The full wording of this popular bridal attire rhyme is
'something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver
sixpence in your shoe'.
Placing a silver sixpence in the bride's left shoe is a symbol of wealth.
Something old refers to wearing something that represents a link with the
bride's family and her old life.
Wearing something new represents good fortune and success in the bride's
Wearing something borrowed, which has already been worn by a happy bride
at her wedding.
Wearing something blue dates back to biblical times when the colour blue
was considered to represent purity and fidelity.
Civil ceremony Church
Documents required Costs
Best man Bridesmaids
Matron of honour Something old
Veil Threshold Third Finger
First On The Dance Floor Why The Bride Stands On The left Bridal flowers Leap year Proposals Throwing confetti Diary Page Boy, Flower girl Photographer Ushers Speeches Stationary