We’re all familiar with the bridal tradition of wearing “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue,” but what does it represent?
The Olde English rhyme outlines four good luck charms the bride carries on her the day of the wedding to bring different fortunes. Something Old represents continuity in marriage, something new is for a bright future, something borrowed is sharing in the happiness from another married couple, and last but not least, the blue symbolizes love and fidelity.
For the brides interested in keeping this tradition alive on her wedding day, we came up with 5 cute ways to seamlessly incorporate “Something Blue” into your ensemble.
1. Blue Opal Jewelry
Blue Opal is the perfect modern twist on the expected sapphire bling. We’re seeing the opal trend all over the Internet, so why not be the first to make it a wedding trend?
2. Blue Ribbon Around Your Bouquet
Finishing your bouquet with a blue ribbon is a delicate way to tie in the tradition!
3. Blue Shoes
A fun approach that not only adds a pop of color but also makes for a great wedding photo! We carry these Badgley Mishka beauties at Lotus Bridal!
4. Nail Color
Pick a light blue color that will look great with your white dress!
5. Blue Garter
Keep your something blue a secret until the Garter Toss, or even until the wedding night 😉 This item is available for sale at Lotus Bridal
Hayley Paige is one of the youngest fashion designers in the bridal industry. So it’s no wonder why her wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses are a mega hit with millennial brides-to-be. So when Paige saw an obvious need in the market, she blessed us with “Holy Matromoji”.
Holy Matromojis are fun, sexy, and a perfect way to liven up your bridal squad group chat. They include hilarious gifs and adorable images. Whether you’re feeling carefree or a little like a bridezilla, there’s a Matromoji to suit your mood. Here are a few of our favorites for you to see for yourself. If you don’t know about Matromojis, NOW YA KNOW! Get from the app store today!
#Hashtagging is the latest trend in wedding planning. Not only does it allow you to track pictures your guests took of the big day, it also makes your wedding that much more memorable! But how do you pick the best hashtag for you and your fiance? And how do you get people to actually use it? We asked our brides some of their tips to help you find your perfect #WeddingHashtag!
-Start with your names. Use your first, last and nicknames as a starting point. You can do a mashup like the celebs do (remember Bradgalina? RIP)
-Consider the theme of your wedding. Are you doing a destination wedding in Hawaii? #Aloha(Groom’sName) is a cute and topical hashtag all of your guests will want to use
-Get Punny! Rhymes, alliterations, and synonyms are key to making a clever wedding hashtag
Once you’ve picked your hashtag you can move on to how to brand your hashtag so your guests know to use it! If you decide early enough, you can include the hashtag on your save-the-dates and invitations. They can be used leading up to your wedding by incorporating them in events such as your bridal shower, engagement party and rehearsal dinner. This way people are already aware it. On the day of, have signs throughout the wedding to remind people to use it (i.e by the photobooth, in the cocktail room, etc.)
What’s the best hashtag you’ve seen at a wedding? Comment Below!
New York Mag’s Wedding Event outdid themselves this year. The new location, 180 Maiden Lane, had an indoor park which included a green lawn where attendees could relax and enjoy the band. On the lawn, there were tons of yummy treats including macaroons, cake bites and ice cream. The ice cream was provided by 10Below, who actually made their product ON THE SPOT! They poured fresh cream on to a cold slab as you watched the cream freeze! It was so good that we got two! There were other amazing vendors including MilkBar, SharingBox, Beautini, and even dessert superstar Ron Ben-Isreal Cakes!
We were joined by a few of our favorite designers including Badgley Mishka and The Dessy Group. Badgley Misha had out their fabulous bridal shoes that we carry in store at both of our locations. The Dessy Group had out their new bridesmaids dresses that we know from experience bride’s absolutely love.
Overall, it was a great day filled with networking, snacking, and meeting new brides. We are already looking forward to next year!!
Lotus Bridal will be a featured vendor at this year’s New York Weddings Event. This annual bridal expo extravaganza is hosted by New York Magazine. It brings together the best wedding services in NYC all under one roof to help all brides-to-be plan their big day!
Lotus Bridal has participated in this event in the past and it is always a blast! This year, New York Weddings Event will take place at 180 Maiden Lane. The modern venue is located on the East River and features green spaces such as an indoor park!
This year we have lots of fun surprises planned for the attendees to enjoy. In addition to our booth their will be cake and cocktails! YAY! So bring your bestie, your bride tribe or your bae for a great night out. Get your tickets at weddings.nymag.com
New York Weddings Event
Tuesday March 28th
180 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038