“Something Old, Something New,
Something Borrowed, Something Blue,
And A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe.”
Based on an old English poem, the legend refers to five essential tokens of luck a bride must carry on her wedding day in order to be blessed with a long and happy marriage. And we’re here to provide all the inspiration needed to find the perfect pieces for the luck of the bride.
Early before the 19th century, blue was not only a popular colour for women to get married in, but was known as a symbol of love, fidelity and purity. It has even been said that couples used to wear blue bands on the edges of their wedding day clothes to represent their love and loyalty to one another. There are so many different options to choose from for your “something blue.” It may even be the piece of luck that is most fun to find and decide on. And if you want to get really creative, try using blue nail polish, a small blue flower hidden in your veil, a headpiece or maybe even a temporary blue tattoo. Our suggestion, to truly honour the bridal luck tradition, is to hide a piece of something blue in your groom’s ensemble as well!
Now for some “something blue” inspiration…
#1. Blue Embroidery
Having your wedding date, names, song lyrics or some other phrase that’s close to your heart sewn into something you’re wearing on your wedding day is a great idea. You can use it on your hankie, under the skirt of your dress or even on the wrist of you little white gloves.
#2. Lingerie or Garters
Wearing blue lingerie or garters is one of the more popular choices for brides. There are so many options to choose from because so many designers are catering to the “something blue” piece of bridal luck. And with places like Etsy, where you can find so many different designers and hand-makers, you can be sure to find the perfect “something blue” to wear underneath your wedding gown.
#3. Shoes & Clutches
If you’re the type of bride who likes to stand out or really wants to have her very own “wow” moment, try adding a hidden pop of colour underneath the hem of your dress. Adding some blue shoes to your outfit won’t only make a statement, but it will also make an excuse for an extremely adorable photo opportunity. Or, if you would like for your “something blue” to be visible for the entire event, find an adorable clutch to hold your lip gloss and tissues!
Another fun and popular option to use as your something blue… incorporate blues into your jewellery. In your necklace, bracelet or earrings, try adding a blue topaz, sapphires or even some pretty aquamarine! Of course, you can always add some funky costume jewellery to top off your luck and your look. Remember, it’s up to you how you want to look on your big day. Now get choosing and tell us what you think works best!