We've all heard of this saying and it actually comes from an old English rhyme, which in it's complete version also states, "And a Sixpence in your Shoe". As a Bride, I remember keeping this saying in the back of my mind and it didn't come to the forefront until about a week before my actual wedding date. When giving it some thought, I realized that I wanted to make sure that the items were all special ones from those I care about and not just things to fulfill a custom. I considered my dress to be the new item, and my Grandma gave me a beautiful OLD and BLUE broche that I wore that day. She included a note inside that said, "This is from Grandpa's mother; I'm sure she would love for you to have it". I have that broche in my jewelry box and it will always be a treasure. I borrowed a bracelet from my Mom, my best friend and the one who walked me down the aisle, and one of my Bridesmaids actually found a sixpence at an old coin shop and we taped it to the bottom of my shoe. Looking back, I am glad I partook in this tradition because it created even more special memories on my most special of days.
By Cindy Burreson
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