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18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue

Posted July 19, 2013 | 59 Comments

Hello, loves! Today we’re talking about modern ideas for something blue. We’ve all heard of the same tried-and-true ‘blue’ finds, like a wedding garter or a blue ribbon sewn into your gown. While lovely, we’re ready for something fresh + new! We’re tossing out the traditional playbook and sharing eighteen modern ideas for something blue. These finds will prove that this vintage tradition is anything but old-fashioned. Read on to see which ideas made the cut and find out how you can win something blue (or gifts for your bridesmaids) for your big day. Enjoy!

Modern Ideas for Something Blue

When I started searching for modern something blue ideas, I was amazed at the beautiful items I found. Some of the most unique ideas include a temporary tattoo, blue soled sandals, an iPhone case (for your phone in your wedding clutch), a navy blue bolero, a feminine navy blue bra, and yes — even “borrowed & blue” nail polish. I love the light blue locket (#7): I picture it wrapped around one’s bouquet and worn after the wedding. There’s a little something here for everyone… and, if I had to pick a favorite, I don’t think I could. Can you?

18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue via Emmaline Bride - dress sash by The Ritzy Rose

18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue
18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue - navy blue bra 18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue - something blue underwear 18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue - blue earrings 18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue - blue earrings 18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue - essie 'borrowed and blue' nail polish 18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue - essie borrowed & blue nail polish 18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue - blue locket by the blooming thread 18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue - blue feather hair pin by graceful hunter 18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue - blue feather hair pin by graceful hunter 18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue - something blue pin by love of pretty 18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue - navy blue pumps by badgley mischka

18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue via Emmaline Bride18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue via Emmaline Bride - earrings by Love of Pretty

Ah, I love them all! To find out more about any of the products shown, click on its image above (or find the link below). I only wish I knew of these modern something blue ideas while planning my own wedding! Check out the vendors list below and scroll down for the attached giveaway – you won’t want to miss it!


1. modern something blue dress sash by the ritzy rose
2. embroidered monogram veil by gracefully girly
3. solid lace thong in blue eyes by aerie
4. navy blue multi-way bra in navy heather by aerie
5. modern something blue drop earrings by rustic gem jewelry
6. nail polish in borrowed & blue by essie
7. blue charm locket by the blooming thread
8. dipped in blue feather hair pin by graceful hunter
9. modern something blue pin by love of pretty
10. navy blue pump heels – lacie by badgley mischka
11. blue sapphire twig halo ring by kristin coffin
12. bridal sandals with blue sole by bella belle shoes
13. i do temporary tattoo by your happily ever after
14. modern something blue iphone cover by dear lc
15. blue tear drop pendant necklace by love of pretty
16. something blue statement necklace by helena noelle couture
17. navy blue bolero by empress bride (photo: heather nan photo)
18. modern something blue earrings (with a hint of gold) by love of pretty


Our friends at Love of Pretty are offering two gift certificates to two lucky Emmaline Bride readers! One reader will receive a $50 gift certificate and a second reader will receive a $25 gift certificate towards anything in their shop! Enter between 7.19.13 – 7.25.13 (11:59pm EST) using the entry form below. Good luck!

Happy Planning!


Now it’s your turn: what is your ‘something blue’? Which of these modern ideas for something blue is your favorite?

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59 Responses to “18 Modern Ideas for Something Blue”

  1. Marnay
    July 19th, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    Love the Pearl Drops Earrings – every girl needs a good pair of pearl earrings!

  2. Alexis S.
    July 19th, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    I love, love, love the Rose Statement necklace or the Gold Drop Mystic necklace.

  3. tessa
    July 19th, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    love the champagne bridal bracelet!

  4. Merissa
    July 19th, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    If I won, I would totally get the Labadorite Gemstone Ring! :)

  5. Mary Villasmil
    July 19th, 2013 @ 11:06 am


  6. Melissa Leal
    July 19th, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    I would get the custom initial necklace! Too cute, would add my new initials :)

    P.S I want those badgley mischka heels! LOVE!

  7. Tara H.
    July 19th, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    I would get the Turquoise Dangles earrings!! Perfect blue!

  8. Alissa
    July 19th, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    I would get the “Two Pearl Dangles” in the bridal section. They are so beautiful! Or the “Something Blue” pin. Both match my theme perfectly!

  9. Christina C
    July 19th, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    I would buy the Chain Link Sand Dollar Bracelet

  10. Keeley
    July 19th, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    Gold Drop Mystic necklace is gorgeous!

  11. Michelle
    July 19th, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    I like the rose necklace.

  12. Allie Kay
    July 20th, 2013 @ 1:35 am

    I love the Labadorite Gemstone Ring!

