How to Incorporate that Something Blue into Your Wedding
Everyone knows the classic wedding day rhyme “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Sixpence in her shoe”, and most brides still continue this tradition today. In this article, we will look at some creative ways to include something blue into your wedding for a modern twist on a classic tradition
What is the Meaning Of the Traditional Poem?
All of the things a bride is supposed to gather for her big day are symbols and tokens that are meant to bring luck to the new couple.
Something Old– Symbolizes the bride and her family and traditions.
Something New – Is meant to represent the new life ahead for you and your partner
Something Borrowed – Traditionally this was to be borrowed from another married person, with the idea that the new bride would borrow luck
Something Blue– The colour blue stands for love and fidelity, and incorporating something blue shows your commitment to your partner
Sixpence in Her Shoe– This is for good financial fortune
Unique Ways to Add Blue
Adding blue in your make up is an interesting way to incorporate the colour into your wedding. You could opt for blue eyeliner for a bold modern look. If you prefer a more traditional makeup for your face, you could opt for blue nail polish for you and your bridesmaids.
You could base the theme of your wedding reception on the colour blue, which would be a bold way to modernize the tradition. This could include anything from the table settings, lights, ribbons, and party favours. You could also hand out blue confetti to your guest for a festive way to add blue!
Your shoes could be an interesting way to add blue as well. A lot of high-end shoe designers have started a wedding line of shoes that include a blue option. If you are looking for a more expensive shoe, try to pick a colour of blue that you would wear again, as that way it has more long-term value for you.
Alternatively, you could paint the bottoms of your shoes blue. There are a lot of tutorials for this available, but the most common method is to use nail polish on the soles.
There are so many jewellery options available, so using that as a way to add blue to your wedding day might be a fun way to go. From sapphire earrings to necklaces, you can add some blue and some style with the right piece of jewellery.
You could also look into hair accessories such as clips and accents. You may even be able to find a vintage comb or fascinator for your hair, which would take care of something old and something blue!
From your wedding reception to your hairstyle, there are many areas you can creatively add blue to your wedding. Just be sure to keep it uniquely you, and have fun with it!