Monday, March 29, 2010
And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe
Did you know that's the end of the whole "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" thing? I never did. Why doesn't that part get repeated?
So basically this English saying says that the silver sixpence represents wealth and financial security. And if you remember there is a similar Swedish tradition where the bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in her shoe. It's suppose to ensure that the bride is never without either.
I'm not Swedish but I do think it'd be fun to combine their tradition with the English tradition for my wedding. I am going to ask my Dad for a nickel or dime and my mom for a penny(closest to gold) and I'm going to hot glue them to the bottom of my shoes.
What do you think? Are you incorporating the last part of the famous saying into your wedding day? Why do you think the last part is rarely repeated?