There’s a lovely old rhyme that I’m sure you’ve heard around weddings, ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…# Here’s what that is all about…
Something old – represents the ties to the bride’s family and her past life
Something new – the exciting new life to come with her husband
Something borrowed – something on loan from someone with a successful marriage to pass on the good lucky
Something blue – the blue item represents loyalty, faithfulness and purity.
There is a last line to the rhyme that’s not so commonly used which is ‘and a silver sixpence in her shoe’. Obviously you don’t get sixpences as common currency these days but you can buy special wedding ones online if you’d like to slip one into your shoe for luck on your big day.