You may have heard that a bride should wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” on her wedding day if she wants to have good luck. It’s become one of the most honored wedding traditions that many brides enjoy doing. Something old offers protection for the couple’s baby to come, something new offers hope for the future, something borrowed brings good luck, and something blue represents purity and fidelity. If you’re stuck on finding something blue to incorporate on your wedding day, here are some breathtaking ideas that you’re going to love.
1. Write a message on the bottom of your shoe in blue ink
A handwritten message written in blue ink on your shoe bottom is a cute way to incorporate something blue in your wedding attire. You can either write the message yourself or have someone else write it. You could write anything like a bible verse, a love letter, or even something simple like “I do.” If you’re worried about the ink smudging or have absolutely no idea what you want to write, you could opt for a blue decal to put on the bottom of your shoe.
2. Blue lingerie
Here’s a something blue idea that only your husband will get to see. You get to have some sexy new lingerie while still following the timeless wedding tradition. Everybody’s happy! How can you not love the idea of wearing something like this under your wedding dress? Blue lingerie is such a cute and creative idea if you want to try something different for your something blue. We’re sure your spouse will love it as much as you do!
3. Blue bouquet
Perhaps incorporating something blue in your bridal bouquet is one of the easier and more common ways to follow the tradition. It’s also perfect if you’re planning to have a Spring or Summer wedding since there are plenty of blue flowers that will look gorgeous during those seasons. Some beautiful blue flowers you could use in your bouquet are irises, hydrangeas, periwinkles, brunneras, or forget-me-nots. If you’d rather not have an all-blue bouquet, you could add some blue buds with a regular display of flowers to still follow the something blue rule.
4. Blue pin
Blue pins are another common item that a lot of brides use as their something blue. Most of the time, they place the pins under their dress. You could either buy a blue pin or make one yourself with a safety pin and blue accessories. However you decide to do it, it’ll be a breathtaking accessory to your wedding dress. You’re going to enjoy showing it off to all your friends and family!
5. Blue nails
Another cute idea for your something blue is to paint your nails. Blue bridal nails will look incredibly gorgeous during winter weddings. You could even spice up your manicure by adding sequins, glitter, or jewels and painting your toenails to match. Blue and white also make a gorgeous color combination if you want to do multi-colored nails for your wedding. The best part about this idea is that you get to walk around with a beautiful mani-pedi for weeks after your wedding day.
6. Blue wedding garter
Wedding garters are worn by brides because of another age-old wedding tradition. A bride wears the garter under her wedding gown, and her husband removes it during the reception and later tosses it into the crowd. Wedding garters are traditionally white like your wedding dress, but you could get yourself a blue one because why not? There are plenty of blue garters that you could buy to incorporate into your something blue. If you’d like to keep your garter, you could either choose not to toss it into the crowd or have a second one handy.
7. Blue bow
Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz and color to your wedding dress? Why not tie a pretty blue bow around it? It’ll look beautiful, and you still get to follow the something blue tradition. You’re going to feel like a princess walking down the aisle with a bow flowing down your dress. It’s also a great way to personalize your wedding gown and make you stand out. Even better if your wedding theme and colors are blue!
8. Tiny blue accessories
If you really want to get creative with your something blue, try adding tiny blue accessories to your wedding dress, shoes, or bouquet. Small trinkets and accessories add such delicacy to your dress. The best part about it is that it won’t take too much attention away from your wedding dress. In fact, tiny accessories will make it look even more beautiful. If you’d rather leave the dress as is, you could always add the accessories to other things like your shoes or on the bouquet. They’ll still look stunning either way!
9. Get your wedding date sewn under your dress in blue stitch
What a unique and cute idea! How sweet would it be to get your wedding date sewn into your dress? And getting in done in blue stitch gives you something blue. It can make a wonderful keepsake that you can look back on in the future and reminisce about. Can you also imagine the incredibly adorable photos you could take with your wedding date stitched into your dress? No wonder so many brides choose this idea for their something blue!
10. Blue wedding veil
There’s something enchanting about a wedding veil with a blue tint. It’s also a unique idea, so it’s perfect for those brides who want to stand out at their wedding. You should try this something blue idea because it’s different and absolutely gorgeous. Since blue wedding veils might not be as easy to find, you might also consider DIYing it or adding blue accessories to a traditional wedding veil. Let your imagination run wild!
There are many beautifully unique ways that you can incorporate something blue on your wedding day. However you decide to do so, we know that you’re going to find something that you can’t get enough of. Which of these something blue ideas would you like to try on your wedding day? Share below!
Hi, I'm Latasha! I was born and raised in sunny South Florida and graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2018. I have my bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in writing and rhetoric. I'm also planning to go back to school to get my MFA in creative writing in the near future. I consider myself to be a storyteller, and I love writing and blogging about lifestyle-related topics. My ultimate goal is to become a published author.