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What is the significance of blue in weddings

What is the significance of blue in weddings - Maids to Measure

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The choice of colour at a wedding can hold a deeper meaning beyond just the visual appeal. The result is that a wedding colour palette is often representative of the bond between the bride and groom, as well as the relationships. This post examines of the most popular wedding colours and how it ties into common themes, as well as how it can interact with bridesmaid dresses and the wedding venue. 

Significance of the colour blue in weddings 

Blue bridesmaid dresses blue decorations, and other features of blue in the colour scheme of a wedding can invoke certain meanings and emotions. This applies to any colour choice, although for blue it can symbolise: 

  • Wisdom.
  • Peace. 
  • Compassion. 
  • Patience. 
  • Integrity. 
  • Youth. 
  • Healing and health. 

Of course, the most well-known significance of the colour blue comes from the rhyme ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue’. This reportedly first appeared in a Lancashire newspaper printed in 1876, which stated that these items were worn by a bride as part of an ‘ancient custom’. Many people still choose to pay tribute to this customary use of the colour blue today. 

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Types of blue bridesmaid dresses 

Of course, there isn’t just one shade of blue to choose from once you’ve settled on blue as the colour for your bridesmaid dress. There are a wide range of blue bridesmaid dresses, each of which might interact differently with the style of the dress or aspects of the wedding event. The most popular types of blue bridesmaid dresses we see are: 

Choosing the perfect bridesmaid dresses involves more than just selecting a colour and style. It is a thoughtful process that takes into account the individuality of each bridesmaid, creating a cohesive look while celebrating their unique personalities. By considering factors such as skin tone, body shape, and personal style, you can ensure that each bridesmaid feels comfortable and radiant on the big day. Read ‘How to dress an hourglass figure’ for insights on bridesmaid dress styles. 

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Choosing the right colour for weddings 

When choosing what to wear to a wedding, whether you’re a bridesmaid or a wedding guest, it’s crucial to consider how your colour choice fits within the bride’s vision. The Maids to Measure team is happy to welcome bridal parties to our Chelsea studio. Sit down with our experienced stylists to chat about what themes and feelings you want to achieve through the choice of colour. It’s our aim to help bring together all elements of your ideal look, taking into account the style, comfort, and possible accessories that would work. Contact us if you have any questions at all. 


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