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Something Blue , Wedding traditions, old and new

SOMETHING BLUE. wedding traditions, old and new CASTLE N CATERING ROMANESQUI ROOM "Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction." -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Victorian Era poem from whence the tradition arose goes, "Something olde, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue, And a silver sixpence in her shoe". These are the "good luck charms" of the bride on her wedding day. Something Old "Something Old" represents continuity and a link between the bride and her family. The idea is that although her last name is changing, her maiden identity will always remain part of her. Examples of something old: vintage garter The veil your grandmother wore on her wedding day old pictures of the bride and groom locket with vintage family brooch family pictures Something New "Something New" symbolizes the new union that the bride and the groom are creating together, and represents the optimistic view of it'happily lasting forever. Examples of something new: Brand new makeup Your new initials Your new The perfect new shoes Freshly picked flowers The key to your new house wedding gown monogrammed on a necklace or handkerchief Something Borrowed "Something Borrowed" signifies the everlasting support that friends and family will provide to the new couple. Borrowing is supposed to be between the bride and any happily married woman. Examples of something borrowed: The earrings Sister's wedding your mother wore on her special day Your grandparent's Mother's pearls Bible for the Grandmother's Your cousin's special cake recipe shoes favorite lipstick ceremony Something Blue "Something Blue" is symbolic of purity, loyalty, faithfulness, interminable love, and fidelity in the new marriage. Blue bridesmaids dresses Blue flowers Blue nail Blue shoes Blue garter Blue stitching Blue jewelry polish Sixpence in your shoe The "sixpence in your shoe" is a wish for good fortune and prosperity throughout the marriage, but it is mainly a British custom. Perhaps this tradition can catch on in America using a shiny new penny or dime! "Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness." --Oliver Wendell Holmes In a recent nationwide Survey: The average cost of a wedding, not including honeymoon: $27,021 a breakdown of the national average amount spent on each wedding vendor: Reception Venue: $12,116 Engagement Ring: $5,130 Wedding Planner: $1,753 101 Rehearsal Dinner: $1,078 Reception Band: $3,122 Reception DJ: $929 Photographer: $2,299 Transportation: $669 Ceremony Site: $1,599 Ceremony Musicians: $536 Wedding Gown: $1,121 Wedding Cake: $535 Florist/Decor: $1,894 Invitations: $331 Videographer: $1,486 Favors: $217 Catering (cost per head): $61 1O1 When you have more than a handful of guests at a wedding, that catering bill is bound to be a significant portion of your wedding day investment. Ensure you trust the task to the experienced gourmets at Castle Catering. Each year 2.5 million weddings $70 billion is şpent on them Castle Catering 50 E Green Street Suite 105 Pasadena, California 91105 Phone: (626) 792-4444 Mobile: 626) 676-1738 E-mail: Sources: CASTLE N CATERING something-old.aspx ROMANESQUÉ POOM

Something Blue , Wedding traditions, old and new

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The phrase is an excerpt from an old English rhyme, often abbreviated to the “4 Somethings,” despite the original version that recites a mostly-discarded final line: “Something olde/Something ne...


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