Add a bit of superstition to your Destination Wedding on the Amalfi Coast!
“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”… you have probably been told this old English rhyme so many times ever since you got engaged!
Back in the day, it was believed that a bride should include these four good-luck objects somewhere in her wedding outfit or carry them with her on her wedding day for good luck, plus a sixpence as a symbol of prosperity.
In the past, including something old was a way to ward off evil spirits who might cause infertility to the couple. Nowadays, it symbolizes the bride’s family and the continuity with her past and her traditions. A good idea can be wearing your mother or grandmother’s dress or piece of jewelry, such as a bracelet, a necklace, a pair of earrings or a strip of lace from your mom’s wedding dress wrapped around the bouquet or sewn into your dress or a family member’s veil or an old family cake topper…
It symbolizes the bride’s new life ahead of her and means optimism for the future. You do not have to struggle to find “that something new”, since it can be anything new, including your wedding dress, shoes, veil or a gift that your husband-to-be sends you on the morning of your wedding, such as a pearl bracelet, a necklace, a pair of earrings, etc…
It is usually loaned from another happy bride with healthy kids and symbolizes happiness. In fact, it is said that, by borrowing something from a happily married friend or relative, the newlyweds ensure a little of her good luck rubs off on them. It can be an accessory, such as the earrings your mom wore on her wedding day, your mother- in- law’s veil, your grandmother’s wedding hair comb… It will make the lender feel that bit closer to you on your big day!
It is a symbol of fidelity, purity and love, that are considered three qualities for a solid marriage. A lot of brides usually wear a blue garter beneath the dress, a sapphire engagement ring or a pair of light blue shoes, but even a blue ribbon to tie your invitation suites together is fine!
A sixpence in your shoes
If you have the chance to purchase this antique coin in use in England from the XVI century to the 60s, put it on the sole of your shoes for good luck, since it symbolizes future prosperity and wealth.
Do not get stressed to hunt for the perfect “somethings”, but have fun to look for small tokens of love that someone who loves you and you love will give you before your “once in a lifetime day” on the Amalfi Coast!