My grandmother always mentioned that the bride must wear something blue on the wedding. This has become a tradition and nowadays we see this color in different things at the weddings. I was actually surprised when I saw a blue wedding dress, probably because we are used to see blue in other things like the flowers, the favors and the set up, to mention some.
Do we really know where is this tradition coming from?
I have read that it comes from a poem back to the Victorian Age “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a lucky sixpence for her shoe”..
I personally have not seen in Mexico that brides wear a sixpence in the shoe, but definitely something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue are always present.
“Something old” for the continuity with the Bride’s family and past. “Something new” represents optimism and hope. “Something borrowed” is supposed to be obtained through a happily married relative or friend, whose good fortune in marriage hopefully will carry over to the Bride. “Something blue” would represent love, fidelity, modesty and purity is also associated with this color.
I found out that before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for Wedding gowns, it is said “Marry in blue, lover be true”. Would you wear a blue dress?
In these days, white is not the only color in weddings, however it is tradition, but if you are looking for something blue, you have many options to choose from. I am sure we all would like to wear something from our mothers or grandmas and that way we have something borrowed and something blue at the same time. What are you considering to wear? We would like to know, please share!
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