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It's one of the most well-known wedding traditions out there: A bride must wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue on her wedding day for good luck! The trope comes from an English rhyme dated to 1898, which also adds that a bride should also have a sixpence in her shoe. These days, and in the U.S., where sixpence isn't a currency, brides have gotten very creative with incorporating these four things into their ensembles! Though it's by no means required, and non-superstitious ladies may scoff at it, it's a fun way to personalize a wedding dress, veil, or shoes. We asked our Facebook followers to show us pictures of how they made use of this fun tradition, and here are our four favorites!
1. Something old
Beading can make a dress look extra glamorous, but it can also get pricey. Bride Morgan Moo Brink ingeniously sewed pearls from her mother's wedding dress into the detail on her own to get an extra bit of detailing and honor her mother. We love this something old a whole lot.
2. Something new
This is probably the easiest part of the tradition to work in. After all, what bride doesn't want to purchase a brand-new accessory or gown for her big day? Bride Katrina Rapo's statement earrings are totally pretty and trendy, and they'll likely become a favorite part of her jewelry collection.
3. Something borrowed
Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Bride Amanda Sanchez's sister's veil was so pretty that she just had to wear it for her own wedding. “My something borrowed was the veil my sister used at her wedding,” she says. “It was cathedral length and stunning!” We're sure her sister was more than flattered.
4. Something blue
Bride Lauren Cabrera was probably anything but blue while wearing her adorable “Mrs.” robe while getting ready for her wedding. The best part? She can slip it on anytime she wants, now that she's married!
This article was written by Terri Pous for Brides.com