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9 Unique Something Blue Ideas You Need To Know


Still on the hunt for your something blue? Don’t miss our edit of cute ideas and celebrity ‘something blue’ inspo!

‘Something blue’ has been connected to weddings for centuries thanks to the Old English tradition of the bride having ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue’ as a sign of good luck on her big day.  

But there’s no need to stick with the old standbys when it comes to searching for your ‘something blue’, so why not go for something a little different to spice it up?

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So, if you’re still on the lookout for your something blue, we’ve rounded up some unique and modern ideas to incorporate this tradition in your special day

1. Blue Booms

Say ‘I do’ to a beautiful blue bouquet or line the aisle with colorful flowers in every color, including rich blues. It’s an easy, impactful way to bring a little luck to your big day! We love this simple yet effective touch of blue in this wedding bouquet by Bella Botanica.

2. Fancy Footwear

Add a pop of colour to your wedding wardrobe with a subtle blue shoe like these Allure baby blue peep toe heels from McElhinney’s of Ballybofey. Choose a similar blue-hued statement shoe for your own dose of good luck and style!

3. Cute Clutch

A bold blue clutch – like this one from Emmy London – is a good choice for your ‘something blue,’ especially if you’re looking for something you’ll use again after the big day.


4. Sweet Treats

Why not include your something blue in your wedding cake? This unique tiffany blue wedding cake from MM Cookies was done in the prettiest shade and is sure to make a statement center piece on your sweet treat table!

5. Blue Bridesmaids

Start your day with ‘something blue’ by decking your best girls out in stylish blue bridesmaids dresses, like this one from Perfect Day. Not only is blue a trending shade in bridesmaid gowns right, it’s also a beautiful colour for your wedding day theme and colour palette!

6. Blue Bling

If you’re a bride who wants a simple way to include ‘something blue’ in your big day, then a barely blue diamond pendant is your answer! We’re obsessed with this dainty detailed necklace from R. McCullagh Jewellers for a simple yet sparkling touch.

7. Statement Wedding Dress

Make a statement on your big day with a bold blue wedding dress like this one from Rio Styled. This a great way to check off your something blue whilst also making a style statement! Or if you’re looking for something a little more subtle, opt for a powder blue shade.

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8. Navy Number

Let the groom get in on this tradition, too. Make like these guys wearing Royal Blue suits from Gowdys Menswear or go for a wear royal navy number for a stylish wedding wardrobe whilst also getting your ‘something blue’ in there.

10. Getaway Car

A vintage Beetle like these ones from Vintage Wedding Vehicles – or any blue ride as sweet as these ones – means you’ll drive off into the sunset in your ‘something old’ and ‘something blue’.

Celebrity ‘Something Blue’ Inspo…


Queen B for a cobalt blue manicure as her ‘something blue’, which complimented her dazzling 18-karat Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring.

Chrissy Teigen

Model Chrissy Teigen kept her something blue in a private spot. She reportedly wore Christian Louboutin peep toe heels with a subtle blue lining at her destination wedding in Lake Como to her now husband John Legend.

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Kate Middleton

For the what many would call the royal wedding of century, Middleton kept things simple and minimalistic when it came to her ‘something blue’ – a blue ribbon was sewn into her Alexander McQueen wedding dress to honour the tradition.

Christina Applegate

The actress and comedienne carried a bouquet of white lilies and lavender blossoms for her subtle yet effective ‘something blue’, which was designed by renowned Brooklyn-based florist Jeanne Costello when she married her ex-husband Johnathon Schaech.

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