Something Old, Something New, Something You!

What are some ideal good luck charms on your big day and what do they mean?

On the day of your wedding you may find yourself scrambling to find these time-honored good luck charms leading you to wonder where this popular wedding rhyme originated from. The rhyme is derived from an Old English rhyme, “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe.” Now let’s go over what part of this verse means and how to easily incorporate it into your big day.

The Meaning of “Something Old”

Years ago this token was thought to protect the new couple and their future children. More recently though “something old” represents consistency. This is often a sentimental piece of jewelry. An heirloom passed down between generations or gifted to the bride from her parents on her wedding day is most common.

The Meaning of “Something New”

“Something new” is a symbol for the brides future life that is ahead of her. This particular charm may be the easiest one! You’re sure to have something new on your wedding day. A new wedding dress, a veil or new special wedding heels. Another common practice is to receive a gift on the morning of your wedding day from your betrothed. It could be earrings, a necklace, or a bracelet that would be appropriate for the ceremony.

The Meaning of “Something Borrowed”

“Something borrowed” is perhaps the most lucky of the charms. By borrowing something from a happily married family member or friend, the bride is thought to have good fortune rub off on her. The list of items for this purpose is endless. Shoes, a clutch, a broach, or even hair accessories. Just don’t get to attached! After all, it is borrowed.

The Meaning of “Something Blue”

The color blue stands for love, purity, and fidelity. These are important qualities when entering into a lifelong commitment. Traditionally the bride’s “something blue” was a garter worn under her dress. Here’s where the something “YOU” really should come into play. Weather is be a blue manicure or royal blue pumps, you should pick something fun that reflects your personality. Remember, it is your big day!

“The secret of a happy marriage is finding a right person. You know they are right if you love to be with them all the time.” — Julia Child

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