The old sixpence coin was always known and remembered as “the lucky sixpence” and had a long tradition as a lucky wedding charm.
and a sixpence in her shoe………
It is often recited as the four “somethings”, and not including the sixpence.
Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy. “Something old” symbolizes continuity with the bride’s family and the past. “Something new” means optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead. “Something borrowed” is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.
As for the colourful item, blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. to symbolize love, modesty, and purity.
Our range comprises a gift card for the bride and groom, which can be given to each other. or more traditionally from the father of the bride. The front carries the traditional poem.
The inside has a history of the lucky sixpence tradition.With a blank page for a message.
We also have a wedding favour “Lucky Sixpence” includes a card with a silver sixpence and the back of the card carries a personel message . Also a “Lucky Sixpence” placecard , which could double as a wedding favour.
It may also date back to a Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck.
For optimum fortune, the sixpence should be in the left shoe.
All our sixpences are original coins and cleaned.