The most trendy yet traditional part of the saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue (and a sixpence for your shoe)” is definitely a bride’s “something blue.” The meaning behind a blue token for the bride-to-be is said to represent purity, love and fidelity, according to the Knot. From jewelry (Princess Diana or Duchess Catherine ring a bell?) to fabric and flowers, many brides have taken the traditional item and made it trendy over the years. Here are a few “something blue” ideas for your special day.
Brides who want to stick with tradition should look at these items:
- A blue garter
- Carry a bouquet of blue hydrangeas
- A piece of jewelry – old, new, or borrowed, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful sapphire, blue diamond or blue topaz piece of jewelry
- Ribbon – For a no-fuss “something blue” idea, have the fabric sewn into your dress or wrapped around your bouquet
For the contemporary bride, here are a few trends to try:
- Blue shoes – think Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolo Blahniks from Sex and the City. If you can’t afford a pair of high-end designer shoes, you could always attach blue decals on the bottom of your heels.
- Rock a blue manicure or pedicure – If you don’t want to wear blue an all ten fingers or toes, consider painting your ring finger in a sparkly hue as an accent color.
- Blue mascara – Make sure this particular makeup hue complements your eye color and is waterproof. The last thing you want is blue streaks staining the rest of your pretty wedding make up!
- Pastel blue or navy lingerie – If you’re worried about your colorful undergarments peaking out from underneath your dress, you can always change once you and your husband retire to your bridal suite for the night (no one has to know).