“Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.”
All things for good luck for a bride on her wedding day to bring on a happy marriage.
But what’s the meaning behind each verse? From Wedding Bee:
[Something old – continuity with the bride’s family and the past
Something new – optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead
Something borrowed – an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride
Something blue – Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, “Marry in blue, lover be true.”]
The new can be the wedding gown, or the veil. But both can also be borrowed, if they are handed down through generations.
Here are a couple of ideas that incorporates all these ideas into one neat package!
Of course, the old, new, borrowed, and blue typically takes on much a more sentimental value too! So get creative with family and friends for good luck on your wedding day!
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