- Miss Big Sky
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…(and a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe.)”
This good-luck saying originated in the Victorian era. Brides today often incorporate special items into their wedding attire according to the rhyme.
“Something Old” symbolizes a link to the bride’s family and the past. A family heirloom, such as a piece of antique jewelry or a family member’s wedding dress can represent the old object. Or, a bride can sew lace or ribbon into the hem of her dress.
“Something New” represents good fortune and success in the bride’s new life. A bride may wear a new string of pearls, or use her wedding gown as the new item.
“Something Borrowed” symbolizes the love and support of family and friends in times of need. A borrowed object can be a token from a happily married friend, such as a lace handkerchief.
“Something Blue” is an object that symbolizes faithfulness and loyalty. Brides commonly choose a blue garter or ribbon.
“A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe,” is a blessing for wealth. Since sixpences are difficult to find, any silver coin makes a sufficient substitute.
Now that I’ve shared a little history with you, I’d like you all to share your choices for things old, new, borrowed and blue.
I have not chosen all of them, but
Old- Vintage bracelet
New- Dress and Veil
Borrowed- Grandmother’s handkerchief
Blue- Blue crystal in my hair fascinator (Etsy)