The old adage states that it’s good luck to incorporate something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue in your wedding attire. For many brides, something blue is the trickiest element of that saying. Here are XX creative ways to wear something blue on your wedding day.
1. Blue Monogram
A great idea from Martha Stewart Weddings: traditionalist brides can have a baby-blue monogram sewn inside their dress with their new initials and the date of the wedding. This is an especially sentimental touch if you dream of passing your gown down to a daughter one day.
2. Temporary Tattoos
Whether you are a shy bride who applies a hidden blue tattoo or a funky bride who wears it loud and proud, consider incorporating a phrase like “I Do” on your skin for a fun, quirky take on the something blue tradition.
3. Gown Adornments
There are as many ways to add something blue onto your dress as there are styles of bridal gowns. Many brides opt for adding subtle blue rhinestones, beading, or crystals to the dress of their dreams.
One of the most eye-catching ways to incorporate something blue is by choosing or dyeing a bright blue crinoline, which will give a fun peek of the shade while you dance. According to Brides magazine, style-conscious brides are also opting for blue shoes, another fun peekaboo strategy for following this tradition. Other options include blue clutches or handkerchiefs.
5. Mani and Pedi
Nails are always a fun way to accentuate your bridal style, and can definitely be used as your something blue. Whether you choose to go with the palest sky or a bold navy hue, there’s a blue polish to match every style.
While your something blue won’t be advertised, you’re still holding to the tradition by choosing a romantic blue bra and panties set for under your gown. Many brides also opt for blue for their garter, combining two fun traditions into one.
Depending on what season you’re getting married in, there are plenty of blue flower choices to incorporate the classic phrase into your bouquet. Think hydrangeas, hyacinths, thistle, delphinium, cornflower, belladonna lilies, muscari, and pincushion for a range of shades that will look incredible in photos.
If sapphires are your gem of choice, opting for blue wedding jewelry is a no-brainer. Think dramatic drop necklaces, stud earrings, or even hair accessories that bring blue into your bridal look.