Aug 19, 2022 | Wedding Traditions

Aug 19, 2022 | Wedding Traditions

Bucking Tradition: Penny In Your Shoe
Danielle Toth
Many bridal traditions, including the bridal party, throwing rice and the bouquet toss, are surrounded in superstition. So, too, is the “penny in your shoe” practice, which actually originates from...

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Bucking Tradition: Penny In Your Shoe
Danielle Toth

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Many bridal traditions, including the bridal party, throwing rice and the bouquet toss, are surrounded in superstition.

So, too, is the “penny in your shoe” practice, which actually originates from the “something old, something new” poem. It reads: “Something old/something new/something borrowed/something blue/and a silver sixpence/in her shoe.”

Traditionally, the bride’s father would place a sixpence coin into her left shoe to bring luck and prosperity to the couple, according to Wedding Ideas magazine. Today, it is a little more difficult to find a sixpence, so many brides either use a penny or a special wedding sixpence to recreate this tradition.

Coins have been associated with marriage for centuries. For example, one custom sees the bride and groom swap gold and silver coins after exchanging rings, Wedding Ideas magazine says. This practice was first recorded in the first book of common prayer published in 1549. 

Furthermore, in Sweden, the bride’s mother gives her a gold coin to put in her right shoe while her father  gives a silver one to put in her left shoe. This is to represent their wish that she will never be without, according to Wedding Ideas.

And in Poland, guests toss coins over the newlyweds, which the couple then pick up together as a sign of their new unity.

Bottom Line: Do you need to place a penny in your shoe on your wedding day? It’s up to you! If it’s a family tradition, it might be nice to continue the custom. It also presents a fun photo op! 

However, if you’re not digging wearing a coin in your shoe all day, feel free to skip this one. 

To learn more about how brides are “bucking tradition,” read our blogs on the garter toss, the first dance and flowers!

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4908 Van Epps Rd., Brooklyn Heights, Ohio 44131

Phone Number

(216) - 870 - 4513

Monday - Friday

10AM - 6PM

F.A.Q.

Do I get to meet my DJ?

Of Course! This is your big day, we want you to be comfortable and able to build a rapport with your DJ. We encourage open communication between us and our clients. We can set-up face to face meetings, video calls, and teleconferences.

How do I secure my date?

We ask that when you are ready to book, you give us a signed contract and a $600 deposit. The initial deposit comes off the final balance. After that, you are locked in to your date. Payment plans are available, but we do not require the final balance until a week before your wedding.

Are there any hidden fees?

No. All prices you see include tax, set-up & tear-down, and travel to most places. When paying with credit card there is a 3.8% convenience fee. No fees when paying by check or cash.

Do you work with other vendors?

Yes! While we have partnerships with vendors, we do not require you use them exclusively. You can always book us independently and we’ll ensure that all vendors are on the same page throughout the entire planning process and evening.

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