Madeleine Fig at London and Lace

Something Borrowed…

There is an old saying in bridal for women on their wedding day. They need 4 things to make the day have good luck.

Something old,
something new,
something borrowed,
something blue
and a silver sixpence in her shoe.

Now, you don’t have to do these things at all if you have the slightest lean towards any superstition, but it is a fun tradition that gives a way for families to share and be a part of their brides day. Something old is obviously something that has been passed down from one family member to the next. Maybe a mother’s veil or a broach fits in this category, but regardless of what it is, it is old and has some value. Something new is also pretty obvious. I have seen aunt’s in London and Lace buy their niece a set of earrings that match her gown to fill this “requirement.” Something borrowed, is something that a friend might loan you for the day. Maybe their favorite pearl necklace that you have admired, or a pair of shoes that fit your style perfectly, anything that is just being borrowed for the day will suffice. Which brings us to the last item on the list. Before I say that, I am sure that you realize that the last item on the list is a silver sixpence in your shoe, but since we don’t use the sixpence in our currency, you are let off the hook on this one. But something blue can be a tricky one, as blue might not be one of your colors. My wife wore these explosive blue shoes that we found in Asheville, NC the day before our wedding. What will you wear? I am not saying that you have to wear this blue night gown by Madeleine Fig that is pictured on your wedding day, but I am sure that you new husband won’t mind if you wear it on your wedding night. 😉