Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue
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.