5 Unique Ways to Do Your Something Blue
For luck on the wedding day, it’s been traditional to incorporate something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Now, here are five ways to do blue with a twist.
Incorporate It in Your Color scheme
Make blue one of the main colors in the decorations. Everything from table linens; to bouquets; to wedding favors; to the color of the ink on your invitations. In following the 60-30-10 design rule, pick a neutral color, like white, black, grey, or even navy, for 60 percent of the color. Let your “something blue” be a pastel or brighter blue for the 30 to 40 percent. It’ll be tastefully noticeable.
White wedding gowns weren’t always in fashion, but made popular by Queen Victoria. Before she set the trend, colored dresses were normal. Consider making “something blue” your wedding gown. It can be full-on blue, an ombré that blends to white, or just accents on your dress. Think the bow or the sash; a layer of tulle; or embroidery and crystal.
You could also incorporate blue into your jewelry. While jewelry is a pretty standard “something blue,” perhaps you’ll forego the diamond ring in favor of something à la Kate Middleton, whose sapphire engagement ring was the talk of the town.
No one said “something blue” couldn’t be edible. From the wedding cake and desserts to the drinks (Blue Lagoon, Blue Hawaii, Blue Diablo…they’re endless, really), you have options for blue everywhere.
Sparklers may have been a popular exit, but a smoke grenade allows you to add some (blue) color while adding fun and a hint of mystique as you make your final exit.
The “something blue” doesn’t necessarily have to be on you! Maybe you want to leave it to the guys. Blue suits, blue bow ties, blue socks, blue shoes; they have plenty of ways to incorporate blue, too.
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