It’s a phrase we’ve all heard many times before, but why do we follow it?
The phrase comes from an Old English Folklore originating in 1898 and has since taken on many different variations and versions. The most common version that we hear in today’s wedding world is “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” with each of the factors symbolizing something specific.
Old – tradition & continuity
New – optimism for the future
Borrowed – shared happiness
Blue – love & fidelity
Today, brides often use family heirlooms and other special objects and tokens that she collects from family and friends for the big day. Not to be treated as a superstition, the old poem is merely a fun way to wish good luck to your wedding!
There’s a variety of different ways to incorporate blues into your wedding! Here are a few of our favorite ideas:
Soft Baby Blue Nails
Secret Messages in Blue Ink
Sapphire Bridesmaids Dresses
Subtle Blue Bouquet!
What “something blue” will you use in your wedding?