Classic Traditions

Old Fashion Traditions and What They Mean

Well, you’ve heard it a thousand times… on her wedding day, a bride is suppose to wear “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in your shoe!” Many brides still follow this age old tradition, but what exactly does it mean? And why blue? Well, here’s the answer…

Something Old…

Signifies a sense of continuity, tradition and represents the link to the bride’s old life and her family. Many brides would wear their mother’s wedding gown or family jewelry.

Something New…

Signifies hope for the future. The bridal gown can be used here, if it is purchased new – or any other new item purchased as part of the bridal attire.

Something Borrowed…

You’re suppose to borrow something from a friend who is happily married. Their happiness will wear off on you and bring you happiness too! Brides can borrow Jewelry or a special handkerchief from a family member or close friend.

Something Blue…

Signifies fidelity, purity and love. This is why you see so many garters with blue ribbon or detailing!

A Silver sixpence in your shoe…

Signifies wealth – both financial wealth and a wealth of happiness and joy.