There are numerous wedding traditions practiced all over the world. Every culture has its own tradition for celebrating a wedding. “Something Blue” is a popular tradition that still makes sense. In this post, we’ll talk about Something Blue wedding ideas.
BUT, first, let’s look at the famous wedding tradition adage and what it means.
Here we go…
As the adage goes:
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
You must have heard this popular wedding tradition saying before, but not every bride-to-be is aware of where this saying came from and what it means. It’s a sweet saying and one of the few wedding traditions that still make sense in today’s society. It’s a sweet tradition, performed to bring good luck to the newlywed couple.
Something Old: The old item represents several meanings, but one overarching theme: it is a link to the bride’s past. Some attribute this to a desire to maintain contact with one’s family even after starting a family of one’s own. While others believed that; it represents the life you are leaving behind. Another possibility is that the tradition of family values and the connection that family provides is being passed down to you. Whatever it is, every bride wants to stay connected to the family she was born in.
Something New: Something new represents optimism and hope for the future. It conveys the message that you, along with your husband, are starting a new relationship that will last a lifetime. Many brides even connect “something new” with their wedding gown, flowers, or rings.
Something Borrowed: Borrowing something from a friend or relative can have several meanings. Some argue that borrowing something entails borrowing happiness from a happily married woman in order for her happiness to be passed on to the new bride. Others believe it represents your love and adoration for the person from whom you borrowed the item. Many brides even borrow something from their happily married grandmother or mother. This shows your parents or grandparents that you admire their marriage and the respect they have for each other and that you wish to have a similarly happy marriage. The borrowed item also serves as a reminder to the bride that she can always rely on her friends and family in times of need. You can borrow items: Family jewelry, your mother’s (or grandmother’s) wedding gown, a prayer book from your mother (or grandmother), strands of pearls, or your parent’s cake cutting set, etc.
Something Blue: For centuries, the color blue has been associated with weddings as a symbol of love, humbleness, constancy, good luck, purity, and loyalty. Many brides incorporate this color into their wedding attire by wearing blue stoned jewelry or a blue garter. But if you want to add some oomph to your wedding, you could use blue nail polish, blue eyeshadow, a blue ribbon tied into your flowers, blue garter, or even light blue shoes for a more modish look! The possibilities are limitless, all you’ve to do is go creative!
A Lucky Sixpence: For many years, the bride’s father would put a sixpence (a silver coin worth six pennies minted in Britain from 1551 to 1967) in his daughter’s shoe before she walked down the aisle. A sixpence in the bride’s shoe symbolizes good luck, financial security, and wealth. And the father’s wishes for his daughter’s marriage to be prosperous. This custom is said to have originated with the Scottish tradition where the groom places a silver coin in his shoe for good luck. Many businesses sell wedding keepsake sixpence pieces.
Now, let’s see how you can incorporate “Something Blue” into your wedding embellishments. Take a look at the 25 “Something Blue” Wedding Ideas.
1. Give a touch of blue to your wedding invite
Start at the beginning! Your wedding invitation is the first impression your guests will have of your wedding. And it could be one of the best ways to incorporate a touch of blue. You can design your wedding invitations in a blue and white theme or in any of your favorite colors with a hint of blue in them.
2. Blue escort card display board
Blue has become more prevalent in recent years, and it can be used to accent a variety of items or locations at a wedding. Your wedding escort cards are one such item. You can have them in Classic blue, and they will look stunning. Consider using Classic Blue in a watercolor wash for a more romantic interpretation.
3. Paint your nails blue
On your special day, choose a hint of blue color to paint your nails. The blue tone will complement your ring beautifully.
4. “Something Blue” in your wedding bouquet
Floral arrangements are a great way to bring your wedding color scheme to life. Use Peonies, roses, irises, Tweedia, and hydrangeas to create a whimsical wedding bouquet. A lovely way to add a touch of blue to your wedding ceremony.
5. Pastel blue tableware
Pastel blue tableware is another great way to add a touch of blue to your wedding celebration. You can have blue china plates and a wide assortment of blue glass vases arranged with bright flowers for a delightful result.
6. Fashion statement with blue heels
Make a fashion statement with beautiful blue heels. Choose a pair that complements your wedding gown and has all of the bells and whistles.
7. Crystal broach with blue embellishments
Add a crystal pin or brooch to your gown, bag, bridal jacket or belt buckle for a stylish and natural “something blue.”
