Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Encore Formals and Bridal
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”, but not everyone knows the last part which is “and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”
In the late 17th century, the sixpence tradition began as a part of the dowry gift to the groom. Across the world, the tradition of who gives the coin to the bride, and what exactly it means, varies. As time went on, the coin became more of a good luck charm that is meant to represent wealth and financial security, that the bride wears in her left shoe on her wedding day.
Where do you get a sixpence? There are lots of websites selling silver sixpences, so next time you are looking for a card for a bride-to-be, consider adding a sixpence that they can use on their wedding day!
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