You know what I’m talking about.Something old, something new Something borrowed, something blue And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
This rhyme, which details what a bride should wear at her wedding for good luck, is one of my favorite wedding traditions. It’s sweet and sentimental and completely non-controversial. It’s one of the easiest ways to incorporate a personal touch into your wedding. And although practically everybody does it, nobody does it the same way—the combinations of “somethings” are infinite!
I’m so excited to share my somethings with you, and I’m even more excited to wear every single one of them on my wedding day. I mean, I need all the luck I can get.
Something old: This represents the old life that the bride is leaving behind and is symbolic of moving on to the future. My engagement ring and wedding band originally belonged to my maternal grandmother, who was married in 1958. Although I never knew her—she passed away in 1987, just a few months before I was born—it’s an honor to wear her rings. I can only hope my marriage will be as happy as hers (from what I’ve been told, anyway).
(Personal photos: my grandparents on their wedding day, and my grandmother’s/my engagement ring in a cute little ring holder I was given at my bridal shower)
Something borrowed: I love the meaning behind this—it’s a reminder that the bride can always depend on her friends and family. I briefly touched on this in an earlier post; I will be borrowing my Alpha Delta Pi sisters’ pins and incorporating them into my bouquet. My sorority sisters are both friends and family. They’ve seen me through the best of times and the worst of times. To have a piece of ADPi with me as I walk down the aisle will mean so much.