A Wedding Day Tradition: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue...

A Wedding Day Tradition: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…

Deep Blue Heart Necklace -SommerSparkle.comYou are probably familiar with the popular wedding tradition of having something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue but do you know where they came from and how they begun?

Continue reading to find out more…

This tradition was derived from an Old English poem from the 1800’s,

“Something Olde,

Something New,

Something Borrowed,

Something Blue,

A Sixpence in your shoe.”

The 4 objects and the sixpence are thought to be lucky trinkets and are given as small gifts that symbolise love. They are usually given by female relatives, including your mother or sister, although you can always give yourself a gift. These trinkets were often given just before the wedding, often while the bride is getting ready and preparing for her special day.


Something Old

Something that is passed down from her past, often this is handed down from her family to symbolise a continuing tradition to carry through to her present and future.


Something New

A gift to represent things to come that brings joy and hope for the future as she looks ahead to becoming a wife.


Something Borrowed

A token of happiness which has been borrowed, often given from another happy bride.


Something Blue

Represents fidelity, purity and love. Christian brides believe these symbolise the Virgin Mary.


A Sixpence in your shoe

A sixpence is a British tradition which symbolises being prosperous, successful and blessed with good fortune.

The sixpence was a silver coin which was in circulation in the UK from 1551 to 1967. It was the equivalent of 6 pennies


Don’t Panic

Don’t worry if you don’t have any of these. Do what makes you feel good.

After all,

It is your special day…


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