5 Creative "Something Blue" Ideas

5 Creative "Something Blue" Ideas

Tradition describes the bride should wear

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something BLUE…”

If your theme colors have NOTHING to do with the color blue, the most difficult part about following this old bridal tradition is finding a way to incorporate “something blue”. Read on and find out how you can creatively stick to this tradition in 5 non-traditional ways!


Ask your leading ladies to sign the bottom of your shoes with blue ink. It’s sentimental, and...something blue!

Old & Blue:

Sew-in a mini piece of old blue clothing from someone you love to the inside of your dress - it’s both old and blue! Keep this part of the dress as a surprise for yourself, and only have the person you love reveal it to you before the wedding. Just remember, do it before you apply your makeup! 

Hideable Accessories:

Like a blue bobby pin, or garter, it is totally up to you! 

Something Navy, Something Baby Blue:

Opt for darker or lighter shades of blue in your signage or decor. Because who said there is only one acceptable blue?

Tiny Accents All Around:

Think pale blue flowers in your leading ladies’ bouquets, navy ribbons in your flower girls’ hair. Make this old tradition fun for everyone in the bridal party! 

There are a myriad of ways (even beyond this list!) you can slip in a little something blue without jeopardizing your vision and theme colors. Don’t hesitate to think outside of the box when it comes to following old wedding traditions! 


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