You know the good luck saying:
and a silver sixpence in her shoe.
The Knot says:
The tradition of a bride wearing "something old, something new, something borrowed,something blue," comes from an Old English rhyme. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity.
And today we'll just focus on blue. Why? Because color is far more fascinating than superstitions about fertility and purity. *zero warning feminist bomb and moving on* I won't even get into why well-wishes for someone's marital fidelity is intensely strange.
So! While the "something blue" had been symbolic of providing fidelity, purity, and love, I propose a new definition. Perhaps our "something blue" could come to represent an ultra-rare kind of love. As rare as blue in nature iteself, and as beautiful.
Let's nerd together, shall we? Then tell me in the comments - how will YOU use blue?