15 New “Something Blue” Wedding Ideas

Looking for some fresh twists on this tradition? Look no further.
by Jennie Ma

"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe." Sound familiar? This Old English rhyme has been inspiring brides to incorporate vintage details and blue-hued accessories into their wedding day style for years. Now, modern brides are putting a new spin on the tradition with unexpected blue details like ombré lace bandeau veils and sultry lingerie. Here are 15 of our favorite "something blue" wedding ideas.

  1. 1. Ombré Veil

    Gigi Burris Millinery light blue wedding veil
    Olivia Graham

    For the unconventional bride, find a veil made with light blue lace or tulle fabric. It will give your bridal look a whimsical yet edgy vibe.

    Gigi Burris Millinery Cornflower ombré chantilly veil, $475, GigiBurris.com

  2. 2. Cocktail Ring

    Sapphire and diamond cocktail ring from Trumpet and Horn
    Olivia Graham

    Add a sapphire cocktail ring to your day-of accessories for an elegant touch of blue.

    Parade Design sapphire ring, ParadeDesign.com

  3. 3. Wedding Dress Sash

    Monique Lhuillier tiered wedding gown with a light blue sash
    Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

    Accessorize your gown with a sweet sash. It's a great way to pull in any blue beading details or embroidery your gown may have, and not to mention it's a sexy trick to highlight your waist.

    Dress by Monique Lhuillier

  4. 4. Bouquet

    White and light blue wedding bouquet
    Erika Parker

    A few blue blooms in your bouquet puts a floral twist on tradition, or wrap your stems in a blue satin ribbon.

  5. 5. Earrings

    Blue sapphire and aquamarine  earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane
    Olivia Graham

    A pair of drop earrings made of glamorous sapphire blue and aquamarine stones is a chic way to add blue to your look. Don't want to go that bold? Scale it back with some snappy studs.

    Kenneth Jay Lane Headlight earrings, $150, KennethJayLane.com

  6. 6. Shoes

    White Fugue bridal SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker heels

    Show off flirty heels with just a dash of blue, like this pair with a grosgrain ribbon up the back. It's like a fashionable little secret.

    SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Fugue shoe, $485, Zappos.com

  7. 7. Garter

    Light blue wedding garter from Mamie and James
    Olivia Graham

    Slip a band of blue around your leg. The soft color paired with feminine beading makes for a très chic garter you'll want to keep.

    Mamie & James No. 10 garter, $150, MamieandJames.com

  8. 8. Light Blue Mani

    Light blue bridal nail idea by Narina Chan
    Yasu + Junko

    Skip the pink or nude hues and glam up your bridal nails with a light blue shade plus gilded gold designs.

  9. 9. Blue Wedding Dress

    Blue wedding gown by Hayley Paige
    Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

    Instead of opting for a small accessory, make a statement with an allover blue wedding gown. A dusty blue or silvery hue will still look totally bridal.

    Dress by Hayley Paige

  10. 10. Clutch

    Navy blue Judith Leiber Couture bow clutch
    Olivia Graham

    Stash your day-of essentials in a couture clutch. A dark navy blue is perfect for formal occasions, while a pale periwinkle fits right in with a more casual affair.

    Judith Leiber Couture bow clutch, $5,995, BergdorfGoodman.com

  11. 11. Sunglasses

    Light blue sunglasses for an edgy bridal style
    Olivia Graham

    Celebrating your newlywed status at an outdoor reception? A pair of dusty blue sunnies will lend an air of modern rebel to your style.

    Sunglasses not available; shop similar styles here.

  12. 12. Lingerie

    Something Blue lingerie idea from Victoria's Secret

    Save your "something blue" for your partner's eyes only. Find a lingerie set or bodysuit in a sultry dark blue. Or choose a piece with blue accents like sweet bows or sassy blue straps.

    Victoria's Secret Medallion lace plunge teddy, $40, VictoriasSecret.com

  13. 13. Tiered Cape

    Light blue tiered high-collor light blue cape for a unique "something blue" idea

    A cape with ruffles looks high fashion and couture, and it will also give you just a little something extra in chilly temps.

    Dress and cape by Isabelle Armstrong

  14. 14. Reception China

    French Perle ice blue dinner plate from Lenox

    On a day as special as your wedding, you shouldn't be eating off rentals. Break in the china from your registry just for you two, especially if it has a pretty blue pattern.

    Lenox French Perle ice blue dinner plate, $29, Lenox.com

  15. 15. Bridesmaid Dresses

    Blue bridesmaid dress from Watters

    Have your best friends represent this old tradition by asking them to stand next to you donned in blue. And since this hue is universally flattering, we're guessing you won't hear any complaints.

    Watters blue bridesmaid dress, Watters.com

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