Something old, something new,
something borrowed, something blue,
and a silver sixpence in her shoe.
Sounds familiar… right? But what does it mean? Where did this phrase come from?!
This popular wedding tradition originates from an old English poem and is performed in order to bring good luck to the newlywed couple. Usually, the bride would find four items (maybe family heirlooms) to add to her wedding outfit as good luck charms. Each item represents something different — something old represents continuity, something new represents optimism and hope, something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness, something blue for purity, love, and fidelity, and a sixpence in your shoe represents good fortune and prosperity.
It might be easy to find the old, new, and borrowed, but what about something blue? I found some great items on Etsy that could work for your something blue on your big day!
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Did you participate in this wedding tradition? If so, what items did you use?