Many times the “frantic” mother of the bride stresses over what to get their daughter for this very popular wedding tradition: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue. According to the Feminist Bride online source the traditions are outlined as such:
Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom. Sixpences are silver coins used in the 17th-20th century in both England and Maryland.
Share these meanings with mother of the bride’s, father of the bride’s and/or even close family members to help ease their nerves as they prepare these intimate gifts for the bride!
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