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Something BlueHappy alternatives to the blue garter

For the bride who dares even without the classic garter

Carolina Herrera stages her bride in blue veil
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To marry, we have the wedding custom "something blue" times relaxed. Voila: the most casual alternatives to Something Blue (to which you can also say "yes" by the way).

"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a lucky six-pence in your shoe." (In English: "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a lucky penny in the shoe.") - The custom originating from England is also a tradition in this country. For Something Blue, the bride usually chooses a garter, but it works differently! Designer Carolina Herrera styled her bride with a tulle en bleu, a delicate silk belt in the same tone and a bridal bouquet of grape hyacinths. Enchanting and a nice alternative to the classic!

Everything else in white, cream or delicate pastel shades goes well with blue in the veil, on shoes or any other accessory. Our tip: Do not shop (only) in bridal wear shops, but also in trend stores - there you are guaranteed to find bags and shoes that are not so classically conservative.

If you still like something romantic on this special day: delicate lingerie, a small heart necklace or a cute hat are pretty contrasts in blue - and thus the icing on the cake for the look.

Where does the custom with the blue garter come from ?

As a counterpart to bridal bouquet throwing, there is the custom that the groom throws the garter of his wives in the crowd of bachelors. Of course, he has to remove this from his wife only in front of everyone. And whoever catches it, is the next lucky guy. Alternatively, the garter is auctioned among the guests. The color blue stands for loyalty.

In the gallery you will find the prettiest counterparts to the blue garter ...

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