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Something Old, New & Blue

“Something Old,

Something New,

Something Borrowed,

Something Blue.”


You have probably heard this saying, every bride and groom hears this multiple times during their engagement. But what does it mean?


Something Old: Represents taking the past with you as you enter the next chapter of your life. You respect where you came from and how that shaped who you are today.


Something New: Represents your new life with your partner, there is a new optimism in the change about to take place.


Something Borrowed: By wearing something borrowed from a family member or close friend, you carry that person with you on your wedding day.


Something Blue: The color blue represents purity, love and fidelity, things every couple wants to carry into their marriage!


This is an old English rhyme that explains tokens of good luck that every bride should have on her wedding day. The original rhyme ended with “and a sixpence in your shoe.” But that fifth good luck token didn’t carry through the years. The sixpence represented a hope for bountiful finances and good fortune.


Typically these four tokens of good luck are worn, but get creative! You can incorporate tradition in new, fun ways! Maybe have the same type of cake your grandma had at her wedding (Something Old), or incorporate blue into your centerpieces (Something Blue). There are so many ways to carry little bits of tradition into your celebration!