11 Unique Ideas for Your Something Blue

by in , — Updated January 11, 2016

Adding “something blue” to your bridal attire started with the Old English rhyme “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe.” It was thought to bring good luck, and whether or not you choose to check all of these off your list, it can be fun to incorporate bit of blue. It needn’t be on your person, but can also be incorporated in more modern ways, in your décor, bridal party attire, or even your menu! Here is a list of ideas to get you started. P.S. You might also love last week’s post about light blue gowns!

1) A silk or satin sash. You can choose to wear it just during your ceremony or for photos and then remove it for the party later if you so choose.

colin cowie weddings
Photo: Colin Cowie Weddings

2) Blue Cocktails!

Blue cocktails for your something blue
Left: Brit + co / Right: Chrisman Studios

3) Not only is a bit of rain on your wedding day good luck, but blue boots or umbrellas are so fun!

Blue rain boots or umbrellas for something blue
Photos via Pinterest

4) Blue Nails. A pretty blue manicure is an easy way to incorporate the shade of blue that suites you.

Julep 5-Free polish in the shade Jessica

5) Who says your something blue has to be visible? It can be your little secret, until later.


6) Something blue for your updo… these delicate crystal combs add a “barely there” blue to your hairstyle.

Violette & Iris

7) Blue petticoats and blue soles… discreet but ready to peek. These make for such fun photos!

something blue - petticoat and soles
Left: One Fab Day / Right: Bridal Guide

8) Silk ribbons are so elegant and especially pretty when adorning your bouquet… the perfect way to carry something blue but not actually wear it.

naomikenton blue ribbons on a bouquet
Photo via Naomi Kenton

9) Decor king… mason jars have become a rustic wedding staple and can be used for nearly anything!


10) This light blue cake has an elegance that you typically don’t think of when someone says “blue cake.” It makes quite a classy “something blue.”

Earth and Sugar , photo melaniegabrielle.com
Cake: Earth and Sugar / Photo: Melanie Gabrielle

11) Blue Flowers… a few that have a natural blueness to them are hydrangea, thistle, delphinium, and cornflowers.

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Katherine Ashdown


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