Something old represents the link with the bride’s family and the past. The bride may choose to wear an old piece of family jewellery.
Something new represents good fortune and success in the brides new life, this is often her wedding dress.
Something borrowed from a happily married woman is meant to impart similar happiness to the bride.
Something blue symbolises faithfulness and loyalty and dates back to biblical times when blue represents purity. Frequently the bride’s garter is blue.