Bridal Gifts at Forget Me Not Bridalwear
Are you looking for special bridal gifts? 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.
All made from beautiful lace and satin.
They are 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.
Sixpence or Horseshoe?
Why a Sixpence? In Great Britain, there is a well-known tradition of the bride wearing ‘something old, something new’. This originally stems from the rhyme, ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.’
A silver sixpence is a traditional good luck wedding gesture.
Customarily, it is the father of the bride who places the sixpence in his daughters shoe. It is 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, managed to outwit the devil.
The devil was thought to have asked Dunstan, a former blacksmith, 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. But 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. 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.
A pretty garter is always a winner as a surprise gift for the bride on her big day.
Stay dry on a rainy wedding day with one of our snazzy umbrellas.
Ivory or white, round or heart shaped, they can be plain or printed. Logos available are; Just Married, You Are My Sunshine or Forever Love.
New to Forget Me Not, biodegradable “With Love” confetti.
The tradition of throwing confetti over the bride and groom originated in Italy.
Before paper confetti, flowers, petals, grain or rice were thrown at the happy couple. This was to bestow prosperity and fertility.
Clean Heels, the little gizmos that stop you from sinking into grass and keeping your heels clean.
“I DO” stickers for the bottom of the brides shoes…..a great little fun idea for your wedding day!
Ring cushions Dolly bags and much more!
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!
For more information on any of the bridal gifts we have available here at Forget Me Not, give us a call on 02476 375555 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org