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Are you looking for the bride coin that goes inside your shoe? It’s called a sixpence and it is only available in a few places! We’ll tell you where to buy a wedding sixpence, explain all about the sixpence tradition poem, and show you what to do with your lucky bridal coin AFTER the wedding.
Plus, someone asked us: “who puts a Sixpence in the bride’s shoe?” We’ll tell you more about that below. Enjoy!
Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue, Sixpence Tradition
First, let’s talk about the Sixpence wedding poem.
It goes like this:
And a silver sixpence in her shoe”
Tradition believes if the bride has all of these things on her wedding day, it is good luck for a long and happy marriage.
For something old, it can be anything: a pair of vintage earrings, a brooch pinned to your clutch purse, etc. For my wedding, I wore my mother’s veil.
Something new? That’s easy! This will most likely be your wedding dress. It can also be your pair of shoes, hair accessories, veil, jewelry, etc.
Something Borrowed is something you’ll ask someone to lend you for the day. Mine was my mother’s clutch purse from her wedding (it as fabulous!) Use it for the day and then give it back to its owner. Yours can be anything: a pretty ring, bracelet, pair of earrings, or veil, just to name a few examples.
Something Blue is a little trickier, but a lot of fun. You can choose to wear blue shoes, sew a heart patch inside the inner layer of your gown, blue decals on the bottoms of your shoes, blue jewelry, or blue ribbon wrapped around your bouquet.
For my wedding, I wore a garter with a little blue bow on it.
And… ah, the silver sixpence in her shoe. This one is the tough one people always have questions about! Where can you buy a wedding sixpence? Who gives the bride her sixpence? Who puts the sixpence in her shoe? Based on tradition, the father of the bride or mother of the bride puts the sixpence in her shoe. Or the sixpence can be given to her as a gift and the bride can place it inside her shoe on the day of the wedding.
It doesn’t really matter who puts the sixpence in the shoe — to follow tradition, it just has to be in there! :)
Now, let’s talk about where to buy a silver sixpence. We just found out where to buy 2020 silver sixpence coins, which are harder to find: they are available from The Coin Art Company!
Here are examples of the wedding sixpence coin gift set you can buy, which includes a card (personalized with your name on the top!) which has the sixpence wedding poem written out. You can choose a year for the sixpence based on the options here.
2020 Sixpence Coin
For a 2020 sixpence coin, it is available on this listing specifically. Since there are a limited number of 2020 coins available, be sure to get one now if you want one. Shop here!
What to Do With Sixpence After Wedding?
Now, where do you put your special lucky sixpence after the big day? Place it in your jewelry box or… even better, have it placed inside a keepsake frame! These photo frames are available here and they make a fantastic wedding gift.
Just choose the DIY Frame Kit and make it yourself after the wedding! I love this idea.
To find out more about the sixpence coin, buy a 2020 sixpence, or check out more photo frame ideas, visit TheCoinArtCompany. Pam and Andrew are wonderful to work with + Featured Artists at Emmaline Bride!
Happy “Something Old / New / Borrowed / Blue / Sixpence” Planning!