According to The Knot the tradition of carrying something old comes from an old English rhyme: “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Sixpence in your Shoe.” Specifically, carrying something old represents a bridge between the past and the future. Here is a “something old” idea:
Paraphernalia from the beginning of your relationship: when our friend Jen got married to her high school sweetheart she put us in charge of coming up with her “something old, something new…” As we had all been friends since high school, we dug out an old school newspaper in which she and her fiancé had been interviewed about their relationship. We cut it out rolled it up like a scroll and stuck it in her bouquet. The same idea can be applied to a number of things from the start of your relationship: ticket stubs, a love note, a matchbook from the first restaurant you went to, etc.
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