Something Blue: And old saying with a new spin
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a Silver Sixpence in your shoe."
This rhyme originated in the Victorian times and is still practiced by some to this day. A silver sixpence has been replaced by a penny in the shoe due to how difficult it is to find a silver sixpence. (Quoted from The Wedding Planners of Canada)
Here are some great ideas to merge this tradition into a more modern wedding.
A great way to incorporate something old into your wedding is simply going vintage. Use a vintage veil, wedding dress, or even a wedding garter.
Every ladies best friend is jewellery... or so the saying goes. Whether it's a gift to yourself or from someone else accessories are the best way to add something new to your wedding.
Borrowing is so easy now a day especially if you have friends and family with great fashion sense. To help expand it from the wedding garments try borrowing something simple like a beautiful pen for your wedding guest book or a gift box for your gift table.
There are some really gorgeous wedding garters that incorporate blue ribbons, or come completely blue. Great for the bride who doesn't have blue in their wedding theme and would like to hide their something blue.
Sand Ceremony: New Wedding Tradition
Sand ceremonies are a very precious way to signify the union of one person to another. Selecting two colours of sand and pouring them into a vase watching the colours blend into a harmonious unity. Be sure to include the parents of the couple like you would in the unity candles ceremony.
What's your Marriage Fate? Wedding month superstitions: A little fun old saying and superstition for the couple's wedding date.
Married when the year is new, he'll be loving, kind & true When February birds do mate, you wed nor dread your fate
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you'll know
Marry in April when you can, joy for maiden and for man
Marry in the month of May, and you'll surely rue the day
Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you'll go
Those who in July do wed, must labour for their daily bread
Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see
Marry in September's shrine, your living will be rich and fine
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry
If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember
When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last
Remember this is an old superstition, marriage is a reflection of ones connection. So pick a month that suits you both best and remember to enjoy!
Based in Toronto, Renee Ferguson has been writing wedding and destination wedding articles, tips, and advice since 2009. Her articles have appeared on "Black Bride" and "The Bridal Association of America" website. She was certified as a Wedding Coordinator and Destination Wedding Coordinator with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada.
Have a suggested article or advice you need for your wedding day? Feel free to contact Renee Ferguson anytime.
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