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!
Represents continuity & the past moving to the future.
Classic Car for Transportation
Family heirloom/Antique (Jewelry, brooch, Hair accessories, etc.)
A piece that represents the bride’s past
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
Represents optimism for the future & the new life the couple will share.
Custom perfume for the bride
Anything new, lol!
Represents borrowed happiness.
Borrowed item from long-time happily married couple
Something borrowed from a friend or other relative who is symbolic of happiness.
Borrowed prayer-book for the ceremony.
Borrowed reading from a family members’ wedding.
Represents love, good fortune, & fidelity.
Blue nail polish.
Blue wedding color.
Blue jewelry (sapphire!)
Sixpence in Her Shoe
This tradition is a largely British custom. Represents good fortune & prosperity.
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.
Wedding Guide Chicago