Something old, something new ... what they symbolize

I saw this today and thought it was kind of cool.

http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2007/07/03/13-more-great-color-legends/

As a bride prepares for her wedding she keeps in the back of her mind that she must have ?something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue? present on her big day. It?s so often accepted as tradition without question, but most brides do not even know what these items represent.

In general, each component is thought to bring good luck to the bride. The old article denotes continuity with the bride?s family and past. ?Something new? is a good luck charm to show optimism for the future. The borrowed item is typically from a friend or family member who has seen good fortune and longevity in her marriage, and whose good fortune will carry over to the bride.

As for the ?something blue? a bride should possess, there is a greater history and significance. The color blue has been tied to weddings for centuries. During the time of the Roman Empire, brides were adorned in blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. In Christian faith, the Virgin Mary is traditionally dressed in brilliant shades of blue, thus associating purity with the color. Wearing ?something blue? is thought to show a bride?s devotion.

Interestingly, blue was a common color for wedding gowns in the late 1800s, as highlighted in such proverbs as ?Marry in blue, lover be true.?
Posted on July 3, 2007 at 10:16 am
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"...And I never knew, this."

Very interesting, I didn't realize the significance of all the Somethings. Thanks!
Posted on July 5, 2007 at 7:05 pm
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awww thanks. this is great info.
Posted on July 5, 2007 at 7:44 pm

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