Wedding Traditions

Have you ever wondered where wedding traditions come from

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

Something old represents continuity;
Something new offers optimism for the future;
Something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness by borrowing something from a happily married couple;
Something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity;
And a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom since it’s hard to find a sixpence in this Hemisphere. Any coin will do the trick.

One Bride Tom married had a very old family heirloom – a $5.00 gold piece in her shoe. The gold piece had come from the Groom’s Great-grandfather. In his old age, he gave each of his living six children a $5.00 gold piece and said “Keep this and you will never be poor.”

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