Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and something else.💎
One of the ceremonies that are surrounded by superstitions and myths is undoubtedly a wedding. The tradition that surrounds it believes that on that big day, the bride should wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.”
They say it is a tradition that dates back to a rhyme that originated in England around 1876. The original verse goes like this:
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
and a silver sixpence in her shoe”
The meaning of this tradition dates back to Victorian England, today wedding jewelry ideas can be followed in creative and diverse ways, adding meaning and inspiration. Here are some ideas for following these rites.
It’s a symbolic link to bride’s family, leaving past behind as she enters married life.
So it should be a family heirloom, like a handkerchief or lace, adorning the bride’s bouquet or dress.
An antique jewelry be it a necklace, earrings, a ring, a brooch, a pearl wedding hair accessories that would give a vintage touch to your wedding look.
This represents good luck and success for the bride, what she will gain from getting married, her hopes for the future.
Something new can be the wedding dress, the headpiece, the shoes, the bouquet, the wedding rings or some accessory within the wedding bridal jewelry set that the bride will wear for the first time that day.
By tradition, a happily married woman gives “something borrowed” to the bride, and it can come from a family member or friends of the bride and groom.
To comply with tradition, the bride must return the object after the wedding. It could be a bracelet or any other jewelry, the veil, the tiara, some wedding hair accessories, even the wedding dress or something else.
This represents fidelity, purity and loyalty, it does not necessarily have to be displayed by the bride, it can be something small like a blue ribbon hidden inside the dress or in the bride’s bouquet, it can even be part of the lingerie worn by the bride on her wedding day, usually it is the bridal garter. Otherwise, the bride can use blue in the shoes, some detail of the dress, makeup, or nails.
We also find other customs such as the bride wearing a silver coin in her shoe, a belief that originated in England. Add an old coin to the bride’s shoe brings a future of abundance to the bride.
A curious custom was the prohibition to give pearls to the bride or for her to wear one of these on her wedding day, since they symbolized tears, and it was believed that showing them during the ceremony would attract misfortune and tears to the bride and groom.The opposite is the case of diamonds, as they are considered good luck.
Another saying says “Lucky is the bride who marries with old shoes”, so it is worth keeping it in mind.
Dear brides, it’s worth considering these rituals for good luck on your special day. A little extra help never hurts!
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