Hi, lovelies! Emma here. If you follow the old custom of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and this for your shoe, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered up the best, most modern something blue ideas — thirty-two in all — to tie into your ceremony. We begin with one of the loveliest clutch purses ever…
Something Blue Ideas
1. Clutch Purse
Carry a clutch purse in your favorite shade of blue. Or, pick a purse with a beautiful blue brooch or floral clip attached to the outside; an inner liner of blue is another fantastic something blue idea.
davie & chiyo
#2 + #3: Blue Bouquet and Blue Ribbon
A bouquet of blue flowers (think: hydrangeas) is one of our favorite something blue ideas. We love the ribbon wrapped around the handle, too, for an extra dose of crave-worthy color. (Want a different color bouquet? Go for it and simply wrap your blue ribbon around the handle. Easy!)
photo: anastasiya belik via burnett’s boards
Um, a pair of these sky blue pretties from Badgley Mishka? Yes, please!
One of the easiest something blue ideas is often overlooked: nail polish! Paint your fingernails or toenails a soft, pretty shade of blue, like this, appropriately named, no?
6. Dress Label
Have a small dress label with blue embroidery sewn into the back inside of your dress.
Carry a handkerchief wrapped around your bouquet in a soft shade of blue. Or, have a white handkerchief made with your initials embroidered with blue thread. Happy tears only.
Go gorgeous with a pair of blue earrings that will make a bold statement.
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A pretty necklace is something you can wear again and again.
10. Wedding Band
For a something blue forever + ever, pick a wedding band with tiny sapphires in it.
Instead of integrating into your wedding ring set, you can wear a something blue ring just for the occasion.
house on hudson
12. Bridesmaid Dresses
Select a bridesmaid dress in your favorite shade of blue.
into the light via one fab day
A light blue undergarment (so long as it doesn’t show through, of course) is an exceptionally secret something blue.
14. Hair Pin
It doesn’t have to be extravagant: a simple, elegant hair pin with a bit of blue is all you need.
One of my favorite something blue ideas: the blue hem.
One of the most beloved something blues: a garter. This something blue garter has feathers for a fanciful touch.
While a more modern idea, a blue cardigan or bolero is perfect for those non-conventional brides (especially in cooler weather).
18. Groom’s Tie
Your groom’s tie is one of the easiest something blue ideas…
19. Pocket Square
… and so is a blue pocket square!
20. Tie Patch
Have a little something embroidered on the back of his tie as a secret something blue he’ll notice before the ceremony.
the merriweather council
Wrap a blue locket around the handle of your ribbon and pin securely. After the wedding, you can wear it as a keepsake.
the blooming thread
Toss blue flower petals down the aisle instead of the traditional white or pink.
23. Aisle Runner
A blue aisle runner, constructed from simple blue fabric, is one way to accent your ceremony space.
24. Aisle Decor
Use shepherd’s hooks to hang mason jars filled with blue hydrangeas as decor that looks lovely and doubles as your something blue.
25. Ring Pillow
Have your ring bearer carry a pillow with blue stitching or made of blue fabric. The ribbon that holds the rings can even be the smallest something blue (still counts!)
26. Ring Bearer’s Suit
The ring bearer can be your good luck charm, donning a blue suit or blue necktie and vest.
27. Flower Girl’s Dress
Or, ask the flower girl to wear a soft blue dress instead of traditional colors such as white or pink.
A boutonniere can be wrapped in dark blue ribbon. You’ll notice in the image below that this groom also has a light blue checkered shirt, a dark blue necktie, and a pocket square with a tiny blue checkered pattern, all of which fit into something blue ideas mentioned above. It’s always good to have a visual.
29. Cuff Links
His cuff links can count as your something blue. Gift them in a box before the ceremony as a wedding day surprise.
These are pretty awesome.
Who says your wedding programs can’t don a bluish hue?
32. Flower Girl Baskets
Have the flower girl carry a basket painted with your favorite shade of blue.
I know there are even more little known something blue ideas. What’s your favorite? For my something blue, I wore a garter. What will you wear (or, what did you wear) for something blue? Comment below + let’s chat about it.