Ever wondered why a bride wears a veil or how a “something borrowed” has become a wedding-day must-have? We’ve rounded up the most common and surprising wedding superstitions and traditions and the reasons behind them.
Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
We’ve all heard this common rhyme used when someone gets married, but what does it mean? Wearing “something old” represents the bride’s past, while the “something new” symbolizes the couple’s happy future. The bride is supposed to get her “something borrowed” from someone who is happily married in the hope that some of that person’s good fortune rubs off on her. “Something blue” denotes fidelity and love.