Your lucky wedding sixpence

Every bride has heard of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’. However, many people are not aware of the final line of the rhyming couplet ‘and a silver sixpence in her shoe!’

What your wedding sixpence means

The lucky wedding sixpence was normally put in the bride’s left shoe by her father, and is intended to bring luck and prosperity to the happy couple.

  • How to wear your silver sixpence

  • You can have the sixpence incorporated into the sole or heel of your left shoe by a cobbler, or a small padded container made from satin and securely attached inside your shoe is a good alternative.

  • Make your silver sixpence symbolic

  • Why not display your lucky silver sixpence by the guest book? Though the coin is out of circulation, the Royal Mint can supply a beautiful coin from 1920 to 1946 showing the head of King George V or King George VI. We will be pleased to assist you in obtaining yours from from the official sixpence website.