Blue may very well be the world’s most loved hue. It’s also a symbol of love, purity, and fidelity in the Old English wedding rhyme, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence for her shoe.” The phrase dates back to 19th century Lancashire in northwest England and refers to the five things a bride should wear on her wedding day in order to bring prosperity to her marriage and protect her future offspring. With Pantone’s announcement of Classic Blue as the color of 2020, brides may be emboldened to step up the role blue plays in their weddings this year. Pantone says, “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” Classic Blue may very well be a match made in heaven for brides.

Out of the Blue

Typically, family and friends give brides small tokens representing the elements of the rhyme. Brides have long integrated blue accessories such as earrings, necklaces, purses, or shoes into their wedding attire. Some even hidden blue embroidery or meaningful fabric swatches inside dresses. Many choose blue as their wedding color, especially for beach or destination weddings. But brides wanting to rethink tradition are seeing blue when it comes to their gowns. Once relegated to the wedding party, colored dresses are now becoming more and more popular, from those with just a hint of color to ones accented with patterning, lace or embroidery to fully Kodachrome.

Blue Ribbon Service

Oceanside Cleaners’ blue ribbon, award-winning service guarantees exquisite care before and after your big day. We offer expert tailoring and alterations, pre-wedding pressing and finishing, and concierge venue delivery, so you won’t go blue in the face over logistics and minor details. Our post-wedding pick up, cleaning and preservation services enable you to focus on clear blue skies rather than chores. Because at Oceanside Cleaners, we’re true blue.