“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…”

We’ve all heard of this wedding day tradition.  Ever wonder WHY you are supposed to have “something old, something new, something borrowed, & something blue” on your wedding day?  Well, I did some research to find out the meanings of the old superstitions as well as some ideas of how to incorporate them into your wedding day!

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Something Old

Represents continuity & the past moving to the future.

Ideas:

Classic Car for Transportation

Family heirloom/Antique (Jewelry, brooch, Hair accessories, etc.)

A piece that represents the bride’s past

Vintage anything

A piece of fabric or lace from the bride’s mother or grandmother

A love letter written to the bride’s mother from the bride’s father

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Something New

Represents optimism for the future & the new life the couple will share.

Ideas:

New lipstick

Custom perfume for the bride

New jewelry

New lingerie

New shoes

Anything new, lol!

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Something Borrowed

Represents borrowed happiness.

Ideas:

Borrowed item from long-time happily married couple

Something borrowed from a friend or other relative who is symbolic of happiness.

Borrowed jewelry.

Borrowed prayer-book for the ceremony.

Borrowed reading from a family members’ wedding.

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Something Blue

Represents love, good fortune, & fidelity.

Ideas:

Blue ribbon.

Blue shoes.

Blue nail polish.

Blue wedding color.

Blue flowers.

Blue garter.

Blue jewelry (sapphire!)

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Sixpence in Her Shoe

This tradition is a largely British custom.  Represents good fortune & prosperity.

Ideas:

Place sixpence in bride’s left shoe.

Can order sixpence coin from many websites.

Place in bride’s purse or sew into hem of gown.

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Happy Thursday!

Sources:

Associated Content

Wedding Guide Chicago

Wedding Bee

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2 thoughts on ““Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…”

  1. rkrmama says:

    Love the shoes! All of ’em 🙂

  2. rkrmama says:

    Especially the red ones 😉

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