A Timeless Tradition

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The timeless tradition of "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" has been around since the Victorian Ages. It's fascinating to me that such an age old tradition is still kept so near and dear to a lot of today's modern brides! Here's the history on this tradition from http://www.squidoo.com/weddingtraditions!

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Something Old - Something New - Something Borrowed - Something Blue... And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe!

"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.

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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!

1 comment :

  1. I never knew the meaning behind those traditions. Thanks =)