Where does Something Olde, Something New Come from?
Weather you’re getting married or not you may have heard the saying “ something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.” But maybe you’re wondering what on earth this poem has to do with a wedding or why you need these 5 things on your wedding day. Where it comes from This poem is of English origin in the Victorian Era. What does it mean Something olde This represents a link between the Bride and her family. To remind her of origin, so that even though she is married and becomes part of a new family she will always remember where she came from Ideas for something olde – Grandmother’s jewelry – Your mother’s wedding dress or pieces of it – Wear it as an accessories or pin things like handkerchiefs inside your dress. – a brooch or hair pin (This is my Nana’s old necklace) Something new This represents the Brides future as she enters into a new stage of life. Many times this something new was given to the bride by her soon to be husband to celebrate their next chapter in life. It may also be given to the bride by her parents Ideas for something new – Earrings or a necklace from your fiancé – Your wedding dress! – Shoes (My sister got these new shoes for her wedding!) Something borrowed Traditionally the something blue comes from another woman who is happily married. This is to remind the bride that no matter what happens she will always be able to look to others for advice and support in her new life. Ideas for something borrowed – These could be similar to something olde – Any form of Jewelry Something blue Before white wedding dresses came along blue used to be the color of purity fidelity and marriage. Many times now days people tend to stitch blue into their dress or have blue shoes or accessories instead of wearing it. Ideas for something Blue -Blue shoes -Blue wedding date stitched into your dress -Blue sash on your dress -Blue jewelry -Blue garter -Blue tool (A blue bracelet with her maiden name) A silver sixpence in your shoe This is for good luck! And it is to be placed in the brides left shoe. How can I get a sixpence? If you do not live in England and want a sixpence in your shoe your best bet would be to visit a currency exchange. If you do not have any luck with that you could always substitute a penny. Good luck! Thinking about proposing soon? Check us out! We are Ring Cam the only engagement ring box with a camera in it that records proposals! Capture the special moment and relive it with your love forever. Check out our Shop, Testimonials, videos, or follow our social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. If you have any questions or thinking about working with us? visit our contact page. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you make your special day last forever.Go to The Shop