SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW...
Whether you are planning a traditional wedding or something a little more avant garde, you may want to include a few of the age old traditions and customs.
So what does SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE, AND A SILVER SIXPENCE IN HER SHOE
mean and where did it come from?
So many customs began in Victorian England and some from the earliest of biblical times...
SOMETHING NEW brings good fortune and success in the Bride's new life. This is generally represented by the wedding dress.
SOMETHING BORROWED reminds the Brides that family and friends will always be there for her as she progresses through her new life. Often this is a piece of jewelry but can be a vintage veil. hair accessory or Grandmother's handkerchief!
SOMETHING BLUE symbolizes faithfulness and loyalty. In Biblical times, blue represented purity. Traditionally, the "something blue" was a garter Today, it could be your SHOES!
SILVER SIXPENCE IN HER SHOE...symbolizes a wealth of happiness and finances for the Bride's future. This is a lesser know custom, but a shiny new penny tucked in your shoe, may just give you the edge on marital happiness.
Do any of these traditions resonate with you? Will you incorporate one, two or all of them?
What's your twist on these time honored traditions?
Think of the memories you will create and maybe one day you will be that special someone that passes on the SOMETHING OLD.