It’s a well-known wedding day superstition: The bride needs something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue for luck on her wedding day. This phrase dates back to the Victorian times and becomes more powerful when you look at the original meaning behind each part of the phrase:
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”
According to A Day to Remember, “something old” refers to the bride’s family and her links with her past. “Something new” is worn to represent her future good fortune and success in her new married life. “Something borrowed” reminds the bride that her friends and family are there for her no matter what, and “something blue” is carried because blue symbolizes faithfulness and loyalty. Carrying the sixpence or penny in your shoe? That’s to wish the bride wealth!
Tell us: What are you carrying or wearing on your wedding day for good luck?