Six Ways to Incorporate Something Blue Into Your Wedding Look

Even in today’s modern weddings many brides still following the traditional ways of the Olde English rhyme: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe.” While putting money in your bridal shoes isn’t widely followed, these other charms are still thought to be tokens of good luck. The something blue represents love and fidelity--qualities that every bride wants in her marriage, but an accessory that many struggle to find. Let’s explore six different ways for a bride to incorporate blue into her wedding look.


Embrace your inner Carrie Bradshaw with a pair of blue shoes on your wedding day. Even if you can't afford the classic Manolo Blahniks she was gifted by her husband-to-be, you can still find a pair within your budget. If you’re not feeling a fully blue shoe, then look for decorative accents or a colored sole. Keep in mind that longer dresses might disguise your footwear and tone down the contrasting color.


Jewelry is a fun way to add blue to your ensemble. Use your ‘something blue’ as an excuse to purchase a sparkly new pair of earrings or a subtle touch of turquoise in a ring or brooch. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a new sapphire bracelet--blue costume jewelry will also do the trick.


You can still wear your something blue without showing it off. Incorporate light blue lace or ribbons underneath your wedding dress--it will be a colorful surprise for your new spouse to find later. A garter is also the easiest way to don the color without it distracting from your wedding attire, but be ready to show it off during the garter toss!


Add sprigs of hydrangeas, orchids, or hyacinth for a beautifully blue wedding bouquet. If blue flowers won’t match the color scheme at your wedding venue or reception, then add a bedazzled brooch to the base of your bouquet or a simple Tiffany blue ribbon to finish off the look. For a more traditional wedding, a rosary with blue beads offers the chance to include the color without going overboard.

Hair piece

While an aqua veil might look out of place, a hair clip with small blue gems would be a sweet touch to your updo. For a summer wedding or more relaxed affair you can also pins flowers or wear a crown of them on your head.


Since your wedding dress is one of the main attractions of the big day why not include a periwinkle or alice blue touch to it? Your dress itself doesn’t have to be entirely blue, but can feature buttons, ribbons, or trim of the shade. There are boutiques that specialize in designing wedding dresses with creative hints of blue to match your style.

When looking for your ‘something blue,’ start by reaching out to your family members. Many parents and grandparents will pass down their blue item  to you as part of tradition, which is perfect because then you can get your ‘something old and something borrowed’ items covered as well!

There are many different ways and shades of blue to add to your wedding day. Whether you want to go all out with a pair of royal blue pumps or subtly place a delicate comb with sapphires in your hair, the possibilities for incorporating this romantic color are endless. Get as creative or traditional as you want with some of our ideas above.


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