Most brides have heard the wedding rhyme “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” but not all brides know why it’s tradition. The rhyme is from English origin and the “four somethings” are good luck – typically tokens of love that your mother, sister and other relatives give you. “Something old” represents continuity; “something new” offers optimism for the future; “something borrowed” symbolizes borrowed happiness; “something blue” represents purity, love and fidelity.

The first three “four somethings” tend to be easier to gather. However, it’s fairly common for brides to struggle coming up with a way to find something blue – especially if blue isn’t one of her colors. Here are my six favorite ways to sneak in that “something blue”:

1. Embroidery.

I love the idea of having your wedding date embroidered on the hem of your dress.

Embroidery Image - source: http://emmalinebride.com/creative-ideas/something-blue-hem/
Source: Emmaline Bride

2. A family heirloom.

You can attach this to your bouquet, inside your dress, string in on a necklace, etc. This could also count for “something borrowed” or “something old.”

Source: Favorite Wedding Tradition: An Unexpected Something Blue!

3. Fabulous shoes!

This way it doesn’t matter if blue isn’t one of your colors – because no one will know. It’s also a great way to add a splash of (secret) color.

Source: Style Me Pretty

4. Lingerie.


Source: At First Blush & Co. Events

5. A fun garter.

I especially love this one. Etsy has an endless amount of garters to choose from, most of which are very affordable.

Source: Etsy Store - lolainlace

6. Nail polish.

If any of you are like me, you’re a sucker for a great nail color. I like this color, but my favorite has to be Bikini So Teeny by Essie.

Source: Image

Hope these ideas helped! Tune in next week for my top favorite wedding color combinations.

- Whitney