The tradition of a bride carrying “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” comes from the wording of a Victorian rhyme, and each phrase has a particular meaning:
+ Something old is meant to symbolize the bride’s connection with her old life and her family,
+ While something new represents good fortune in her new life,
+ Wearing something borrowed — ideally something worn by a happy bride at her own wedding — is intended to bring good luck to the marriage,
+ And carrying something blue dates back to biblical times, when the color blue represented purity and fidelity.