Ever wondered????

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW,
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE
A SIXPENCE IN YOUR SHOE!

Almost everyone is familiar with this traditional wedding poem. However, it actually originates from an old English rhyme and is now accepted as objects that the Bride either wears or carries with her on her wedding day as good luck charms.
So, this is what it actually means:

‘Something Old’ represents Continuity.
‘Something New’ offers Optimism for the Future.
‘Something Borrowed’ symbolises Borrowed Happiness
‘Something Blue’ stands for Purity, Love and Fidelity.
Brides, however, did not always get married in white. In fact, up until 1840, when Queen Victoria insisted on wearing white as she tied the knot, brides always wore blue.
‘A Sixpence in your Shoe’ is a wish for Good Fortune and Prosperity.

Another old custom, (especially in Scotland and the Borders) is for ‘Heather in the Bouquet’. This is a twist on the ‘Sixpence in the Shoe’ tradition, and a sprig of Heather is hidden in the Bride’s bouquet hence, bringing Good Fortune and Prosperity.

Watch this space for more interesting wedding facts!!

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