Ever want to wonder where the “something blue” comes from? This question plagues me when I wake up at three in the morning and can’t get back to sleep. Not really. However I’m a curious person so I’ll share my findings!
The tradition of a bride having “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” comes from an Old English rhyme. Something old represents continuity. Something new symbolizes optimism for the future and the meaning of something borrowed is “borrowed happiness”. The something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity.
Per the poem, the bride must collect the objects either herself or from friends or family. These are her good luck pieces and are often family heirlooms handed down through the generations to be worn on her wedding day.
A lot of ceremony traditions are less important than they used to be. The something blue has waned but it’s a fun tradition to really bring your personal touch to. Some bride will choose blue shoes. Some brides use blue as their accent color and build it into every aspect of their wedding.
Blue is also the color of LOVE! I personally think a sparkly blue ring is the way to go. Wear a beautiful sapphire ring on your wedding day to symbolize the deep purity of your love. There are many gorgeous shades of blue and if not a ring, consider a set of earrings or a bracelet – even an anklet!
While traditions may not be important to you for your wedding, it’s still fun to incorporate a fun punch of color where you can and what better color than “blue”?