9 Ways to Incorporate your “Something Blue”

August 10, 2023
9 Ways to Incorporate your “Something Blue”

Featured Photo: Troy Meikle Photo

While the original meaning of “Something Blue” on a wedding day might not be the focus anymore, the age-old tradition lives on as a cute way to feel the whole bridal experience.  A lot of brides will incorporate subtle hints of blue on their day – a blue ribbon, hair accessory, blue embroidery inside a dress – but there are some really fun ways to include something blue that may even be a bit more bold.  Keep reading to find out how you can add your “something blue” on your big day!

1. Blue Invitation Suite

Your invitation suite is the first thing your guests will see when it comes to your wedding day.  Make a bold statement by putting your something blue out there first!

Photography: Em & Co Photography 

2. Blue Wedding Shoes

A more common, classic way to incorporate your something blue is by sneakily adding that pop of color to peak out from under your dress.  Blue shoes tend to be so cute too, two of our favorites are these Loeffler Randalls & Manolo Blaniks!

Loeffler Randall Dahlia Blue Pleated Bow Heel | Manolo Blahnik Light Blue Satin Jewel Buckle Slingback Pumps

3. Blue Earrings

Another more subtle hint of blue can be incorporated in your earrings.  You can opt for a pop of sapphire in the details, or go all out with bold blue earrings!

Medium Blue Pearl Flower Cluster Vine Earrings from Tuckernuck | Flower Petal Earrings from Anthropologie

4. Blue Cake

Cake is meant to be a fun part of the day, so why not make it more fun by using it as your “something blue” tradition!  You can go full blue or keep it a little more dainty and traditional by just incorporating some blue frosting or flowers on the sides.

Blue Cake: The Flour Pot (photographed by Rebecca Amber Photography) | Floral Cake: Ashlen Sydney Photography (via Tulle and Chantilly

5. Blue Suit

Make your groom your something blue!  A bold colored suit is one of our favorite style choices for guys, and no one will have to guess what your something blue is when you’re walking toward it down the aisle!

Suit: Paisley & Gray | Photography: Kim Captures

6. Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Or, make your girls your something blue!  Blue bridesmaid dresses are a great choice if you want blue to be more in your color scheme, and this color tends to look good on everyone.

Photography: Troy Meikle Photo

7. Blue Purse

Another accessory that can be made blue!  If you want a little clutch for the day of and detail photos, choose a cute blue one to have your tradition.

Powder Blue Bow Clutch from Etsy

8. Blue Nails

Bridal nails tend to be more neutral or French tip, but if you’re feeling bold they sure do look beautiful in blue!  A powder blue is still very bridal and is a great way to incorporate your something blue if they wouldn’t clash with your bouquet!

9. Blue Outfit Change

The most fun way (in our humble opinion) to incorporate this tradition in a modern way is by using a reception outfit change as an opportunity to stand out in “something blue”.  You can keep it more chic bridal by wearing a satin, light blue dress like this one from Reformation, or go all out in a sparkly mini dress like this one from Anthropologie.  A grand exit dress is meant to be a fun way to show off your style, so make your something blue stylish!

Reformation Solay Silk DressShoshanna Midnight Flutter-Sleeve Sequin Dress

Bonus Idea: Blue everything! Blue doesn’t just have to be a subtle hint you throw in for tradition, the color works beautifully as a complete color scheme.  Weddings with blue flowers, blue dresses, blue stationery, and a not-so-blue bride are just *beautiful*!

Photography: Shannon Elizabeth 

For more colorful inspiration, check out our blog on the “Something Blue” styled shoot pictured above!

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