Keeping Tradition Alive Part 3: Something Borrowed and Something Blue

Hello Lovely People,

We are on to our final part of this blog series, and we saved the best for last! Wearing something borrowed and blue on your wedding are the two most well-known parts of this age-old rhyme. Here are a few ideas we have put together so you can seamlessly incorporate both. Don’t forget that you can overlap many of these ideas to be combined with something old or something new!

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Something Borrowed: Accessories

Need some more ideas for your something borrowed? We have compiled some of our favorites below.


One heartwarming idea is to borrow a treasured rosary from a parent or grandparent if you are having a Catholic or Christian wedding!

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Nothing says timeless better than a borrowed watch from a mentor in your life, whether that be a relative or not.

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Earrings can be something new, old, or borrowed from someone special in your life to carry a piece of them with you down the aisle.

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Something Borrowed: Attire


A sweet gesture for your walk down the aisle could include a borrowed bowtie or tie from a relative or close friend.

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There is no better version of a nod to tradition than borrowing a veil from a previous wedding to share the happiness on your day.

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As we mentioned in part one, a borrowed garter from a bride who now has children can symbolize passing along her fertility to you! So include this little garment to ensure some good luck down the road.

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Something Blue: Accessories

Including something blue is one of our favorite parts of this rhyme. You can have so much fun with unique, blue ideas! Here are some of ours:


You can include a little bit of blue in your beautiful bouquet that you carry with you as you walk down the aisle.

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If it goes with your wedding look, incorporate some blue earrings to add a little extra sparkle.

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Shoe Decal

We love this creative idea of adding a pop of blue to the underside of your shoe!

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Something Blue: Attire


Your walk down the aisle won’t be blue, but your socks sure can be!

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If you want your toes to pop, you can include some blue heels to tie into the rhyme!

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A handkerchief with blue embroidery and a sweet (or funny) message is another one of our favorite, unique blue ideas.

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Extra Credit: A Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe

If you want some extra good luck for your future marriage, you could include the typically overlooked part of the rhyme that mentions a silver sixpence in her shoe. We have seen a couple of creative ideas for those superstitious couples, but this one has to be our favorite of all time.

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These past three weeks we have discussed what the rhyme is and what it means, as well as providing some creative ideas for what you can do for each part. Don’t forget that you can always combine the ideas to have something blue, old, and borrowed, or any combination of the sort! With these creative ideas, we know you can’t go wrong! We wish you all of our luck in your future marriage!

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