Weâ€™ve all heard this common rhyme used when someone gets married, but what does it mean? Wearing â€śsomething oldâ€ť represents the brideâ€™s past, while the â€śsomething newâ€ť symbolizes the coupleâ€™s happy future. The bride is supposed to get her â€śsomething borrowedâ€ť from someone who is happily married in the hope that some of that personâ€™s good fortune rubs off on her. â€śSomething blueâ€ť denotes fidelity and love.
This superstition dates back to the time of arranged marriages, when people believed that if the couple saw each other before the ceremony, it would give them a chance to change their minds about the wedding. Today, however, many couples choose to meet up and even have portrait sessions before saying their "I dos."
Some think it is tempting fate for the bride to write out her married name or monogram before sheâ€™s actually married, and that the wedding will not take place if she does so. If you're superstitious, save the monogramming for your reception decor and registry items.
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