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Something Blue

WeddingVeronica Arrieta2 Comments

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. I always thought this was a silly tradition until I read The Knot and learned it's an old English rhyme that brings good luck to a bride on her wedding day. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity.

I'm not going to lie, it was difficult to find my something blue. So I wanted to share a few fun and creative ideas that I came across for my own wedding day. Can you guess which one I did?! :) 

1. Hidden Blue Stitching
Take an old dress shirt of your father’s (or any loved one) and cut out a heart to sew inside your dress. Or have your wedding date or new initials stitched in blue inside your wedding dress. 

2. Blue Lingerie or Garter
I love the blue undies or a blue garter for your something blue. Perhaps it could be fun to make your groom search for that something blue after the wedding festivities are over!

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3. Blue Nails
I love the idea of panting your pigs a shade of blue or having a blue accent nail on your ring finger (you know...just so he doesn't forget which finger to put the ring on!). I love the shades 'Something Blue' by Essie and 'Blu' by Zoya

4. Blue Suede Shoes 
I love the idea of adding a pop of color with your shoes or on the soles of your heels. Not to mention there are so many cute blue shoes to choose from. I especially love these Badgley Mischka peep-toe pumps and these Manolo Blahnik pointy toe pumps

all images via Pinterest