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15 New "Something Blue" Wedding Ideas

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

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,

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. 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. 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,

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,

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,

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. 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. 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,

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. 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,

13. Tiered Cape

Light blue tiered high-collor light blue cape for a unique

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. 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,

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,

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