Dynamikos Event Management Group is an event planning company at Puerto Rico. Our planners will provide you assistance on any types of events from corporate functions such as conventions, promotional events, CME, themed parties and fundraisers to important social celebrations such as weddings, "quinceañeros", birthdays, baptisms and vow renewals. At Dynamikos EMG we help our clients save time, stress, and money. But mostly, we ease our clients life by attending all the details so you can "be a guest at your own event".

Monday, November 29, 2010

"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue..."

Have you ever wondered where this tradition started??  This tradition began on the Victorian Era.  There is an old saying that goes like this:    

Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
Each item in this saying is a good-luck token for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy. 
"Something old" symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past.   

"Something new" means optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead. 

"Something borrowed" is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.

“ Something blue” As for the colorful item, blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to represent purity, faithfulness, love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true." 

And finally, "a silver sixpence in the bride's shoe" represents wealth and financial security. It may date back to a Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck. For optimum fortune, the sixpence should be in the left shoe. These days, a dime or a copper penny is sometimes substituted, and many companies sell keepsake sixpences for weddings.  Most brides don't follow this sixpence tradition, since there are some new customs to bring fortune to the newlyweds. 

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