Quicker than you can say "I do," you've probably already chosen the perfect venue, chosen the perfect wedding dress, a photographer to capture your most precious moments, you may have overlooked one important tradition...
Something old - something new - something borrowed something blue - and a silver sixpence in her shoe
These are tokens of good luck for the bride to carry on her wedding day. Originating from a charming Victorian rhyme, these small personal treasures are typically unique to each bride and rarely obvious to most.
Something old represents continuity; Many brides keep things traditional by wearing their mother's or grandmother's gems on the big day as it is both sentimental and practical.
Something new offers optimism for the future; A bride's wedding gown or jewellery is often the ‘new’ item, conveying the message that the couple is creating a union that will endure forever.
Something borrowed symbolises borrowed happiness. Something blue has been connected to weddings for centuries.
In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolise love, and fidelity.
A sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, given to the bride to keep in her left shoe on the day of the wedding to symbolise great wealth for her and her future husband.