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Jun 2016

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

TRADITIONS

It’s an age-old tradition; something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. It’s not something to stress over too much, but most brides are a little superstitious and want to take part in the tradition. But how did it come to be? And what could you use to ensure good luck on your wedding day?

The saying comes from an Old English Rhyme: “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something New, A Sixpence in your Shoe.” Something old represents continuity, something new stands for an optimistic future, something borrowed is supposed to represent borrowed happiness, and finally, something blue exemplifies purity, love, and fidelity.

A lot of brides struggle with what to use to represent each of the four items. Here are some ideas:

Something old: a vintage accessory, such as a shawl or hairpiece, or if you’re having a wedding on a farm or in a barn, you could wear an old pair of cowboy boots

Something new: a new piece of jewelry, such as a necklace or earrings

Something borrowed: your mother’s veil from her wedding

Something blue: embroidering something into the lining of the wedding dress, a blue garter

Hopefully these ideas will ensure good luck on your big day!