8. Blue earrings
Your wedding band isn’t the only piece of jewelry you’ll wear on your wedding day; there’s more to it. You might even want to consider purchasing fine jewelry for your special day. Keep the color in mind as you choose your jewelry for the ceremony. Blue sapphire, with or without pearls, will make an outstanding daytime piece. Make sure it’s something you’ll wear again and again and something you’ll be able to pass down to future generations.
9. Bridal party in blue
Allow your bridal party to wear blue during your wedding ceremony. The idea is to incorporate “Something Blue” into your wedding, and your bridal party is an integral part of that. Adorning your bridesmaids in blue gowns is a stunning way to incorporate your “something blue” into the mix.
10. Blue in hand
Of course, you’ll need a handbag or a clutch to wear to your wedding. Consider carrying a stylish clutch in blue and white – it’s unquestionably wedding-worthy and a great way to incorporate something blue into your ensemble.
11. Blue strappy sandals
There is no better way to incorporate something blue than wearing blue wedding shoes on your special day! From flats to plumps and high heels, leather to velvet, blue wedding shoes are an ideal complement to your something blue. On your wedding day, consider wearing blue strappy sandals. They go well with anything white, from a chic mini to a floor-length wedding gown.
12. Blue tabletop linens
Tabletop linens allow you to incorporate the something blue concept in a modish way. It looks great when paired with a white and blush floral palette. Choose a vibrant blue to create a striking contrast with the rest of your wedding reception décor and floral patterns.
13. Dusty blue bridal lingerie
Not only should your bridal gown be flawless, but so should your bridal accessories. A bridal trousseau is still not complete unless it includes something blue. For your wedding, choose a dusty blue lingerie set to add a sexy touch to your something blue.
14. Embellish your wedding cake with blue
If you want a non-traditional wedding cake while still adhering to wedding traditions, consider a blue-inspired wedding cake. A lovely way to add a touch of blue to your wedding ceremony and make it more personal. Adorn your wedding cake with delicate frosting floral, an elegant marble design, and even a mini croquembouche topper. But don’t forget to tell your cake maker about your one-of-a-kind request.
15. Blue-inspired seating arrangement
If you’re planning an intricate wedding celebration and want to have a beautiful wedding theme, choose blue. To add panache to your wedding seating area, you can use blue colored pillows or a blue seating arrangement. Blue simply adds a touch of suppleness and subtle elegance to any design or space.
16. Blue wedding stationery
If you don’t want to overdo anything at your wedding but still want to incorporate a splash of blue. Go with blue-inspired stationery keeping everything else at the wedding subtle and elegant.
17. Blue-inspired backdrop for stunning wedding photos
If nothing else, have a blue-inspired backdrop for stunning photos of your wedding ceremony that you can treasure for the rest of your life.
18. Go blue with wedding fragrance
Add blue wedding fragrance for a more feminine aesthetic. Jo Malone perfume is a popular choice among brides, and whatever fragrance you choose, you ought to smell divine as you walk down the aisle. The Peony and Blush Suede Cologne by Jo Malone is soft and luxurious, perfect for your something blue!
19. Blue cocktail
Choose a Curaçao-based signature wedding cocktail for a brilliant blue sip, such as blue Hawaii or blue Lagoon, for an electrifying something blue.
20. With blue napkins, you can take your reception to the next level
If you don’t want to go overboard, use pops of blue in small, meaningful places. Pale blue napkins, for example, paired with golden or white glassware and orange blooms will make an excellent something blue.
21. Enter in style
Of course, your entrance should leave a lasting impression on your wedding guests. And a vintage powder blue limo will be the sweetest entrance ever.
22. Jazz the sash
Add a powder blue sash to your gown to complete the look. It’s a glamorous way to draw attention to your waist.
23. Something blue garter
For your wedding, wear a “something blue” garter. Made of high-quality materials and beautifully adorned with handcrafted jewels and faux pearls, this garter will serve as a timeless reminder of your wedding.
24. Flower girls in something blue
Let your flower girls flaunt the “something blue” stylishly! Flower girls in white dresses with a light blue sash will look adorable and stylish.
25. Blue wedding gown
If you don’t want to go by the rules but still want to follow tradition, wear a blue wedding gown. Make a statement in an all-over blue wedding gown. Choose a dusty blue or greyish color for your wedding gown.
Summing it up…
These are the top 25 something blue wedding ideas to get you started. Hopefully, these ideas will assist you in selecting the best something blue for your wedding and making it memorable for everyone.
Happy Wedding… ☺ ☺
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