“Something old” represents the bride’s link to her family and the past. The bride may choose to wear a piece of family jewelry or her mother or grandmother’s wedding gown.
“Something new” represents hope for good fortune and success in the future. The bride often chooses the wedding gown to represent the new item.
“Something borrowed” usually comes from a happily married woman and is thought to lend some of her good fortune and joy to the new bride.
“Something blue” is a symbol of love, fidelity, and purity of the bride.
A penny in her shoe is to wish the bride wealth in her future life.