Why Do Brides Wear Something Blue?

Perhaps you have heard the saying recited to a bride who is planning her wardrobe for her big day, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.”

I am frequently asked, “Why do brides wear something blue?”

This tradition comes from ancient Israel where brides wore a blue ribbon on their clothing to signify their fidelity, love, and modesty.

Also, the color blue is associated with the innocence and purity of the Virgin Mary.

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