We have all heard the saying that the bride should wear “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” According to The Knot, the saying stems from an Old English rhyme and refers to the four objects that the bride adds to her wedding outfit, or carries with her for good luck. Something old represents continuity; someone new offers optimism for the new future; something borrowed represents borrowed happiness; and something blue stands for purity, love and fidelity.
We think the ‘something blue’ is the trickiest, so we’ve put together a list of five ideas to incorporate blue into your wedding day.
- It’s all about the shoes!
Blue may not be one of your wedding colors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock some killer blue heels on your big day. Make the shoes as fun and flirty as you wish, and be sure to hike up your skirt for a great photo op!
- It’s time to accessorize!
Find a pair of beautiful drop earrings with a touch of blue! Brides can go as big and bold, as they feel comfortable. Wear a lighter shade of blue, like topaz, or a subtle pair of studs for a classic look.
- Get your nails done!
Perhaps one of our favorite ways to incorporate “something blue” into your wedding wear- a soft, blue manicure/pedicure. Unless you want to make a HUGE statement with your nails, we recommend using this pale hue “Kutki” from NARS. Whether it’s on your fingers, toes, or “party nail”, this is one of the easiest ways to incorporate blue into your wedding day look.
- Blue in your bouquet!
Regardless of the color of your flowers, a unique way to incorporate something blue is in your bridal bouquet. Brides can add blue rhinestones into the bouquet for an extra sparkle, or simply have blue fabric holding their lovely bouquet together. Either way, it will add a pop of blue to check that one off the list!
- Blue Lingerie: stands for purity, love and fidelity
This one is for all the future hubbies! Considering that your new husband will be the only one, who will be able to appreciate or view this special touch, it will create a whole new meaning for “something blue”… Look at your already spicing things up!
Well, there you have it brides! It may be an old English rhyme, but what a fun tradition it is. And if you need any help in coming up with ideas for your ‘something old, something new, or something borrowed,’ you know where to find us. Xoxo!