As October carries on, our mission is to provide you with the spookier side of wedding traditions. Although this week is less spooky and more on the superstitious side we could not resist giving you the breakdown of “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue (and a sixpence in my shoe).” This rhyme neatly lists a number of English customs dating back to the Victorian age. When worn in combination, should bring the bride tons of good luck. The something old was meant to tie the bride to her family and her past, while the something new represented her new life as the property of a new family. The item borrowed was supposed to be taken from someone who was already a successfully married wife, so as to pass on a bit of her good fortune to the new bride. The color blue stood for all sorts of fun things like faithfulness, loyalty, and purity. The sixpence, of course, was meant to bring the bride and her new groom actual, cold, hard fortune.