„ Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue,
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.“
We all have heard about the tradition according to which, the bride should wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day. The root of this custom is in an old English rhyme, which was frequently recited during the Victorian era. Many brides still respect this custom, collecting four or five items, by herself or friends and family, not for being superstitious, but creating their own tradition.
Something old represents continuity, something new optimism for the future, something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness, something blue represents purity, love, and fidelity and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom.
Something old can be a great way to remember your family members who have passed away. You can wear a locket or a necklace that you inherited from your grandma, or even wedding rings from your late grandparents. This is a wonderful way to feel their presence in your special occasion.
But also, you can always find beautiful vintage wedding dresses or jewelry in local stores or online.
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You will find no difficulties to wear at least one new item for your wedding day, so treat yourself. You don't get married every day!
A bride was supposed to "borrow" the happiness of a bride who'd had a long and successful marriage by literally borrowing something for the wedding. To make this tradition meaningful, think about who you know who truly has an inspiring marriage. You can borrow your mom's or grandma's veil or wedding dress, modernize it or keep it vintage. Borrow a jewel from a sister or a good friend. Or your dad's handkerchief for emotional moments.
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Something blue... options are numerous... Blue flowers or blue ribbon in your bouquet, blue earrings, nail polish or something blue that no one will see- the garter. If you are keeping the wedding dress, embroider your monograms and wedding date with a navy thread, or –why not? -wear a turquoise wedding dress.
Whatever you choose, these items shouldn't stress you, they should make you feel even more special and loved at your wedding day.