Just about anyone who has or will plan a wedding has heard the bridal tradition “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe” at some point during the planning of the wedding. However, not everyone is familiar with the history behind it and what makes it so important to a brides wedding ensemble. The truth is, the origin of this English rhyme isn’t exactly known, but can be dated back to the Victorian era when it was said that keeping these traditions bring good luck to the bride to be and groom. Each piece is said to bring a different form of positive energy and good karma on the wedding day, for example, something old represents continuity, something new represents the couple creating a new union, and something borrowed can either represent borrowed happiness or a token of love from a friend or family member. The something blue stands for purity and love, and “a sixpence in your shoe”? Well, a sixpence is a silver coin that dates back to 17th-20th century and a coin in you shoe represents good fortune throughout your marriage.
This age old tradition is still being kept alive by today’s brides and nowadays, brides are coming up with fun, unique ways to incorporate this tradition into their wedding ceremony. Chicastic has been very helpful to brides in helping them find ways to keep the something blue part alive through our stock of bridal clutches, and stunning jewelry. If you want to add a bold pop of blue, grab a clutch from our something blue collection. We have something to suit any bride’s style and taste and plenty of shades of blue from bright to navy. If you are going for a more subtle splash of blue, our crystal drop down earrings will definitely do the trick. They are breathtaking and elegant, perfect for any bride. As an added bonus, choosing your something blue from Chicastic also doubles as a something new so you have two traditions covered with one purchase!
So brides to be, how do you plan on incorporating blue into you wedding day look? Have you considered a pretty clutch purse or glamorous accessories? And married women, how did you incorporate this important tradition into your wedding look? Comment and let us know we love hearing from our readers and we are sure future brides would love some ideas!
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