When talking about weddings, you’ve heard the Old English rhyme "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe." 

This rhyme originated in 19th century Lancashire and lists out each thing they believed a bride should carry with them on their wedding day. If you are superstitious, these items can still hold a strong meaning to you, but many people simply view it as a darling tradition nowadays.  

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While there isn’t an exact meaning attached to each item, there are common beliefs that make sense as a tie to them. You can always develop your own special meaning for each item as well.  

Here are the common beliefs as to what each item means: 

The Meaning of Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue

These are the popular meanings for these traditional wedding items.

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