…and a sixpence in her shoe

silver sixpenceHave you ever wondered what the significance of a bride placing a sixpence in her shoe on her wedding day is?

This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme (“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe“)

The Sixpence therefore is one of the four objects that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day are just good luck charms. Traditionally it is the father of the bride who places it in the bride’s shoe as a symbol of him wishing her prosperity, love and happiness in her marriage.

Lucky sixpences can be bought via the  Royal Mint’s website