Inspiration for what you could use as the perfect colorful touch to complete your wedding day!
Most brides consider what their "something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue" accessories will be without really knowing anything about why they have to have them in the first place! The categories come from a old rhyme that listed items that would supposedly bring good luck to the bride if she carried them with her on her wedding day.Today, though, it's more of a sweet tradition (and you definitely don't have to carry all of it with you - you want to make it down the aisle quickly, of course!).
While your something old & something borrowed will likely be given to you by your parents, his parents, or either set of grandparents, and your something new could be almost anything (including your wedding dress or a gift that you and your soon-to-be husband exchange right before the ceremony), your something blue is an accessory that you will probably arrange yourself beforehand, to make sure you have it! According to tradition, the color blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity. Many brides actually used to get married in blue dresses ("marry in blue, lover be true"), but as that custom changed with Queen Victoria, there are other creative ways to incorporate the beautiful color in your big day.
If your wedding theme colors are blue, this is easy (your bridesmaids are already wearing it!), and we'll list some ideas for you below. If your engagement ring is a blue gem (like a sapphire or aquamarine), again, this is easy - you already have it on you! Here are some of the best, not so obvious ideas we've found for including blue in your wedding (items marked with an asterisk only really work if your theme is blue!)
****A reminder to the bride that there are so many shades of blue - that's why so many people love the color! We picked a few different shades (we're partial to that dusty blue), but if you love navy or royal, just remember that you can incorporate that shade in any of these accessories!
Your shoes are mostly hidden beneath your dress, and just think how beautiful they will be in the detail shots if they have a pop of color - especially if they're a soft light blue that will fit perfectly with all of the bridal white. If you want a spunkier option, go for tennis shoes with blue satin laces, or blue converse sneakers!
Blue on Shoes
If you don't really want all of your shoe to be blue, there are a few other options! One really cute idea we saw was having bridesmaids right sweet messages, Bible verses, encouragements, favorite memories, and well-wishes on the bottom of your shoes in blue marker! Bonus: If you're a Toy Story/Disney/Pixar fan, you could write your new husband's name on the bottom of your shoe (how sweet would that be!) You could also get shoes with a blue velvet interior or blue bottom sole!
Blue Blooms in Your Bouquet*
Blue flowers are so classy and different, and we love the idea of having an all blue bouquet or including blue sprigs in your bouquet! If your wedding is a clashing shade, this can be difficult, but it's still possible - consult your florist to see what they recommend! You can also include a beautiful blue charm on the handle of your bouquet, or a blue sash - either of those are elegant details that could go with most wedding color palettes!
This was the original something blue, the most popular item probably still today - and if you are doing a garter toss, or even if not, it could definitely be your something blue!
Blue Cake/Cake Topper*
Blue wedding cakes are completely stunning! Unless you have a really dark, moddy wedding scheme, this could always function as the bride OR groom's cake, or you could just have a wedding topper with blue in it to satisfy the "something blue" requirement!
If you want your blue to be extremely understated, blue nails are our favorite option! They just scream "bridal", and you can accent them however you see fit. They will definitely be shown off in the closeup macro shots of your ring, but if you do them light enough, it won't really show in many of the other photos. Of course, if you WANT to go bold, you can always use a navy or royal shade! Check out Brides' guide to some shades you may want to use.
Blue Hair Accessories
Don't mind us, we're just swooning over here and trying not to cry happy tears from how beautiful this idea is. Pin your hair up with Swarkovski bobby pins or this pin, or ask your stylist for suggestions! You could also totally wear a blue flower crown, if your wedding is more rustic-themed than princess.
You need something to carry your lipstick in! It's such an elegant accessory, and you can find some really gorgeous blue ones online!
Blue Napkins/Reception Decor*
Okay, this one really only works if your color scheme includes blue or is neutral (this would be seriously out of place at a burgundy wedding, for example). But blue tablecloths instead of white, and blue candles or napkins or even seating cards? GENIUS, and so unique, and makes for absolutely perfect photographs.
Blue Getaway Car
Meghan Markle and Harry gave us this idea. And we're stealing it. (We may not be royals, but we can sure use them as inspiration.)
Blue Ring Bearer Pillow or Signs
Let the boys carry the blue for you! Your photographer will seriously appreciate having something so beautiful to photograph the rings with, and it'll be a keepsake you can showcase in your future home!
They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Enough said.
You'll always be a Daddy's girl, and him wearing your something blue would be an incredibly meaningful way to incorporate this detail into your wedding!
If you want to prominently feature blue in your wedding, use it somewhere in your ceremony backdrop! All of the pictures will capture your something blue, and it's just plain pretty. You can do blue flowers on the cross, blue tulle on the arch, or a myriad of other small touches!
Sapphire earrings and necklaces are subtle enough not to overpower your look and striking enough to make everyone sigh at your beauty. It's a yes from us.
This detail can be an incredibly personal one - if you're a crier, this is a must, and a great way to include your blue!
One of our personal favorites - a set of beautiful blue bridal/bridesmaids' robes to wear while you're getting ready! They're silky, classy, comfortable, high quality, customizable, and perfect for the morning "before" shots. We have so many different shades - Tiffany, navy, royal, mint, etc. Check out Kadlee.com to find more blue robes!
What's your favorite something blue idea? Are there any that we missed? We'd love to hear from you in the comments or on our social media! <3
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