I’m not the first bride to talk about my wedding day “somethings,” but I always love seeing these posts because each person is different. I’ve thought a lot about my somethings, and while some were easy (my something blue), I’ve been struggling with a few.
If you’ve never heard of this, I’ll enlighten you: the rhyme goes “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.” I’m not sure how many brides do the “six pence in your shoe,” but I know that I’ll be leaving that out.
According to the Knot,
Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom.
So what am I doing for mine?
Easy ones first.
Remember my post about my fancy shoes?
Done and done.
This is especially fun. I arrived home one day to to find a box. What was in that box?
My bee charms! I am so excited to carry this little piece of the Hive with me on our wedding day. My bee charms came to me via my blogger BFF Mrs. Panda, who clearly knows me well enough to have sent them to me in a dinosaur box. These bees have a long history, having been with Jaguar, Biscuit, Bacon, Cannon, Funnel Cake, Sunhat, Petit Four, Castle, Elk, Wizard, Unicorn, Cauldron, Potion, Armadillo, Mongoose, Panda, and finally to me.
There are any number of things that could count for this. My dress, my veil, any of my jewelry (I should talk to you about that), my shoes, or even the lovely lace thing seen in the picture under the bee charms (that would be my garter, lovingly made for me by the Amazeballs Panda). Maybe I’ll consider this to be my something new:
My campfire charm! Via Bohemian Findings
This is where I’m running into trouble. I would love to carry something with me that had sentimental meaning. My first thought went to a piece of jewelry worn by my Nana or something from Sparky’s mom. Those are two very strong and wonderful women in my life, both of whom lay claim to solid, supportive marriages. In a pinch, I could carry the ring Sparky gave me for our first Christmas together: a white gold and sapphire ring that he designed himself.
The original blurry picture posted to Facebook in 2007
The jury is still out on that one, but it’s nice to know the other categories are covered…
What are you doing for your “somethings”?