“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, (and often forgotten), a sixpence in your shoe.” These items are traditional good luck tokens for the bride to incorporate into her wedding wardrobe, and usually gifted to her at the eleventh hour by her family and close friends. Most are pretty straight forward—perhaps a vintage wedding handkerchief from your grandmother, a pair of earrings borrowed from your mother’s jewelry box, and something new can be as simple as your new wedding dress. When it comes to something blue though, you can get a bit more creative.
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Think pale blue nail polish, a set of blue lingerie, and if blue isn’t really your color, put your soon-to-be husband in a blue suit! A blue wedding bouquet is also a good idea, and if you’re feeling adventurous, opt for a blue ceremony dress like Rita Hayworth when she tied the knot with Prince Aly Khan. Here, 17 modern take on something blue:
A Touch of Blue
Add a blue sash to your ceremony dress or embroider the special date on the inside of your gown with some blue thread.
The Wedding Shoe
Opt for a pair of blue shoes you can wear again post-ceremony.
A Vintage Ribbon
Swap out an existing white strap on a dress with this one-of-a-kind ribbon or tie around your bouquet.
A Sapphire Ring
Perhaps your engagement ring already has a blue hue, if not, add some color when it comes to your wedding jewelry.
The Table Setting
Add a cool hue to your tablescape with these cobalt blue wine glasses.
Gift your girlfriends a blue getting ready dress that they can re-wear as a beach cover-up or delicious blue silk pajamas.
A Blue Styling Trick
Simply add this blue corset over your ceremony dress for the after-party and you can also rewear in the bedroom later.
An Unexpected Touch
Instead of painting your nails pink, or clear, let your personality shine through with some blue polish.
You don’t have to announce to the entire wedding party what your “something blue” is. Opt for some slinky lingerie for your wedding night and a lingerie envelope for safe keeping.
Tried and True
If all else fails, pick up a garter belt for some good ol’ tradition.
The Weekend Wardrobe
Even if you don’t add something blue to your ceremony, there are plenty of other occasions to wear this color. From your rehearsal dinner to the brunch next day, think outside of your all-white wardrobe.
Brides Needs Bags Too
A bag might be the last thing on your mind, but you may want to carry around your phone for some candid selfies with the bridesmaids or a lipstick to freshen up in between.
Coordinate your flower girls and ring bearers in a shade of baby blue as you definitely won’t want the children running around in all white!
How about some personalized dinner napkins for your guests that they can use and takeaway?
The Getting Ready Robe
Try an unconventional getting ready robe in this striped Morgan Lane number, or go for the traditional look in the Daphne Newman
For the Ring Bearer
A velvet ring box for the ring bearer to parade down the aisle, and to store your most treasured pieces in post-ceremony.
A Bouquet Charm
Customize a charm with your wedding date or with your new initials to remember your special day by.
Long After “I Do”
Whether for the plane to your honeymoon destination or long after the ceremony, this personalized sweater lets everyone know your new last name and title!