According to the age-old tradition, a bride should have “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The old, new and borrowed are up to you, but here are few ways to get that blue into your ensemble.
It doesn’t have to be big — or even seen by the guests — but a small blue temporary tattoo can be a fun addition on your big day. Place it somewhere discreet for an enjoyable discovery later by your new spouse.
Just because your dress is white, that doesn’t mean your shoes have to follow suit. Choose a vibrant shade of blue to dress up your feet. It can make for eye catching photos on the dance floor as they peek out from beneath your hem as you move.
A ring is a beautiful and elegant way to add a spot of color to your outfit. Choose a ring with a sapphire, a blue topaz, or even a blue Swarovski crystal to adorn your hand during the ceremony.
If you aren’t wearing a veil, you can add a floral crown of ribbon and buds for a romantic addition to your locks. Many online retailers carry an array of blue ribbon shades, making it easy to have the supplies delivered to your door and eliminating one more to-do from your list.
Who says your dress has to be white? Shake things up with a blue wedding gown. You can go pale in hue for a subtle look, or throw all tradition to the wind with a vibrant Persian or sapphire blue dress.
Whether your garter is to be thrown at a mass of single men during the reception or saved for his eyes only, you can use it as a sultry tool for your something blue.
You will likely have a small bag of some sort for those must-haves such as lip stick to reapply after all that post-vow smooching. Consider a turquoise clutch for a lively splash of color for a necessary accessory.
Add emphasis to your eyes with a deep navy eye shadow. Or, a stroke of shimmery blue can add sparkle without overpowering your look.
Add a blue blossom or two into your bouquet for an understated hint of color. You can also loop a strand of ribbon at the flowers’ base or along the stem.
The ring isn’t the only bling you can wear on your big day. Add a strand of delicate blue and clear beads to your wrist for a bracelet that catches the light.
When you choose “something blue,” take the opportunity to have fun and get creative. Let your personality shine through while keeping in line with tradition.