Something borrowed, something blue, something old something new. These 20 fun, 'something blue' ideas are a great way to incorporate a tradition and to start planning out the details of your wedding effortlessly! Our helpful list will make it easier for you to decide what you like best and what fits into the theme of your wedding. From classic and traditional to creative and unique, all of these options will be perfect to incorporate into your special day!
1. Patch Work
This style of 'something blue' is a beautiful option. Consider taking material from a blouse that belongs to someone special in your life and sewing a colorful heart-shaped patch into your dress. It’s a sentimental piece that allows for an even more special day! It can also qualify for you 'something borrowed' as well! Depending on the style of the wedding dress, the piece could either go at the top, like shown in the picture, or toward the bottom of the skirt. If you're wanting to show off the meaningful section of the blouse, from your father or grandfather, sewing it on the outside of your dress will do just that. No matter where the patch is located, it'll always have a special place in your heart! Depending on where you want to sew it in and how big you'd like it to be, make sure to allow yourself enough time to add these alterations to your wedding dress.
2. Wedding Shoes
Another classic look of wearing 'something blue' is with a shoe or an accent of it on the sole of the shoe. An all blue shoe is such a cute way to add that special touch to your wedding attire. If you’re wanting a softer look, a lighter shade, that's either in satin or suede, will be the perfect fit. A fun thing about these royal flats, is that they are definitely wearable again after the big day. What a fun reminder wearing them and remembering such amazing memories.
The option of writing 'I DO' on the soles of your shoes, or purchasing gem stickers that say 'I DO', is sure to be exciting and fun. Physically adding that special touch to an item in your wedding day makes it that much more special. If you want to get your soon-to-be hubby in on the fun, he can add a more masculine 'I DO' to the back of his shoes. This is an option you can do the day of or the night before with your fiancé!
This adorable metal charm sits at the base of the comb on the veil. Its dainty and elegant appearance is a great way to add in the tradition. Whether you want to have a lovely, subtle one like this, or a more glammed out veil, it's a great spot to add your favorite shade!
This choice of traditional blue can be used in many different variations. For instance, an all blue bouquet is eye-catching and beautiful. It will accent your white or ivory wedding dress effortlessly. Another way to add a fun take bouquets, is to add a few different metal variations of flowers mixed and matched with white and silver. Or, adding a few different shades to the bouquet will really make the piece stand out.
If you're wanting a more subtle look for your flowers, this bouquet is a great example of that. Intertwining smaller portions into the set will allow them to still be a simple and bold statement piece. These are just a few of the options that you can add into your bouquet for the big day. If blue flowers don’t fit into your wedding theme, you can always have a satin ribbon that holds the stems together. Whether it's a mint hue or pastel, any choice will be stunning! This will also allow it to go with almost any color themed wedding.
These options are a little less traditional, but just as creative and fun! These specific styles are for the brides who like something a little more modern and different. There are many ways to go about picking ideas for your 'something blue', but these are our favorites!
5. Colorful Cakes
A creative take on your 'something blue' ideas is a super cute cake topper! The choices are endless with what type of topper you can have on your cake, and these cute fish ones are perfect for a beach themed wedding. This option of a top piece, also doubles as an adorable souvenir from your special day!
Looking for another fun way to spruce up your cake? Whether it's with flowers, a delicate design or a simple base lining, any one of these options will have your guests in awe!
6. Bridesmaid Dresses
Navy lace bridesmaid dresses are a charming way to add in your 'something blue'. Each one of your bridesmaids has a meaningful part in your life and having them wear something a part of the tradition makes it even more special. These knee-length dresses are great for almost any body shape and are perfect for summer weddings.This option is gorgeous and is able to go with a number of different colors to match the style of your wedding. Another way to incorporate this look, is to have the groomsmen wear ties or bow ties
These blue chiffon bridesmaid dresses are brilliant and bold. The long, flowy chiffon material makes for a more whimsical look. If you're having a difficult time deciding on just one beautiful color, try the option of mixing and matching your bridesmaid dress colors. Mixing and matching the colors (and even dress styles!) is a definite 'wow' factor!
7. Sole's of Shoes
This is such a fun and unique way to incorporate 'something blue'! Having your bridesmaids sign the bottom of your wedding shoes with a marker is a sweet and unique idea. Besides, what bride wouldn't feel confident knowing that she's walking down the aisle with some special words of wisdom written on the soles of your shoes? It's also a great way to have something to look back on from the big day other than pictures! Adding this special touch is sure to enhance your big day that's filled with lots of love.
8. Wedding Ring
In addition, another fun way to add to the big day is by getting a mani! You can really make this one your own by painting your nails all one color, or adding a fun design with a little blue in it! This pretty look will be easy and maintenance free. Plus, you can get your 'maids involved and all get your nails done together!
10. Handmade Floral Crown
11. Pale Blue Wedding Dress
12. Clutch or small purse
13. Oscar de la Renta "Something Blue" Perfume
14. Navy Eyeshadow
15. Wedding Journal
16. Shoe Clips
17. Dress Sash
18. Bouquet Charms
19. Monogrammed Handkerchief
20. Lace Undergarments
Any one of these super fun and creative ideas for 'something blue' are sure to capture the essence of who you are and what you love! All of these options will make your wedding day that much more meaningful and memorable! If you can't decide on just one way to add in the bright pop of color, ask your 'maids for their opinion. I'm sure they'll be more than happy to help have a say in the process.
Let us know what creative 'something blue' ideas you have in the comments!
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Taking Your Measurements
For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn't be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.
**Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it's not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.
Bust size: Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).
Waist size: While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button.
Hip size: Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.
Choosing your correct size
Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5" (size 12), your waist measures 31" (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5" (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.