Bridal gifts at Forget Me Not Bridalwear.
Are you looking for that special gift for the bride to be? Maybe something a little bit unusual or quirky? We have just the thing for you! Lucky wedding horseshoes & lucky sixpence keepsakes designed & delicately handmade in England can be found among our range of bridal gifts. All made from beautiful lace and satin, delicately embellished with hearts, flowers, jewels and lucky charms. Any bride would be delighted to be presented with one of these stunning gifts on her wedding day. We have one of the largest ranges of bridal gifts anywhere in the Midlands and the surrounding areas stocking gifts from Atelier Rousseau.
Sixpence or Horseshoe?
Why a Sixpence? In Great Britain, the well-known tradition of the bride wearing ‘something old, something new,’ originally stems from the rhyme, ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.’ A silver sixpence in the bride’s shoe is a traditional good luck wedding gesture and customarily, it is the father of the bride who places the sixpence as a symbol of him wishing her prosperity, love and happiness in her marriage.
Why a Horseshoe? Legend has it the 10th Century Archbishop of Canterbury, Dunstan, who was a former blacksmith managed to outwit the devil. The devil was thought to have asked Dunstan to shoe his hoof. Dunstan had realised his customer was the devil and nailed the shoe on as painfully as he could. The devil begged for mercy. Dunstan agreed to remove the shoe on condition that the devil agreed never to enter a place where a horseshoe was hung over the door. The horseshoe is also thought to help with fertility. Horseshoes would be presented to the bride and groom and they were often displayed as cake-toppers. In order to retain the good luck the horseshoe should be hung upside down with the shoulders pointing upwards otherwise all the luck in your marriage would fall out.
Other Bridal Gifts at Forget Me Not.
As well as lucky charms we have some other fabulous bridal gifts at Forget Me Not.
Stay dry on a rainy wedding day with one of our snazzy umbrellas. Ivory or white in round or heart shape they can be printed with one of the following logos; Just Married, You Are My Sunshine or Forever Love. Or you can have one with no logo printed on it.
Our Storyboard Guest Signing frames are a perfect alternative to the wedding guest book. Instead of your guests signing a book that will be put away and never looked at, why not have a memento of your day that you can see every day? The board can be mounted on your wall at home on view for all your friends and family to admire when they come to visit. The board even comes with a pen for your guests to sign with!
Here at Forget Me Not we are always on the lookout for something different to give as a bridal gift. Our range is expanding all the time, so keep an eye on our page for new gift ideas!