Top 5 unique ideas for your Something Blue

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Sixpence in Your Shoe. You may be familiar with these words, although you may be lost as to why they’ve become a bridal tradition. Originally from an Old English rhyme, these tokens are items of love that close family and friends will gift you, the bride, right before your wedding. These items may have also been given to you on your hen do, or if you find a unique and more fitting alternative, you can also gift them to yourself as well.

Whilst many couples are often gifted something blue, traditions are changing, with many choosing their own. We at wedding car hire have years of experience within the wedding industry so have experienced/seen numerous unique and original wedding ideas from couples. Many are now trying to incorporate this tradition in different ways, and so we’ve put together a list of some of the most unique “Something Blue” ideas we have seen so far on our wedding travels.

Blue wedding cake

Traditionally white, many couples are opting for more colourful and unique styles of wedding cake. To incorporate colour and a hint of tradition, some are using it as their “something blue”. You can do this in numerous ways, some choose to have all of the icing in blue, and some choose to decorate the white icing with blue accessories. These accessories can be blue flowers, ribbons, fake birds, whatever you fancy.

Wedding favours

Your wedding favours are a way of saying thank you to your guests; a small token of just how much you appreciate them for sharing your special day. Some couples are now gifting their wedding favours in a blue bag. This doesn’t have to be expensive either, you can simply purchase a cotton canvas bag and hand-dye it yourself. This is a unique and simple way of incorporating “something blue” into your wedding.

A Meaningful Bouquet

Some brides invest in some cloth, or a blue handkerchief as their “something blue”. They then wrap this around the bottom of their flower bouquet in order to hold them all together. Some grandmothers gift one of their old blue handkerchiefs for this as well, which poses as “something old” and “something blue”.

Blue Jewellery

Some brides incorporate blue into their wedding day by simply wearing some blue jewellery. This doesn’t mean that the whole piece has to be blue, maybe just a diamond or part of a clasp.


Why not consider hiring a blue wedding car for your transport? This means that the bride and the groom can both enjoy the “something blue”, instead of the norm which is just the bride.

Hire your wedding car from us at Wedding Car Hire. Have a browse of our website and contact us today for a free quote! We promise we will cater to your transport preferences, and incorporate your “something blue” in whichever way we can.

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