Wedding Traditions (#4)

The tradition of "Something Blue" isn't just there to conveniently complete the rhyme. In Victorian times and all the way back to Rome, blue (not white) was a symbol of purity, as well as love, loyalty and fidelity.

I created a board on Pinterest with all sorts of "Something Blue" ideas for you to check out... but first, can you spot Kari's bit of blue in the photo? If you look closely, you'll see a little tiny dot of blue on the top right of the back of her dress. It's a tiny whale!

Adding a bit of blue to your wedding can be as simple as a blue garter or as creative and personalized as you want to get. If you want to do the tradition, but blue totally clashes with your wedding colors, how about these? 

PS. Did you know there's a last line to the poem? The full poem goes "Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and A Sixpence in your Shoe". The sixpence (or penny in the U.S.) was a symbol of future prosperity.

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  1. I wore my mom's garter, which was blue, and I tied my college class ring to my bouquet, which had a blue stone. Love these posts about the "something" traditions!

    1. Thanks Kate! Love the combining of things, having something that's your mom's and blue! Also great idea with the college ring, I haven't seen that before, that's a great way to incorporate something personal.