Something old symbolizes the recognition of the constancy and continuity of the past, which in turn offers comfort. Something new (usually the bridal gown), suggests a wonderfully new and bright future together for the couple. Something borrowed (something borrowed from a happily married friend or kin, such as a handkerchief, or piece of jewelry) signifies the hope that the new couple would also be blessed with a blissful and joyous life together, through the loan of this borrowed article. The something blue is often the bride's garter. A penny, considered to be good luck, was placed in the bride's shoe.