It’s a cute little phrase that gets tossed around in weddings, and we even used it as our company name. So what’s the history behind this saying, and how do you incorporate it into your big day?
The full saying goes “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe,” and comes from British folklore from the 1800s.
Something Old represents the bride’s connection to her family and her past. This could be something as small as your grandmother’s earrings, or as monumental as your mother’s dress.
Something New symbolizes the new life that a bride is about to start. This is probably the easiest one to incorporate for most brides… some of the fun of a wedding is shopping for “new” items, from the dress to the shoes to the wedding ring.
Something Borrowed is ideally something borrowed from a friend or family member who is happily married, to borrow the happiness of those around you.
Something Blue symbolizes love and fidelity. It is also said to confuse the evil eye, warding off evil from the new bride.
Finally, a sixpence in your shoe represents financial luck and stability.
We love the idea of incorporating these meaningful pieces into your wedding day and adding a personalized touch to your festivities – and not just because our last name happens to be Blue. So have some fun adding these traditions into your special day, and let us know if you need to borrow anything J