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?


  1. I guess because a sixpence IN the shoe is pretty uncomfortable. :-D ...and of course, there are beach weddings nowadays, where brides go barefoot, so it's not applicable to them. I had no plans of following that part of the tradition, but since you've mentioned it, I suddenly thought maybe I could change it a bit and insert a folded dollar bill in my shoe instead. What d'ya think? :-D

  2. I agree that having a coin in the shoe is uncomfortable. It kills me when a tiny, little pebble sneaks in my shoe!

    I think hot gluing the coins could work, just make sure you don't glue them in the part of the sole that will be touching the floor, you don't want slippery shoes!

  3. Ooo a dollar bill would be cute too. I'm gonna hot glue the coins on the outside underpart of my shoe under the arch. That should eliminate slippage hopefully!

  4. I wore a penny in my shoe on my wedding day that my mom gave me from her wedding (she wore it in her shoe too). So it was my sixpence in the shoe and my something old and something borrowed! I also wore her garter, which was another something borrowed and a something blue.