Clever takes on the ‘some­thing old, new, bor­rowed, blue’ tra­di­tion

The Drumheller Mail - - WEDDING -

Wed­ding day to­kens of good luck come in many forms, but “the some­thing old, some­thing new, some­thing bor­rowed, some­thing blue (a six­pence in your shoe)” adage re­mains one of the most pop­u­lar luck-en­hanc­ing wed­ding tra­di­tions. This tra­di­tion stems from an Olde English rhyme. Some­thing old rep­re­sents con­ti­nu­ity; some­thing new is for op­ti­mism for the fu­ture; some­thing bor­rowed stands for bor­rowed hap­pi­ness; and some­thing blue is for pu­rity, love and fidelity. The six­pence in your shoe is a wish for good for­tune and pros­per­ity, but this is not a tra­di­tion widely cel­e­brated out­side of the United King­dom or Bri­tish ter­ri­to­ries.

Th­ese tra­di­tions can add some cre­ative flair and per­son­al­ity to wed­ding cer­e­monies. There’s no end to the in­ven­tive com­bi­na­tions of items brides can carry to in­crease their good for­tunes.

Blue gloves and garter can ful­fill the “some­thing blue” in the pop­u­lar good-luck wed­ding tra­di­tion.

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