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A Famous Tradition

Something Old, Something New…

Have you ever heard the old traditional saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue?” Well, if you are like me, you didn’t know what that meant till the day you started planning. Of course I tried to figure it out on my own, but I had to do some research. Turns out this tradition comes from an Old English rhyme “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe,” The bride adds the four objects to her wedding outfit or carries them with her on the big day as good luck charms. Don’t stress too much about them — they are the little tokens of love your mother, sister, other relatives, and attendants will give you at the eleventh hour (although you can give them to yourself, too).¬†

 Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity. The sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely remains a British custom. Well there you have it! Now you understand and can implement this into your next wedding whether it is yours or someone close to you. The Celebration Hall looks forward to hosting your upcoming wedding. Give us a call and share your big picture with us and let us make it happen. Call 850-499-2652.