  13. Emily R.
    July 20th, 2013 @ 2:23 am

    I love the chalcedony dangles!

    Chalcedony Dangles

  14. Claire
    July 20th, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    The shell pearl drops (found under bridal jewelry) are beautiful. I think they would go lovely with my headpiece and gown.

    Also, the blue pieces are ones I would consider as well, even though blue is definitely not one of our colours! Funny how an opinions can change when you see the right thing.

  15. Christina Chin
    July 20th, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    I also love their long anchor necklace

  16. Ashley Pedersen
    July 20th, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    i really love the mystic blue drop necklace

  17. Tiffany
    July 20th, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    The something blue earrings are so delicate and pretty—they’d go so well with my dress!

  18. Rebecca K
    July 20th, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    The aqua gemstone ring looks super lovely.

  19. Michelle
    July 20th, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

    I love their necklaces!

  20. Emily R.
    July 21st, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    The chalcedony dangles are gorgeous! They would be perfect with my dress and shoes.

  21. Leah Warner
    July 21st, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    I love the crystal dangles gold earrings!

  22. windycindy
    July 21st, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    Crystal Sand Dollar Bracelet is lovely!
    Thanks, Cindi

  23. Christina Chin
    July 21st, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    Love the Rose Gold Drop Necklace

  24. Liz
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    i would love to get all my bridesmaids essie nailpolish

  25. Marnay
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    Love the Sea Foam Drop Necklace – perfect for our Caribbean vacay next month!

  26. Corrine T
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    I love the Two Pearl Dangles earrings!

  27. Emily R.
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    The chalcedony dangles are definitely my favorite!

  28. Justyne M
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

    I love the Champagne Bridal Necklace

  29. windycindy
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    I adore the Something Blue Necklace!
    Thanks, Cindi

  30. Alexis S.
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    Still loving the Rose Statement necklace!

  31. Sally
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    I like the champagne necklace!

  32. tessa
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    checked it out again today, love their selection….i think id like to pick the multi sugar stones bracelet!


  33. Claire
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    I browsed through the rings and found the Labadorite Gemstone Ring- such a beauty! And what a wonderful touch of something, er, gray-blue.

  34. Monica
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    I like the gold coral hoops

  35. Michelle
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

    their hoops are cute!

  36. Christina Chin
    July 22nd, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

    aquamarine rings!

  37. Justyne M
    July 23rd, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    The Gold Wave Charm Necklace is very pretty!

  38. Marnay
    July 23rd, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Love the Chrysoprase Bezel Dangles!

  39. Emily R.
    July 23rd, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    The chalcedony dangles are gorgeous!

  40. windycindy
    July 23rd, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

    The Aqua Statement Necklace is gorgeous!
    Thanks, Cindi

  41. tessa
    July 23rd, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    checked it out again today! love the black onyx hoops – could see my self getting that! http://www.loveofpretty.com/shop/gemstone-hoop/

  42. Michelle
    July 23rd, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

    the aqua necklace is cute

  43. Jenn Short
    July 24th, 2013 @ 12:30 am

    I like the “something blue” pin and necklace.

  44. Justyne M
    July 24th, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    I love the crystal sugarstones bracelet!

  45. Marnay
    July 24th, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    Love the Gold Wave Charm Necklace!

  46. tessa
    July 24th, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    checked out the site again today, there are so many different things i’d want to get…loving the teardrop necklaces today – love the aqua drop chain necklace though for the unique chain it’s on!

  47. Alissa
    July 24th, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    I’d get the Chalcedony Dangles!

  48. Sally
    July 24th, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

    crystal sugarstones bracelet is really cute :)

  49. Christina Chin
    July 24th, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

    I love the gold coral hoops too!

  50. Kaylene
    July 24th, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

    I love the mint mini hoops drops. I’d have to buy those for myself :)

  51. Michelle
    July 24th, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    I’d get the aqua drop chain necklace.

  52. windycindy
    July 24th, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

    The Aqua Quartz Tear Drops Earrings are elegant…
    Thanks, Cindi

  53. Justyne M
    July 25th, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    I love the green flower pearl necklace!

  54. Marnay
    July 25th, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    Love the Green Onyx Wrap Bracelet – perfect for any season!

  55. Kaylene
    July 25th, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    I LOVE the aqua gemstone ring!

  56. windycindy
    July 25th, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    I really like the Champagne Bridal Necklace…
    Thanks, Cindi

  57. Sally
    July 25th, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

    I like the sashes

  58. Jenn Short
    July 25th, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    I like the pearl flower necklace.

  59. Ashley Robbins
    July 25th, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

    I love the Dark Chalcedony Drop Necklace!

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