The ‘something borrowed’ wedding tradition has a very bizarre history [Getty]
However, one of the most famous of the wedding traditions is the ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.’
The tradition – which has been around for decades – pushes brides-to-be to find four items that fall under the old, new, borrowed and blue categories.
And while some mother’s gift their daughters jewellery as something old, or a veil as something borrowed, the origin of the famous tradition is actually disgusting.
So disgusting in fact that if you are getting married, it may put it off you for life.
In the 19th century, women would wear the knickers of a mother to ensure fertility in their married life [Getty]
According to Kidspot, the ‘something borrowed’ of the rhyme used to have links to motherhood.
According to English folklore, the ‘something borrowed’ that the bride had on her wedding day was to ‘communicate fertility to the bride.’
And traditionally, the something borrowed would be an” “undergarment from a woman who had already been blessed with children.”
In other words, people used to wear the knickers of a mum in order to have a child in their married life.
Nowadays, people use clothing or jewellery as their ‘something borrowed’ [Getty]
Thankfully, it doesn’t seem that a lot of brides stick to these traditions from the 19th century.
Instead, brides tend to borrow jewellery or bridal accessories – thankfully.
Recently, it was also discovered the real meaning behind having cakes at weddings, and it’s bizarre history.