From several years Italy has made its own English tradition dictated by the old adage “something new, something old, borrowed and blue”. According to this Anglo-Saxon ritual, the bride, the wedding day, should wear something blue, maybe a ribbon sewing inside the suit as did Grace Kelly for her wedding with Prince Rainieri, or to insert a touch of blue in hues the flowers of the bouquet. The blue, in fact, is reputedly the color of love.

Something new, something old, borrowed and blue

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She should then bring something new, like a pair of pearls given away by the mother, or a chain, but also the shoes and socks, as it is a symbol of optimism for the future.

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Something old, a sign of continuity with the past, could be a precious family bracelet, while for something borrowed, as of happiness greeting transmitted by a lucky bride, it would be ideal friend’s heart veil.

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To underline that an old veil is considered luckier than a new one, especially if it was provided by a happy bride: happiness can be “contagious”!
There are some who, to overdo the auspicious signs, quietly change the rule by adding “something red and bought.” While a custom of which you do not know the reason, but that is always much followed, prohibits to show the wedding dress to her future husband.

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The launch of the rice, which invariably follows the ceremony is considered an omen of wealth and joy in their married life. Even the launch of the bouquet has a propitiatory significance, but for those who grabs him: it seems that those who take the bouquet will marry within the year.

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