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Something Blue, Something New

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The custom is based on an English poem:

Something old, something new

Something borrowed, something blue

And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

Each item refers to a good luck token for a bride. The custom is that if the bride carries all four items on her wedding day, she will have a happy marriage.

  • Something old

    – continuity with the bride’s family and the past

  • Something new

    – optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead

  • Something borrowed

    – an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride

  • Something blue

    – Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, “Marry in blue, lover be true.”


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