Interesting Fact of the Month!

Where did that well-known saying come from? 

We have all heard the saying; “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in your shoe.” But where did it come from?

This traditional saying dates back to the Victorian era. It is said that if the bride carries these good luck tokens on her wedding day, then her marriage will be happy.

‘something old’ is to represent continuity with the past.

‘something new’ represents optimism and hope for the bride’s new life.

‘something borrowed’ is an item from a friend or family member who is happily married, their success in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new couple.

‘something blue’ represents love, fidelity and purity.

‘silver sixpence in your shoe’ is a good luck charm to bring wealth and happiness to the marriage.


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