Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Weddings are all about traditions...and one of my favorite is the "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue". I always ask my clients what they have for each of these items...people get VERY creative. Of all wedding traditions, I think this one is still one that brides love.
The tradition dates back centuries, according to the tradition each of these items is supposed to bring the couple good luck.
Something Old - This symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past.
- have a locket with a picture of your grandmother on her wedding day
- your family heirloom pearls
- piece of jewelry (we always need more don't we?)
- your gown
- your engagement picture in a silver locket tied to your bouquet
- key to your new house tied to the inside of your dress
- your mother’s wedding ring on your wedding day
- your best friend’s fave piece of jewelry
- a necklace with a blue stone
- blue garter under your wedding dress (just be sure to wear a white and a blue garter - tell your groom to remove the white one so that he is not tossing away your symbol of faithfulness)
- paint your toes blue!
- blue shoes
The last and not always common part of this saying is ......."and a silver sixpence in her shoe". This represents wealth and financial security.
- A sixpence is a coin that was minted in Britain. You can purchase keepsake ones online.
- Here in the US we often change this out to a "penny in her shoe" although some use a dime. Note for the best luck it should be in your left shoe.