Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
This weekend, Rand and I saw a friend that we hadn’t seen in a while. He gave us an engagement card, with a little gift inside.
Most people know the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” part of the rhyme, but very few people know the last line, “and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”
I had only recently read about this part of the tradition and thought, “well, I’ll only do the sixpence thing if I can get an actual sixpence.”
And now, thanks to Walter, I not only have an actual sixpence, but an actual *silver* sixpence! 🙂
You can read more about the tradition here.
As far as my other items go…well, they sort of overlap, but I think I’ve figured it out.
- My grandma’s veil is my something old.
- The string of pearls is my something borrowed, and the earrings I’m having made my something new.
- All of the grandchildren who have gotten married have used grandma’s garter as well, and it’s blue. ETA: AND my blue and white sorority ribbons! how silly of me! thanks to Jen for the reminder.
I really, really wish my grandma was still with us, but I’m so happy to be able to honor her this way.
For the other brides out there…what are your “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue?” Are there any other traditions you’re incorporating?