Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence for your Shoe… We’ve all heard the rhyme but where does it come from? Surprisingly, this superstitious practice comes from the Victorian era, where each “something” represents a token of good luck. Tradition states that the bride needs all the good luck she can get to protect her from Evil Eye, a curse that could make her infertile. While most of us aren’t superstitious, we still love to include our “somethings” to this day!
Here’s what each item means:
Something Old: This item connects the bride with her past. Modern couples use this as a chance to incorporate something sentimental and special into their Big Day.
Something New: This token of hope is a symbol of the new journey ahead and a new chapter beginning.
Something Borrowed: What better way to obtain good luck than to borrow something from a happily married couple? It’s a way to have somebody else’s good fortune rub off on you.
Something Blue: Did you know that blue is the colour of love, purity and fidelity? These are three qualities for a solid marriage!
A Sixpence for your Shoe: A Sixpence was a coin in Victorian England, symbolising lasting wealth.
Today we’re talking about Something Blue! Here are some sweet ways you can incorporate your Something Blue into your Big Day…
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.