postheadericon Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

This describes a wedding tradition still practised by many brides today. It originates from a poem that reads as follows:

Something old,
something new,
something borrowed,
something blue,
and a silver sixpence in her shoe.

The silver sixpence is part of English folklore where the father of the bride puts a silver coin in the bride’s shoe so that her marriage is filled with prosperity. And so the tradition caught on…

The contents of this poem can apply to what the bride chooses to wear or use on her wedding day. Certain items are even suitable in different capacities: Maggie Sottero designer wedding dresses can be your something new or your something old (you can purchase previously loved dresses)! But let’s take a closer look at the tradition:

Something old
This was traditionally seen as something that would protect the baby (a sure eventuality for the couple). More recently it is said to represent the life that the bride is leaving behind so the item usually comes from a parent or grandparent.

Something new
Your something new is often the dress you buy – if you do in fact choose to do so. The dress is then representative of the new life of the bride who is entering in to a marriage. This is an appropriate representation for the dress because it is made specifically for this occasion. Assign a stunning Maggie Soterro designer wedding dress as your something new; call today for a fitting!

Something borrowed
The something borrowed is meant to be an item you borrow from someone you think has had a successful or happy marriage so that it may influence your own marriage.

This is often jewellery from a family member and oftentimes it is even an heirloom that has been passed down through the generations.

Something blue
This can be anything: jewellery, flowers, an element of your dress, your garter etc. Traditionally it was to protect the bride from the evil eye who tries to corrupt her fertility. Thus it is still commonplace for the bride to make her undergarments her something blue.

These traditions may seem outdated but they can be part of what makes your day special – along with your stunning wedding dress.

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