You may have something old, something new and something borrowed covered, but what about something blue? Most modern bridal accoutrements are virginal white. But this wasn’t always true, and certainly doesn’t have to be true now. You can find creative ways to incorporate something blue, no matter how much color you want to wear on your wedding day. You’ve probably heard of wearing blue shoes or a blue garter, but these are far from your only options for incorporating the last element of the classic wedding rhyme.
Your something blue could be a blue ribbon can be used in your wedding ensemble in a number of ways. If you’re wearing your hair in a braided style, consider a something blue by braiding a blue ribbon into your do. You could also tie a blue ribbon around your bouquet, or sew a small bow inside your dress for a touch of blue that only you will know about.
Jewelry that features blue gemstones such as aquamarine, sapphire, blue topaz or tanzanite can add a touch of blue on your wedding day, and on many days after that. Consider adding a pair of earrings (especially if you’re wearing you hair up), a necklace or a ring that features one of these gems to add not only something blue, but also a bit of glamour to your wedding look.
Of course, brides whose engagement rings already meet the requirements of “something blue”—for example, those wearing blue diamond engagement rings —can still add additional touches of this color through a coordinating necklace or a pair of earrings. Try a heart necklace or a journey pendant featuring blue diamonds for a look that you’ll love as a bride and that can be worn over and over as a reminder of your special day.
How about something blue nail polish, whether as the primary color or as an accent color, is an unexpected and fun. Try it on your toes for a subtle accent, or incorporate it into a French manicure.
Blue touches to your dress, such as rhinestones, embroidery or crinoline require a bit of advance planning, but they can make your look memorable and uniquely beautiful. Unless you’re an expert seamstress, it’s best to turn this task over to a trusted pro if your dress doesn’t already include a bit of blue. For an extra meaningful touch, have the date of your wedding embroidered on an inner layer of your gown or on the tag.
Blue flowers, such as forget-me-knots, hydrangea or grape hyacinth, can be used alone or in combination with other blooms.
Adding something blue on your wedding day is an opportunity to show your personality. Use one of these ideas—or your imagination—to find something blue that suits you.