8 "Something Blue" Ideas For The Modern Bride
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. It’s one of those things that’s always at least vaguely throughout the back of your mind when wedding planning, if not already at the forefront. Whether you think its bygone superstition or age-old honoured tradition, you’ve probably had it chanted at you since your engagement, and now the nuptials are upcoming (…nupcoming, if you will…) it’s time to think about how to incorporate them into your big day. And obviously, thanks to it’s longstanding stature, there are plenty of ideas floating about already. However, some of them don’t give brides enough credit in our opinion; it’s hardly an idea you won’t have thought of to wear blue earrings. SO to combat that, we’ve compiled 10 ideas for your something blue that won’t ruin any colour schemes, grand visions or budgets and will run seamlessly into your big day, that you may not have thought of before. You are welcome – we’re here to help.
1. A Dress Label
We love this dress label from Extra Special Touch. With hand embroidering and a delicate heart-shape, it’s a beautiful way of cementing the memory forever, and with personalised colourways and font, it's a beautiful way of cementing your memory forever. Get it here.
2. Your bustle
Some dresses come with a bustle already, some bustles are fitted in the alterations stage. Why not ask the fitter or alterations lady to use a blue button on the inside? It’ll function just the same as the pearlescent one they would have fitted anyway, but it gives you one more tick on the to-do list.
3. Hair accessories
Look, we know you’ll have thought of incorporating blue into your accessories. That’s a lovely idea that looks gorgeous, but it’s hardly a ground-breaking inspiration, and you don’t need a blog post to tell you to do that. Instead, why not hunt for the perfect accessory that’s not blue, but has subtle blue features? We love this golden leaf hair halo from Bespoke Vintage Castle, with blue velvet tie ribbon at the back.
4. Blue flowers
Blue flowers may colloquially start and end at forget-me-nots but in the right season there’s a wealth of beautiful blue-hued British blooms that will look absolutely stunning in an arrangement.
5. Blue ribbon
If you don’t want blue flowers, you can still incorporate blue into your bouquet (your bluequet…these puns just keeeeep on coming) by using blue ribbon to tie your bouquet together. If you have deep jewel tones in your bouquet, continue these with a gorgeous sapphire ribbon, or if you have blushes and pastels, accent them with a soft grey-toned blue.
6. Your dress
Coloured dresses aren’t just for bridesmaids. Coloured wedding dresses look absolutely dreamy, and don’t worry – they still look like wedding dresses too. Think layers of swoonworthy tulle like this one from This Modern Love Bridal, or beautifully dip-dyed skirts from Lucy Can’t Dance.
7. Hair glitter
Ok, this may seem pretty niche but equally it also seems pretty brilliant. If you’re having a festival wedding, why not chuck glitter on your hair? Channel all the best festivals (though maybe with less beer-chucking…that’s only a maybe though, we don’t judge) and dazzle with your ‘do.
If you’re having a make-up artist, it’s probably best to discuss this with them before, just in case, but there are so many good highlighters out there at the moment that aren’t the standard golden and pink tones. A blue-toned highlight will catch the light and make iridescent dreams…but don’t worry, done correctly it won’t leave you looking bruised or like you’re suffering from an ill-timed bout of pneumonia. Speak to our babin' Make up artist Amy George to see if you can sort out a gorgeous sparkly style for your big day.