The ‘Something Borrowed, Something Blue’ rhyme has a long history on the wedding scene. It’s an age-old proverb that dates back to Victorian England and, even to this day, has a huge part to play in weddings all over the world. Thought to bring good luck and be the secret to a long, happy marriage, the rhyme can leave brides frantically searching for accessories that fit the bill.
Finding your ‘something blue’ can be a particularly difficult box to tick, but what’s the meaning behind this part of the rhyme? The Knot shares their answer:
“While wearing or carrying ‘something blue’ was also meant to deflect that pesky Evil Eye, the color blue stands for love, purity and fidelity—three key qualities for a solid marriage. The traditional ‘something blue’ was often a blue garter worn beneath the bride’s white dress. But you don’t have to wear ‘something blue’ to ward off wicked spirits…”
Find your something blue right here with our top blue picks for your wedding day.
A bridal charm
For brides not wanting to go for the obvious baby blue garter, this Bridal Charm from Prenoa Jewellery is an excellent way to incorporate your something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new and that lucky sixpence!
Your something borrowed is the freshwater pearl, which has been lovingly borrowed from nature. Your something blue is represented with a shimmering blue glass crystal. Your something new is the new sterling silver pin that can be attached to your garter or bouquet. Whilst the genuine British threepence is your something old. You can also add a British sixpence to your order to put in your shoe for extra luck.
This bridal charm is handmade and super sweet, not to mention the perfect gift for yourself or a bride in your life.
A personalised ring box
If blue isn’t a part of your wider wedding colour scheme, why not ask your groom’s best man to carry your wedding rings in this Personalised Blue Velvet Ring Box by Lisa Angel?
This is a great keepsake and the perfect gift if you’re looking to buy for your bride, groom or another special couple.
A statement shoe
Whether you’re going classic or modern with your wedding gown, finishing off your bridal look with a statement shoe just has to be done. There are some stunning blue wedding shoes out there, from the timeless and minimalist to the fun and stylish.
A vintage hairpiece
Hair accessories offer a great way to add a discreet hint of blue to your bridal look. For vintage brides, these floral hair pins from BrideRyna are the perfect pick.
Handcrafted using Swarovski Opal rhinestones, delicate light blue beads and pretty clay flowers, this vintage-inspired hair accessory can even be mounted on a base of your choice to suit your bridal hairstyle and hair thickness.