something new, old, blue, borrowed... whats the significance?

hey everyone out there,

i recently got engaged, and still trying to figure traditions and superstitions out. call me naive but can someone enlighted me on what the significance of having something new, old, blue, borrowed is for the wedding? does each represent a special meaning??

thx!
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 8:08 am
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Here's what I found online...

"Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy. "Something old" symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past. "Something new" means optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead. "Something borrowed" is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.

As for the colorful item, blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true." "
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 8:15 am
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thanks Beatie!
Posted on February 7, 2008 at 2:04 am

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