Another little wedding tradition for brides... this time this tradition has everything to do with good luck. The saying dates back to the Victorian times and the full good luck saying is... "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe".
Something old represents the link to the brides family and many brides choose to wear antique family jewelry from their mother or grandmother. Something new represents the brides new life and usually this is an easy item to find as most brides have new shoes or the wedding gown. Something borrowed is to remind the bride that her family and friends will be there for her in her new life when she needs them... the borrowed item could be anything... a borrowed piece of jewelry or a lace handkerchief. Something blue is a symbol of faithfulness and loyalty. Most brides wear a blue garter but some find other blue things to wear (one bride I photographed wore the most amazing blue shoes!!!)... and the last thing being the silver sixpence in her shoe was to wish the bride good fortune and wealth (altho this tradition and end of the phrase has almost been lost in time as I am yet to meet a bride who will carry a silver coin on her down the aisle)