Ever wonder what the saying meant? Read on….
Something old, something new Something borrowed, something blue And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
“Each item in the poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy.”
“Something old” symbolizes continuity with the bride’s family and the past.
“Something new” means optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead.
“Something borrowed” is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.”
“Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, “Marry in blue, lover be true.”
And finally, a silver sixpence in the bride’s shoe represents wealth and financial security. It may date back to a Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck. For optimum fortune, the sixpence should be in the left shoe. A sixpence is a coin that was minted in Britain from 1551 to 1967. It was made of silver and worth six pennies.
Such a great idea for desserts. Cherries dipped in white chocolate.These are especially wonderful for a Christmas themed wedding.
Such a great RSVP idea. You can find out how many vegetarian options you will need for your guests, or if you need any at all.
Invitations by Graphic Design by Emily Rose
It’s all about the boys today! How cute are these “Ring Security” shirts for the ring bearers?
This dessert bar has the perfect shades for a fall wedding. The rustic inspired theme is simple and beautiful. My favorite colors, cream, white, and brown. This table was created by Jenny Keller.
You might want to consider having a separate table for the children in your wedding party. You can supply crayons, coloring books, activities, and finger foods for them. They might not be so entertained at the wedding, unless of course they love to dance.
Ice Cream Bars at weddings can be tons of fun! You can do a Strawberry Shortcake theme, Chocolate Eclair theme, or maybe a cone theme. The ice cream can be messy if not kept in a freezer. The venue where you are having your event may have an extra freezer on site or you can rent a freezer. I would recommend the Ice Cream Bar for the cocktail hour or during the beginning or ending of the reception.
Photo Credits: Chasing Rainbows Kissing Frogs, Bliss Design Studio, Weddingish
Floral alters, chuppahs, arches, it can all be decorated or designed with flowers.
Scatter these all over your wedding aisle and create a dramatic & beautiful effect.
A garter with something blue. My garter will be something borrowed from my mom. Love this garter? You can purchase it here on Etsy.
Take a picture each anniversary and look at how things have changed.
So many different bouquets to choose from. The types of flowers, prices of flowers, and availability of the flowers all depend on what time of the year you choose to get married. Certain types of flowers might have to be shipped from overseas if they are not growing in the United States and some might be a lot more expensive in the summer time due to demand.