~Something old, something new,
something borrowed, something blue~
...symbolizes the connection the bride will
maintain to her family and the past. Many brides choose to wear an heirloom piece of jewelry or carry a handkerchief belonging to a family member.
...is for good fortune and
success in the bride's new life.
The wedding dress is most
often the chosen new item.
...serves to remind the bride that family and friends will be there for her whenever she may need their support or assistance. The borrowed object can be most anything of her choosing, such as an antique handkerchief, an item of jewelry, or a handbag.
...denotes faithfulness and loyalty. The symbolism dates back to Biblical times when blue represented purity and constancy. Brides often choose to wear a blue garter
or blue ribbons in their hair.
In ancient times, the kiss was legally binding and signified mutual acceptance of the contract of marriage.
It is said that the bride and groom...
...exchanged a bit of their souls
with the breath of a kiss