Something Old, Something New

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” dates back to the Victorian Era and actually includes another line: “And a silver sixpence in her shoe.” Each line in the poem represents a good-luck token for the bride and has a specific origin. Something Old is meant to link back to the bride’s family, Something New is for good luck in the bride’s future, Something Borrowed is to show support of friends and family, Something Blue is a symbol of faithfulness, purity and loyalty and a Silver Sixpence in the bride's shoe represents wealth and financial security. I love the stories and ideas behind each bride’s choices – so whether you were married 10 years ago, 3 months ago or your nuptials are pending let us know if this tradition was/is a part of your wedding and what you did/plan to do.

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Sep 16, 2010 10:00 am
 Posted by  Kristin Mizo

I wore my baby bracelet wrapped around my pinkie finger as my something old which I passed down to my daughter as her baby bracelet and that she will hopefully wear as a ring on her wedding day. I borrowed a pin to pin a new blue bow into my dress. My dress was also new and I had blue in my garter. I didn't wear a silver sixpence but I did tape a penny to the bottom of my shoe.

Sep 16, 2010 01:09 pm
 Posted by  Shannanj71

I wore my grandmother's wedding ring. She was no longer with us. Made me feel she was with me that day.

Sep 16, 2010 02:30 pm
 Posted by  Lacey H.

My dress was the something new. My sister loaned me a pair of antique earrings for borrowed. I wore on my right hand an antique ring that my grandmother had passed down to me years before. My blue was in my garter, and my aunt gave me a sixpence that I wore in my slipper.

Sep 20, 2010 02:38 pm
 Posted by  AliciaW

I carried a lace handkerchief that belonged to my grandmother as my something old. My something new was a bracelet my parents gave to me while I was getting ready. My something borrowed was my veil, borrowed from one of my bridesmaids and my something blue was my garter.

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