The sixpence is a symbol of good luck and British tradition saw a father gift these to his daughter on her wedding day.
The Lucky Sixpence was originally to be given to the bride from her father and placed in her left shoe. He did this to wish her all the blessings a father can give to his daughter. It symbolizes good health for the couple as well as great wealth. A perfect gift on the Wedding Day, giving the Lucky Sixpence has broadened to be given to all the members of the Wedding Party, and is typically passed down from generation to generation.