Many Brides are unfamiliar with the origin and meaning behind something old, something new, something borrowed something blue. The old English rhyme comes from the family members and guests of the Bride who would give her old, new, borrowed, blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe as a token of love and good luck on the day of her wedding.
You can personalize some of these items to incorporate into your wedding. For example, something blue for my sister in-law was a blue shirt of her Fathers who passed away, cut into the shape of a heart, and sewn into her dress. The idea was sentimental and original. It is something that she can also keep forever.
The “Something Blue” represents Love, Good Fortune and Fidelity. Some Brides may not want blue to be a dominant color in her Wedding as to where others love the color and want blue to be visible. Remember there are many shades of blue also and some may work better than others for the Bride depending on how it will be used.
You can get creative and have fun with this one. From blue stones in your tiara, to blue sparkles sprinkled on your skin, some sexy lingerie or a tiny blue string tied around your finger. The possibilities are endless.
So, do you know what your something blue will be…?