Get creative with these (lightly NSFW) "something blue" options #Stuff we love#affiliate#something blue August 11 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This post features offbeat affiliates, meaning that if you buy something featured, you'll be financially supporting this site's mission of bringing awesomeness to readers everywhere. These ridiculous shoes were my "something blue." (Photo by Wild About You Photography) Who here is doing the whole "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" thing? I did… but by happy accident. My old was jewelry, my new was…. everything I was wearing, something borrowed was nail polish, and my "something blue" just happened to be my shoes (pictured above, in all their plexiglass and way too high-up glory). I was recently at a wedding where the bride had everything but the blue — she just couldn't figure out what that was going to be. So let's figure it out now! Here are some options for your something blue… A "Keep your shit together handkerchief embroidered in blue by HookandHoop Wedding handkerchiefs for ugly crying, tears of joy, and hot messes You know what I never thought about wanting but desperately wished I had during my wedding ceremony... a wedding handkerchief! I could have used it, I could have let my… Read More Go turquoise blue with this sparkly druzy earrings by SugarSidewalk Blue Bridal Lace Bolero by HandmadeLaremi Or this blue swan scarf by Shovava. (You know how we love us some feather scarves) Feather scarves that will give you the most EPIC photo ops Becky rocked a feather scarf at her Iceland wedding that slayed us. Then we found Shovava's feather scarves and animal print shawls and knew it was meant to be. We… Read More Get your something blue temporary tattooed on you with these blue temporary tattoos You can even get blue temporary tattoos for your nails! One or several of these thin beaded bracelets by ToccoDiLustro No one's even gotta know about your something blue, unless you want 'em too! What would you embroider on these monogrammed bridal panties? Or monogrammed bridal boxers from WeaselandStoatLtd This "something blue" garter flask is so completely impractical, but it cracked me the fuck up. But really, you should just get yourself a plain 'ol blue hip flask. 32 geeky, chic, and kick-ass wedding party flasks for all your boozing needs In need of some geeky or chic wedding party flasks for bridesmaid and groomsman gifts or wedding celebration libations? Maybe you just want to snag a few of these for… Read More Or drink out of these sapphire blue crystal toasting flutes. Or have a personalized blue label by extraspecialtouch sewn into your dress, tie, or wrap! What is your "something blue" touch? Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz Megan is the LA-based Offbeat Empire editor. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meggyfin @treatsandgeeksLA @meggyfin PREVIOUS This dark avant garde wedding has the black wedding dress of your dreams NEXT A bad-ass and super chic Las Vegas elopement Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] My "something blue" was accidental, because it was my hair. It's the only one out of that rhyme that I don't personally "get". I know the symbolism, but only because I was curious and looked it up; whereas old, borrowed and new are fairly obvious symbols and make sense to me, and the same even goes for the symbolism behind the "and a silver sixpence in her shoe" line that most people leave out. But "something blue" doesn't really resonate or have any meaning for me. (I was actually sort of annoyed when I realised it'd crept in anyway, but unnaturally-coloured hair is awesome so it was worth it.) That said, I love those shoes! They're so sea-foamy! I wouldn't be able to wear something that high, but I bet you felt you were literally walking on water in them 😛 And I can see why you cracked up at that garter flask, it looks so uncomfortable – like it would be painfully banging against your knee the whole time. But if it wasn't for that it'd be a cool, sneaky idea 😀 1 agrees Reply Omg, "felt like I was walking on water" would be an accurate description in that… it was IMPOSSIBLE to walk in them on the grass! 😉 I changed out of them after the ceremony. But they look amazing in photos!!! 1 agrees Reply My something blue is my dress. I special ordered it to have blue hues! (I'm a cinderella freak! Had to be cinderella on my wedding day!) it's the other things I'm stuck on! Loved the different ideas tho! 1 agrees Reply My blue was my dress and Jewelry too. I think it refers to the fact that certainly in the UK in medieval times wedding dresses were blue and implied purity that white implies today. because it was easier to dye something blue back then. However, Wikepedia says Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe. The old item provided protection for the baby to come. The item borrowed from another happy bride provided good luck. The colour blue was a sign of fidelity. The sixpence — a silver British coin — was a symbol of prosperity or acted as a ward against evil done by frustrated suitors. The superstition is known since 1883 when it was attributed to the county of Lancashire. Old was half my jewellry, and also my mum's garter, which was also borrowed. new was Dress, shoes, earrings, underwear, blue was dress, shoes. 1 agrees Reply Someone's gotta go for these: https://www.mastershoe.co.uk/irregular-choice-womens-cinderella-call-me-cinders-shoes-blue Reply My something blue and something old are easy – none of my grandparents are around and I want to have them each represented so I'm wearing one grandmother's wedding gown (to be fair I told her I wanted to wear it when I was 6 cause its gorgeous) and from my other grandmother I inherited a brooch that has a little aquamarine in the center so that counts as both old and blue. (I have both of my grandfathers' dog tags from WWII that I will be tying into my bouquet to keep them close). But the something new and something borrowed are much more tricky. Reply That sounds really lovely and meaningful. Wouldn't your bouquet count as something new? Or perhaps shoes, or something in your hair? I would have thought "something new" was the easiest thing to find! 1 agrees Reply Oooo Thanks! I never thought about counting the bouquet itself since it gets handed off and then used as table decor later, but that is such a great idea! Reply My husband provided my something blue by getting me a blue diamond engagement ring. I didn't mean to do that tradition but it just sort of fell into place so I went with it. The other parts were my great-grandmother's pearls which were both old and borrowed from my mother, and the new was my dress. Reply My something blue was a beautiful gold belly ring with the most adorable powder blue bow charm dangling from it. I bought it off of Etsy (sorry, can't remember the name of the seller!). Sadly, the bow fell off during the honeymoon. 🙁 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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