Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Something borrowed, something blue

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It is an age old tradition for the bride on her wedding day to have “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” This comes from a very old saying

Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

The old represent the bride’s old life, the life she has shared with her family. She will have many happy memories to look back on.

The new represents the life she is about to begin with her husband. It represents optimism and the future.

Something borrowed is usually an item from a couple who have shared a long and happy marriage together in the hope that some of their luck will rub off.

The colour blue has long been associated in Christianity with purity, fidelity, modesty and love.

It is customary for the bride to have one item for each of the above on her wedding day to bring her luck.

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