As every bride knows, you are supposed to carry “Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” on her wedding day for good luck. The old, new, and borrowed parts are usually pretty easy to come by, but finding the lucky blue item can take a bit more thought. These are some creative ideas for the bride’s something blue.
Your wedding shoes can be another place to get your something blue. This works especially well for brides who are planning to wear strappy sandals, because it is only a touch of blue. Brides who are wearing ballgowns will find that their shoes barely show under their full skirts anyway, so it is fine to choose a fun shoe. The best part about wearing blue shoes is that you will be able to use them again after the wedding, unlike some of the more traditional white bridal styles.
You cannot go wrong with blue decorations for your reception. Table cloths look very pretty in blue, and it is also a color that will not feel overwhelming in a large quantity. The one thing that is hard to come by is blue flowers. At certain times of the year, you can get the blue hydrangeas for which Nantucket is famous, but they can be every expensive. Besides, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
If you have chosen blue linens, you can choose a flower in an accent color instead of trying to get blue flowers. White is always pretty for a fresh look with any shade of blue. Pastel blue would look very nice combined with any other pastel flowers, such as pale pink or lavender. For a bright pop of color, pair red flowers with a Tiffany blue color scheme. Just be careful when combining red and navy, as it can end up looking more like a party for the Fourth of July than a wedding.
One of the most typical “something borrowed” items is jewelry. And while there can be real sentimental meaning behind wearing a piece of jewelry belonging to your mother on your wedding day. Also consider borrowing something which you can wear in a fresh way. Your grandmother’s rhinestone brooch might look smashing pinned to the waist of your wedding gown. No place for it on your dress? Then pin your “something” borrowed to the ribbon which wraps up your wedding bouquet.
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