8 Something Blue Ideas Just For You
Get a clue and try something blue! Chances are you’ve heard this saying over and over and never gave it a second thought. The notion of having to wear something blue on your wedding day actually comes from a long-standing Old English Rhyme saying, “something olde, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.”
The first piece of the saying mentions “something olde.” This does not mean that you need to have your grandparents within 10 feet of you at all times. “Something olde” is meant to represent continuity. The next component is “something new.” This new addition is meant to stand for the future. “Something borrowed” is a metaphoric borrowing of luck from a person that has had a successful marriage. The next piece is “something blue”, one of our favorites because it allows each bride to get innovative. The last and final piece is a “sixpence in your shoe”, which leads to good luck and prosperity to the newly married couple.
This old tradition has endless possibilities that can fall anywhere from traditional to modern and innovative. Here are some of our favorite ideas for your something blue:
1. Blue Manicure or Pedicure
Leave a French manicure for another day! Having a blue pedicure or manicure is a soft and subtle way to wear something blue, and it can show through those open toed shoes.
2. Blue Shoes
Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life! Whether you are rocking a long or short wedding dress, blue shoes are a chic way and less dominant way of having something blue.
3. Blue Garter
Wearing a blue garter is a fun way to give a nod to something blue. It also makes for a hidden surprise perfect for the garter toss tradition, or your groom later that night!
4. Blue Bouquet
Your bouquet is the perfect place to add blue, especially if blue is already part of your color scheme! Either wrap the stems in blue or tuck one small blue flower into your arrangement.
5. Blue Bow
Your groom is a lucky man, he gets you as a gift! A blue bow tied around your waist adds the perfect contrast against an all white dress.
6. Blue Jewelry
A pop of color in the form of fabulous accessories will make your wedding day look stand out. A blue sapphire necklace or drop earrings is a great way to add a little sparkle and shine to your look.
7. A Hidden Blue Heart
Take an old dress shirt of your father’s (or any loved one that you’d like) and cut out a heart to sew inside your dress. This is a sentimental way to have your father be with you every step of the way.
8. Blue Hanky
Chances are you will be overwhelmed with the emotion and it will lead to some happy tears. Have no fear, the blue hanky is here! A blue hanky is a sweet way to have something blue on your wedding day.
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