What is the meaning of "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue"?
This time-honored tradition was once thought to not only give the bride good luck on her wedding day, but also help to guarantee fertility and prosperity. Originating from an Old English rhyme, "Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”, the four objects were collected and the bride would add them to her wedding outfit or carry them with her on the big day as good luck charms. Nowadays these are the little tokens of love your mother, sister, other relatives, and attendants will give you at the eleventh hour (although you can give them to yourself, too). Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this last one remains largely a British custom.
The most popular of these four in the United States is the Something Blue, which leads us to ask, what is YOUR something blue?
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