You’re probably familiar with the tradition of wearing something old, new, borrowed, and blue on your wedding day. While new, old, and borrowed are fairly simple to achieve, sometimes brides need inspiration for their something blue. Many brides today are also looking to find a creative, more modern way to incorporate something blue into their wedding attire. Below are some of our favorite, unique, something blue ideas for your wedding day.
Sashes are always a fun way to add a pop of color to your wedding attire. When you accessorize your gown with a blue sash, you can go for a bold blue, or for a more subtle add some blue beading or embroidery to your wedding gown for a small pop of blue.
Adding a few blue flowers to your bouquet or even having a completely blue bouquet can add a fun twist on tradition. Alternatively, you can wrap the stems in a blue satin ribbon, or add blue flowers to your centerpieces or wedding arch.
Jewelry is a great way to add a pop of blue to your wedding attire. Try a pair of studs or drop earrings made with some stunning blue sapphire or aquamarine stones. Rings, necklaces, bracelets, or even an anklet are other great ways to add some blue to your attire in a very understated and elegant way.
Shoes are a great way to add blue to your wedding day attire without drawing a lot of attention to it. Get a pair of flirty heels with just a dash of blue, or get a bold pair of bright blue shoes for a vibrant pop of color.
A blue garter is a subtle and classic way to add some blue to your attire as a special surprise to your new spouse later. Choose a soft or pale blue with some lace and delicate beading for a chic look.
Skip the traditional french manicure or even the pink or nude hues and glam up your bridal nails with a light blue shade. You can accent the blue with a pop of silver or even some white accents.
A clutch or purse is another perfect accent piece for your wedding day. Store all of your wedding day-of essentials in a fun, blue clutch. If you’re having a formal wedding a dark navy blue is ideal, while a pale blue is perfect for daytime or more casual weddings.
Similar to the garter idea, you can have your “something blue” for your new spouse’s eyes only by choosing to wear blue lingerie. Choose a lingerie set or bodysuit in a sultry dark blue. Or get a white set with blue accents like such as bead words, bows, or blue straps.
For another fun, unconventional look, choose a veil made with light blue lace or tulle fabric, or even an ombre look. A colored veil will give your wedding attire a whimsical, yet slightly edgy look.
If you’re really feeling daring, instead of opting for a small accessory, make a bold statement by wearing a blue wedding gown. It doesn’t have to be a bright blue (though it can if you want it to be!), rather a dusty blue or silvery-blue can still give off a beautiful bridal look.
A shawl or cape is a great accessory, especially if you’re getting married in the fall or winter months. While wedding shawls are typically white, choosing a light blue shawl or a blue-accented shawl is a great way to add in your something blue without adding any blue to your dress.
If you don’t want to change your own attire to add some blue, you can have your bridal party or even your soon-to-be spouse wear it in your place. Choose blue bridesmaid dresses, have your groomsmen in blue suits, or have your groom wear a blue tie.