Something Old, Something New..

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

We have all heard it. The little poem that is supposed to bring the bride and the couple good luck

Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom.

But the question is, is this tradition as popular today as it was 10 or so years ago? Are brides becoming too modern to make sure these staples are with them during their walk down the aisle. 

Many brides today are not opting for the old, new, borrowed, blue. And forget the sixpence. 

As for me, I am still undecided. I think it might have to do with the fact that as we were going through my mom's things, we found her old, new, borrowed, blue. She even had a lucky sixpence for her shoe.

My parents are divorced.

If it didn't work for them and many couples are divorcing at an alarming rate, it must not be THAT  lucky. Maybe that is what is causing many brides to throw away this tradition. 

If I do so decide to follow this tradition, these are the fun little things I found

                                                                                    Source: via Krista on Pinterest

                                                                             Source: via Magnolia Manor on Pinterest

                                                                    Source: via Calyx Flowers on Pinterest

                                                                        Source: via Angelina on Pinterest

So did you have a something old, new, borrowed, blue?


  1. I love the decals on the shoe!

  2. I wore my mom's wedding shoes for my something old... (they are wedges from the 70's but are actually back in style!) Something new was obvious, dress, veil, perfume, etc. Something borrowed was my mom's pearl necklace and something blue was my underwear! I love traditions so this was so so fun to do for me, personally. My favorite thing that I did that I tell everyone though is to get a new perfume for your wedding! Scent triggers so many memories, so every time I smell that perfume today I am reminded of our wedding. :) I save it for special occasions now.


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