If you are a bride-to-be, odds are good you have come across this Victorian rhyme from the 1800s: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.” This refers to the five things a bride is “supposed” to have on her wedding day in order to ensure a long, successful marriage. Why something blue specifically? The color blue was believed to represent fidelity and the purity of love. Way back when, it was also worn to “baffle the evil eye,” as that eye was believed to bring bad luck to the person at whom it gazed.
Superstitious brides and those who enjoy honoring the age-old tradition tend to heed the rhyme, although many still want to make sure the items they choose feel modern and unique. Regardless of whether you want your something blue to reflect your devotion to your partner or you figure it can’t hurt to ward off some ancient envious spirits, you’re going to want to settle on a something blue that you love.
There are no hard and fast rules about what your something blue ought to be. The sky’s the limit! Just in case you’re in need of some inspiration, here are some of the best something blue accessories to consider for your big day:
With so many types of flowers out there, you can definitely find the bloom that makes you swoon. Want something deep and moody? Go with poppy-like blue anemones. Prefer something graceful and elegant? Consider delphinium flowers. Want classic romance with a twist? Blue roses may be just what you’re looking for. You could hold an entirely blue bouquet or simply place a blue blossom here and there.
Kick up your heels or wear some sleek flats. A fun blue shoe you love not only helps you stand up straighter, it also stands out in those wedding photos as a fun splash of color at the hem of your white dress. Consider a vibrant sapphire hue to really make your blue pop.
Blondes, brunettes, and redheads alike all look great with a touch of blue in their hair. With so many hair accessory options, there is bound to be something that suits you.
For those styling their hair into elegant updos, a glittering headpiece with hints of deep blue can further elevate the look.
Looking for something a little funky and unexpected? Try these gold and turquoise beetle bobby pins. These are especially well-suited to brides who are having woodland weddings and want an extra touch of wild nature.
Love the iridescent sheen of opal? Consider this magical hair comb, fit for a mermaid with its pearls and shimmering blue hues.
For a classic bridal look, try drop earrings. Glittering cubic zirconia with sapphire-colored stones can easily add that special blue sparkle to your style.
Whether you go turquoise or azure, sapphire or cerulean, with so many accessory possibilities, you are sure to find something blue to bring good luck to your big day.