By Marsha Koller
Traditionally you are to wear your ‘Something Blue’ as you walk down the aisle – and I think you still should to bring that sense of tradition to your wedding. However, it is completely in style to bring your touch of blue out of the church and color your reception with it as well. Brides have embraced the ‘Something Blue’ as a theme and feature it in their reception décor and festivities.
Your Reception Can Shout ‘Something Blue’
A ‘Something Blue’ reception theme can be a real ‘WOW’. Incorporating blue in florals, linens, favors and lighting is smart and so stylish. On trend are Tiffany Blue themes as well. One of the very few true blue flowers is the blue Hydrangea, and paired with white – well you just can’t get more beautiful or more bridal. Bring the theme home by adding smaller vignettes of ‘Something Old’ (like old family photos or wedding gowns) and ‘Something Borrowed’ representing memories from friends & family. Add a sign for ‘Something New’ at your gift table and there you go.
Groom’s Cake Blues
Don’t forget the guys! Take the opportunity to tie in something he loves in the groom’s cake if it is blue. A Star Wars fan would love R2 in cake form, a Dr. Who fan must have a Tardis cake, or a water sports guy can have waves of blue icing. This is a place to have some fun with the hue of blue.
Candy Bars Can Be Blue, Too
The sweet trend of having a candy bar for your reception guests is a clever place to incorporate ‘Something Blue’. Add a sign to tie in the theme like “Something Old. Something New. Something Sweet in Something Blue”. There are not as many blue candies as some colors, but you can order custom colored M&M’s in a wide array of blue colors, and add in whites as well.
Say ‘Something Blue’ with Your Favors
You can incorporate this theme into your favors, which will make a blue splash as part of your table décor. Be sure to tie the ‘Something Blue’ in with a tie on tag with a phrase like “Something Blue to Share with You”.
Your guests will be not be a bit blue with these thoughtful ways to bring ‘Something Blue’ to your reception, too.