Something Old – Something New – Something Borrowed – Something Blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe. You have probably often thought what exactly does this saying mean. Well it is a good luck saying which dates back to UK in the 19th Century and it’s about making sure that the luck will smile upon the bride in her marriage, and by wearing these 4 (5) items there should be a great chance of that.
Something old represents continuity. Some brides choose to wear their mother’s or grandmother’s wedding gown.
In this case it can also be a piece from the old gown which is added to a new gown or the old gown which is being redone so it looks more up-to-date. Most brides in general choose a piece of antique family jewelry but in case you don’t have this in the family there is also the possibility of finding cool jewelries in the vintage stores.
A few of our brides have worn items from their family including our own Petra, who was wearing her grandmother´s pearls.
Sabine choose to include some family heirlooms in her bouquet.
and Jose was wearing topaz earrings that were from the family as well.
Something new represents good fortune and success in the bride’s new life. The wedding gown or underwear is often chosen as the new item.
Something borrowed is supposed to symbolize borrowed happiness, and this item should actually be borrowed from a woman who is happily married. The borrowed item can be whatever you like; such as a lace handkerchief, jewelry, a bag, a veil etc.
Something blue is the symbol of faithfulness and loyalty. Often the blue item is the garter, but it can be the earrings, underwear, shoes and so on.
A silver sixpence in her shoe is to wish the bride wealth.But this saying is rarely used outside UK.
So go ahead be creative and good luck 🙂
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