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Some old, something new, something borrowed, something blue….

The saying goes

“Something old, something new,

Something borrowed, something blue,

And a silver sixpence in her shoe.”


Wedding traditions for the bride to wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day.

We don’t seem to hear the last line as much with the modern bride.

The purpose of the saying and wedding tradition is to bring good luck and fortunate to the bride and groom on their life together.


Something old

Symbolising that they are not going anywhere soon. Here for the longevity.

Something old is a beautiful way to remember those who are unable to be with you on that special day. This can come in the form of a locket with pictures, a piece of jewellery they owned, a heirloom handed down, a handkerchief or even a wedding veil.


Something new

Symbolising the joining of a couple as they create a union that will endure forever.

Many brides who have brought new wedding dresses acknowledge their dresses as something new. Other possible ideas are new shoes, jewellery, new embroidered handkerchief or garter.


Something borrowed

Symbolising borrowed happiness.

Something borrowed is a great opportunity for a bride to wear a family heirloom that has been handed down for generations, or perhaps her mothers necklace (or even something she wore on how own wedding day).


Something blue

Symbolising love and fidelity.

Something blue can be represented with a garter, or a hair clip. A modern take is having your initials embroidered in blue inside your wedding dress.



Getting married? Are you incorporating some of these traditions in your wedding day? What are you doing to represent these traditions, we’d love you to share them below in the comments.




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