The wedding tradition of"something old，something new，something borrowed，something blue" has been around for hundreds of years. Many brides have been asked on their respective wedding days if they have gathered something old，new，borrowed and blue to carry with them as they walk down the aisle1. The tradition of carrying or wearing one of each item is said to bring luck and fortune to the newly married couple. Have you ever stopped to think what the saying really means? What is its origin and what does each item represent?
The original saying dates back to the Victoria times and states，"Something old，something new，something borrowed，something blue and a silver sixpence in your shoe."
Something old... A bride may wear or carry something old to represent her continued ties to her family and her old life. Many brides wear a piece of family jewelry2 as their old item. Some brides wear the wedding dress worn by their mother or grandmother. In many cases，something old may also be something borrowed.
and hope in the bride's new life and in her marriage. If the bride purchased her wedding dress new，it may represent her new item， Something"new" the easiest category1 to fill.
Something borrowed... The borrowed item should be something borrowed from a friend that is happily married. It is suggested that their happiness will rub off on2 you and bring lasting3 happiness to your marriage. Some brides borrow an item of clothing，a piece of jewelry，a handkerchief or perhaps a beaded purse.
Something blue... Wearing something blue dates back to biblical3 times when a blue wedding dress was worn to represent purity，fidel a blue band around the bottom of the bride's wedding dress to modern times where it is Some brides are more traditional than other and may take a great deal of care in selecting one item for each category. It may be traditional for the women in their families to wear the same piece of jewelry.
items，they may simply carry two handkerchiefs in a small beaded bag they may choose to buy a new，white handkerchief and borrow a blue one from a family member. That would provide them with something new the white handkerchief，as well as something that is old， in handy6 during the wedding for drying their joyful5 tears.