing it myself.

Post # 33
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I plan on doing it, but I have yet to get mine. I’m going to probably try eBay or etsy and probably get some for my sisters and daughter for when they get married.

Post # 35
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

i did it and i forgot it was there most of the day. i used double sided tape so it would stick to the shoe without falling out

Post # 36
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I lucked out on finding mine; my paternal grandfather travelled extensively and brought back coins from all over (including several sixpence).  I’ll have to try the double sided tape…


Post # 37
3696 posts
Sugar bee

I’ll have one in my shoe – my Future Mother-In-Law got it for me, together with a lovely little “something blue” pin. Such a sweet gesture!

Post # 38
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wore a silver sixpence in my shoe from 1928. my grandmother’s birth year.  It’s the same penny she wore on her wedding day.  It was also in the shoe of my mother and all of my aunts on their day too,  I was terrified I’d lose it so I taped it in with clear packing tape ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 39
4099 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I will be purchasing a sixpence with my grandparents wedding year on it (we will be married in their 50th year) so I think that’s kinda neat!

Post # 40
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@hiroshymatetrastar:  My sixpence has my grandparents’ wedding year on it, as well. I thought it was a great way to honor them and bring us good luck since they did stay married until “death do us part.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 41
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m planning on wearing one in my shoe… I told my dad it was his responsibility to find me one lol (no-one’s mentioned it, but I heard (somewhere??) that it’s supposed to be a gift from father to daughter? Or am I mistaken?

Post # 42
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I did it! I got a six pence from 1932 (my grandparents wedding year) on it. 80 years!

I got it from here


I put it in my shoe and honestly never felt it the whole day. Now I have a nice keepsake to give to my own daughter.


Post # 43
4943 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@NurseMarriedToAFarmer:  “Also- rain on your wedding day is good luck and symbolizes prosperity.  Glad to say, I was married on thee hottest, wettest (6 inches or something ridiculous like that between midnight and nine am – it was dry that year!), day of the summer.”

It rained on my wedding day, and that marriage failed…he was a musician, so we certainly weren’t prosperous money wise. haha. :b

Post # 44
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m going to wear my FI’s “sixpence”. It’s not actually a sixpence, it’s a coin his Grandpa gave him a long time ago with the traditional Irish (we both are) claddagh and a blessing on the back of it.

This is the closest picture I could find. 


Post # 45
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wore the same one my mother and brother’s wife wore.  Hopefully we will have daughers who will wear it as well!

Post # 46
32 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

I will do it, allmy family has my grandma had it passed down to her and gave it to my mum and now me, i use double sided tape to stick in in ๐Ÿ™‚


I wouldn’t dream of breaking that tradition ๐Ÿ™‚

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