borrowed symbolizes friendship and the fact that the bride has friends
and family who can be relied upon. The borrowed item should
from a happily married female friend or relative. It is
that this person's happiness in marriage will bring goood luck for
similar wedded bliss to the bride.
Usually an item of jewelry
a handkerchief is chosen. The item should be returned to the
lender after the wedding ceremony is over.
custom of Something Blue originated in Ancient Israel, where the bride
would use a blue bow in her hair to represent fidelity. In
England it is said that those who wear blue have true love.
wearing of something blue therefore symbolizes loyalty. It is
usually the garter. The blue lace garter was considered to be
symbol of virginity during the American Civil War.