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Ideas for Something Blue and Something Borrowed for Your Wedding

Written By Samantha ritchie 27 Nov 2020
Ideas for Something Blue and Something Borrowed for Your Wedding

Hey bride,

Are you at a loss for what to do for "something blue" and "something borrowed"? I hear this all the time! I'm so excited to share a blog post full of ideas to inspire this fun tradition for your wedding!

"Something Blue"

As a florist, the most common thing I hear is that brides would love to add a little something blue in their bouquet or ribbon around the stems. Dusty blue is especially popular and can be easily added to many different color schemes! The most popular flowers with a blue hue that I love to work with are: delphinium, blue thistle, blue hydrangea, and blue privet berries.

You can't go wrong with adding a pop of color with some blue shoes underneath your gorgeous wedding dress! We've seen everything from turquoise cowboy boots, to light blue pumps, to royal blue sneakers, to teal sandals... The options are endless but a fun pair of shoes can really add some personality to your wedding vibe and be the perfect way to tie in "something blue".

If you already have a pair of shoes planned, maybe a better fit for you would be adding another accessory of some sort. You could tie in a small amount of blue with a ring, bracelet, earrings, necklace, or hair accessory! Check out these gorgeous updos with blue barrettes, clips, hair combs, and more on Pinterest.

It's also very common these days to just pin or sew something blue to the inside of your dress! This is especially a great option if blue doesn't fit with your color scheme at all or if you don't want anything blue to be visible.

Also, what about adding a very faint detail of blue to your wedding nails?! It could be as simple as using a very faint, pale shade of blue to keep them feminine and classic, or, you could do your regular, natural manicure that many brides tend to go for and add a tiny blue heart on your ring finger! How cute would that be?! Check out some ideas linked on Pinterest.

"Something Borrowed"

Originally, the "something borrowed" tradition was created to have brides find something borrowed from another woman who had a long and happy marriage. By borrowing an item from a happy married woman, essentially it meant that you could borrow some of their happiness for your wedding in hopes that it would stay throughout your marriage! Like many traditions, they change and evolve over the years! Nowadays, your "something borrowed" can be anything you dream of!

Many of my brides have brought charms or broaches to add to their bouquets! Check out this gorgeous addition to Rachel's bouquet:

This was her "something borrowed"! She added her friend's bracelet around the bottom of the bouquet because she couldn't be there on their special day. Check out the full blog post on Rachel and Wes' gorgeous wedding HERE!

Other "something borrowed" ideas include a first dance song, a part of your mother or mother in law's wedding dress, your cake recipe, veil, jewelry, Bible verses/readings that others have used on their wedding day, and more. It doesn't always have to be a physical item. Don't be afraid to think outside the box and do something no one else has done before! The list could go on and on, but we hope some of our ideas give you a little inspiration!

Don't let "something blue" and "something borrowed" stress you out during your wedding day. If you choose to adopt old traditions, just make it fun! If you don't have something meaningful that comes to mind, there's no rulebook that says you have to do it anyway! Your wedding day is YOURS... Do what makes you happy, bride!