When trying to pick out the perfect wedding gifts for a bride’s wedding gift registry, it’s nearly impossible to forget some of the classic gift ideas that aren’t always on the bridal registry: pearls, Chanel No. 5, lingerie, etc. But, there is also an old tradition that many brides still honor to this day: “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” In fact, the even older version of that saying includes “a silver sixpence in her shoe” at the end of it.
This tradition for specific lucky wedding gifts originated in the Victorian era, with each object symbolizing something important. To allow for more unique wedding gifts that can incorporate traditional wedding ideas, brides and their families can create an online cash gift registry with Bowl of Cherries.
The “old” gift should represents the past, and is supposed to connect the bride to her family and symbolize the importance of blending old with new. For this gift, it can be anything old, but jewelry that is antique or passed down in the family is an excellent gift idea.
A “new” item stands for her new life, and represents the optimism of her future with her new spouse. New items can truly be anything, but keep in mind that she has to wear it on her wedding day, so makeup, accessories, jewelry and undergarments are popular ideas. A “borrowed” gift stands for good fortune, and is something that will be just worn for the day, and is often a wedding accessory like a veil, necklace or crown that a family member or friend lets the bride use for the day.
As for the “blue” gift, you may not realize that the color blue has been associated with love and matrimony for hundreds of years, and symbolizes the loyalty and fidelity that the loving couple have for each other. And of course,the sixpence, which represents wealth and financial security. Of course, if youtake inflation into account, a dollar coin might do the trick, too!