7 Creative Ways To Wear Something Blue On Your Wedding
You’ve probably heard of the wedding day tradition where a bride is supposed to wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. According to The Knot
, this tradition goes back to an old English rhyme about the four objects that will bring good luck to a bride on her wedding day. Something old represents continuity; something new brings optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes happiness; and something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity.
The first three items should be pretty easy to incorporate. But it’s ‘something blue’ that might prove a challenge. Now I’m not the biggest fan of traditions, but I do think it’s fun to find a creative way to hide a hint of color in your all-white ensemble. I’ve been brainstorming a list of ‘something blue’ ideas for my own wedding day, so I thought I’d share them with everyone for today’s #WeddingWednesday post.
Here are 7 creative ways to wear something blue on your wedding day…
1. Blue pedicure
Whether you’re wearing closed toed shoes or open, a blue pedicure is a sweet and subtle way to wear your ‘something blue.’ Try Essie’s ‘Borrowed & Blue’
from their wedding collection.
2. Blue lingerie
If the fit and material of your dress allows it, pick out some beautiful bridal lingerie in a light blue hue.
3. Blue jewelry
Statement earrings with a bit of blue are a great way to add a pop of color to your white dress. Or, simply don a dainty sapphire pendant or a sweet sapphire ring on your right hand.
4. A hidden blue heart
This is one of the sweetest takes on ‘something blue’ that I’ve seen. Take an old dress shirt from of your father’s (or another loved one that you’d like to honor) and cut out a heart to sew inside your dress. A similar option is to embroider your wedding date in blue on the underside of your gown.
5. Blue garter
Whether or not you’ll be upholding the garter toss tradition, wearing a blue garter is still an easy and concealed way to sport your ‘something blue.’ There are some gorgeous options on Etsy.
6. Blue shoes
Since your shoes are often covered by your dress anyway, this option doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have bright blue pumps peeking out in every photo. But if you’d rather stick to a more traditional hue for your footwear, opt for blue soles. I personally love these light blue velvet peep toe pumps by Manolo Blahnik.
7. Blue in your bouquet
Your bouquet is a great place to tie in a little something blue. Either wrap the stems with blue ribbon or have your florist incorporate blue flowers into your arrangement.
Can you think of any other creative ways to wear your ‘something blue?’ Tweet to me @jaimiehilfiger
and let me know!