“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.” If you have attended a wedding as a bridesmaid or are planning your wedding right now, you have definitely heard this phrase. But what does it mean?
For centuries, a bride would wear or include things from this old English rhyme for good luck and as a way to commemorate the important people in her life.
Back then, wearing or having “something old” in a wedding was seen as a protective charm to ward off negative energy and protect the couple and their future children. However, in modern day, this gives brides a chance to honor her heritage and family by wearing a sentimental or heirloom jewelry piece. If you’re trying to find your “something old” for your wedding, but don’t have or like family heirloom jewelry? Try visiting a local vintage jewelry shop or website to search for an antique or vintage-looking jewelry piece to match your wedding gown
The "something new" in this rhyme refers to an item that represents the bride's bright future and her hopes for a happy and successful life with her new spouse. Modern brides tend to pick their wedding gown as their “something new”, but if you’ve decided to put on your mother’s gorgeous wedding gown, jewelry such as sterling silver necklaces or sterling silver earrings would be perfect as your “something new”!
Next, "something borrowed" is something that brides would borrow from a happily married friend or family member. This is thought to bring the bride good luck and happiness in her marriage to the one she loves, as the item has already been blessed by a happy union.
Finally, "something blue" might seem weird to be included in a wedding rhyme at first glance, but blue is known as the color of faithfulness, loyalty, and love! This color is included to bring good luck to the bride and groom in their marriage.
Eleganzia Jewelry suggests this Sterling Silver Blue Evil Eye Necklace, as it is a charm that will protect you from negative energy and bad luck! And, it’s blue!
The "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe" rhyme is a beloved tradition for many brides, providing them with good luck, comfort, and sentimental value on their wedding day. Whether it's a family heirloom or a new item, each "something" has its own unique significance and serves as a special reminder of the love and commitment between the bride and groom. However, you don’t have to follow every tradition, but choosing your wedding “somethings” with your future spouse or bridesmaids would make great memories for years to come.
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