“Something old, something new; something borrowed, something blue;” is what tradition says brides have to adhere to in order to receive good luck. Even as we disregard many superstitions, this seems to be one that has still stuck with us through times. Little tokens that are old, new, borrowed and blue are usually given to brides by loved ones but are not limited to it. In particular, incorporating something blue into the bridal look can be a fun aspect of your wedding and we encourage everyone to do so. Here are some bridal ideas for something blue for brides.
Pairing blue shoes to your wedding dress is a fun and whimsical way to incorporate something blue into your bridal look. They will probably stay hidden until it’s time for you to kick those heels and dance. Until then, it will be your own little secret. Alternatively, you can select shoes with blue soles instead of wearing shoes that are completely blue. Popular shades of blue include royal blue for the bold and Tiffany blue for the romantic.
If you’re going for an edgy, modern bridal look, we suggest painting your nails a dark shade of blue. Conversely, a subtle or pastel shade will suit brides going for the sweet look. If you have already decided on your nails – and they aren’t blue – one way to still be able to feature the nail color is by painting just one of your fingers on each hands like in the picture below. It’s pretty smart!
Less obvious ways of placing the color in your look (because who wouldn’t want to be blessed with good luck?) include having embroidery on your wedding dress in blue thread and sewing blue rhinestones on dress or shoes.
A sentimental way of carrying out this tradition is to sew your initials and/or wedding date onto inner label of the dress in blue thread. It’s a good idea if you plan to keep the dress for generations to come. However, leave the sewing to a professional who knows how to sew onto the dress without it showing on the outside or damaging the dress.
For a completely hidden lucky charm, why not try blue knickers? Instead of sterile white underwear for the wedding night, be adventurous and surprise your spouse-to-be on your wedding night by featuring the color in your underwear.
If you have been given something blue for your wedding, that’s great. If you have not, take this as an opportunity to make your look more memorable, sexy or sentimental by making use of these bridal ideas!
About TK Bridal & Alterations
One of the many bridal stores in Atlanta, GA, TK Bridal and Alterations or TK Designs is dedicated to making your wedding day special. We offer uniquely crafted bridal gowns and other gowns and dresses. We also design custom-made gowns to tailor unique tastes and provide alteration services for when your dress doesn’t fit too well.