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Something Blue: Wedding Traditions, Superstitions, and Sayings

Something Blue: And old saying with a new spin

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a Silver Sixpence in your shoe.”

This rhyme originated in the Victorian times and is still practiced by some to this day. A silver sixpence has been replaced by a penny in the shoe due to how difficult it is to find a silver sixpence. (Quoted from The Wedding Planners of Canada)

Here are some great ideas to merge this tradition into a more modern wedding:

  • Something Old: A great way to incorporate something old into your wedding is simply going vintage. Use a vintage veil, wedding dress, or even a wedding garter.
  • Something New: Every ladies best friend is jewellery… or so the saying goes. Whether it’s a gift to yourself or from someone else accessories are the best way to add something new to your wedding.
  • Something Borrowed: Borrowing is so easy now a day especially if you have friends and family with great fashion sense. To help expand it from the wedding garments try borrowing something simple like a beautiful pen for your wedding guest book or a gift box for your gift table.
  • Something Blue: There are some really gorgeous wedding garters that incorporate blue ribbons, or come completely blue. Great for the bride who doesn’t have blue in their wedding theme and would like to hide their something blue.
  • Sand Ceremony: New Wedding Tradition

Sand ceremonies are a very precious way to signify the union of one person to another. Selecting two colours of sand and pouring them into a vase watching the colours blend into a harmonious unity. Be sure to include the parents of the couple like you would in the unity candles ceremony.

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