\r\n\r\nThe traditional wedding rhyme goes: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe.\r\n\r\nIt describes the four (technically five) objects a bride should have with her on her wedding day for good luck, and brides have been following this custom for centuries. But why?\r\n\r\nThe mantra started as a Victorian-era rhyme that came out of the English country Lancashire. In that time, the \u201csomething blue\u201d was usually a garter, and the blue and old items protected the bride against the Evil Eye, a curse passed through a malicious glare that could make the bride infertile. \u201cSomething borrowed\u201d was preferably the undergarment of a woman who already had children. Legend says that wearing this would confuse the Evil Eye into thinking the bride was already fertile, and the curse would be thwarted. (Find out where the bouquet toss comes from.)\r\n\r\nThese special items have taken on slightly different meanings today, but their symbolism is still important for brides on their special day. According to The Knot, \u201csomething old\u201d stands for continuity; \u201csomething new\u201d shows optimism for the future; \u201csomething borrowed\u201d symbolizes borrowed happiness; and \u201csomething blue\u201d represents purity, love, and fidelity.\r\n\r\nAnd if a non-British bride is so lucky to find a sixpence to put in her shoe, she uses it as a wish for good fortune and prosperity. With all that settled, here's why bridesmaids all wear the same color.