"Something Old" symbolizes a link to the bride's family and the their past. The item most often will be a family heirloom, that the bride will wear or carry on her wedding day. Perhaps a piece of jewelry or a hanky from Grandma...The bride may also choose to wear a family member's wedding dress to honor and represent an old object. "Something New" represents good fortune and success, for a wonderful new life. A bride may choose to say her shoes are new or use her wedding gown as the new item. Many choose to wear a new piece of jewelry. That can be handed down as Something Old upon a one of their future children's weddings. "Something Borrowed" symbolizes the love and support of family and friends in times of need. A borrowed object can be a token from friend, such as a lace handkerchief. Again a wonderful piece of jewelry, to be used just for the day.
Something Blue" is an object that symbolizes faithfulness and loyalty. Most brides will choose a blue garter or ribbon. Many have blue added to their flowers...
"A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe," is a blessing for wealth.
I enjoy learning where the traditions of today came from. Of course in 2010 and beyond the possibilities are endless where incorporating this tradition is concerned. There's nothing I love seeing more than my brides personalizing their day with personality!