For many, the first line of this traditional rhyme, brings to mind a bride on her wedding day. But what does it actually mean for the bride herself?
The belief is a bride who wishes to bring good luck to her wedding and impending marriage life should incorporate these four; old, new, borrowed, blue into her day. But like any bride knows, wedding plans can become an endless list of ideas, and the thought of adding four more fills them with panic.
Don’t worry Lyme Bay Field Kitchen have it all under control and our latest blog post includes an explanation into the meaning of this rhyme and ideas for brides-to-be to consider. We have also dedicated one of our Pinterest boards to The Four ‘Somethings’ and is full of fabulous ideas, fantastic images and places to shop.
Wearing something old represents the link between the bride and her family. Particularly with her mother and grandmother, and is a symbol of continuity. So brides-to-be should start asking their mother or grandmother if they have any antique jewellery they could possibly wear on their wedding day. If either still have their wedding gowns, maybe something from that could be used on your own dress – say the veil? Other ideas include a hankerchief, a pretty scarf or a piece of antique lace.
Something new is the easiest of the four ‘somethings’ to achieve as most brides do make their wedding dress the ‘something new’ on their big day. Wearing something new represents good luck and success. As a bride walks down the aisle she is filled with hopes that a bright future lays ahead. It also reflects the new union that the bride and her new husband […]