Some of you may not know that after the famous:
            Something old, something new,
            Something borrowed, something blue,
there is another phrase:
         And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

This wedding tradition comes straight from Britain and was commonly adopted in the United States and Australia, although brides around the world are happily following the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue saying as well.

“Something old” represents the bride’s family history.
“Something new” shows optimism for the future happily-ever-after life together.
“Something borrowed” is generally an item from a happily-married family member whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to new new bride an groom.
“Something blue” recalls the fashion for blue as the preferred dress color for weddings before the late 19th century in Britain.

Finally, a “silver sixpence” represents wealth and financial stability for the couple.  A sixpence was a British silver coin worth six pennies in use from 1551 to 1971. These days a penny or any other coin with a sentimental value to you can be a good substitute.

Something blue for this elegant bouquet. Photo courtesy of Aida Krgin.

Xo from Regalia.


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