Something Blue Ideas


A sweet blog reader e-mailed me the other day asking for some help. Her best friend was getting married in just one week and she needed help finding inspiration for her 'Something Blue.' Immediately, lots of lovely ideas popped into my head so I quickly typed them up of to send back. Within a few days I had a response back from said sweet girl, who was so thankful for my e-mail and ideas and surely would be passing them on the her bride-to-be bff. She also had a request for me and it was that I share those ideas here on my blog so that other gorgeous gals could use em for their own inspiration. Now why didn't I think of that? Here it is Jess. And thank you for your smart idea!

• a blue satin bow tied around the bride's leg for a simple yet very pretty alternative to the garter
• a small blue bow sewn into the bottom of the bride's dress, train or in next to the gown's tag
• a vintage blue-hued pin or clip fastened to her bouquet, or even better an adorning satin bow around the stems
• a cute pair of blue lace undies or a white pair with a sewn in blue bow on the back seam
 • a pair of blue earrings, a pearl bracelet with a blue bow tied around the clasp or a blue feathered hair clip
• take a pretty piece of blue vintage fabric and craft your own festive hankerchief
• search vintage stores, websites and etsy to find a beautiful blue clutch to carry around all day
• rock a pretty pair of blue heels under your gown or glue/sew on your own bows with pretty pearl accents
• my fave; rock a pretty blue cocktail dress at the reception and use that as your something blue

For my 'Something Blue' I actually had a custom garter made from Lo at LoBoheme. It was a vintage ivory coloured garter with a pale blue velvet ribbon around the center and a cushion cut diamond broach attached to the center. It was gorgeous and actually fell off my leg halfway through the night dancing! Needless to say, that thing wasn't going home with anyone except me that night :) I'd love to know what you used as your 'Something Blue' my lovelies! Happy Sunday to you all xo

18 Lovely Comments:

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh I want to see that garter! Hmm I actually didn't have a something blue though my ceremony dress had crystals that sometimes reflected blue - that counted right?

Melanie said...

Cute ideas!

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jessica lynn said...

your garter was the perfect touch for your something blue! since you asked in a prev comment, we got married in indy on 9.27.08! i miss that city!!!
xo

Michaela said...

These ideas are all so great! You're so fabulous. I love this picture, too. So serene.

Slamdunk said...

I like your ideas--I hope your friend finds inspiration.

Liz said...

Hey lady! First, I actually didn't do the whole "something old, something new, etc..." I had so many other things to worry about it became one of those things on the to-do list that got cut... Somethings just had to go :)

And about my background, it's actually just one of the ones Blogger offers!

Marcie said...

Love it! This is such a fun post. YOu have fabulous ideas. Love the photo too!

xo M

Krystal said...

You had such great ideas! I think I had a blue garter...

I BLEED PINK said...

I am going to need some of your great ideas!! Make sure to check out my last blog post!

XOXO

Ashley said...

the blue dress at the reception is such an awesome idea. no one would see that coming!

i've been asking my dad for years for tiny blue sapphire earrings for my bday or christmas; if i ever get them i plan on wearing them as my something blue one day.

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Lovely something blue ideas!!! I also really like that bouquet...there is something about simplicity that can be so beautiful!

Liesl :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very cute something blue ideas! I may get some hanky panky I DO panties in their sig. blue color :)

Lori said...

I had a blue bow on my garter ~ kind of boring but oh well! My girlfriend got married Thanksgiving week-end and I talked her into a pedicure with blue polish ~ it was perfect. Your list of ideas are a perfect addition to any bride to be's list.

Lori said...

Another touch of blue I had was sewn inside my dress. I collected a penny from the year I was born, the year Trev was born then the year we were married. I made a little satin pouch and embroidered my initials on it and sewed it inside the crinoline of my dress. I got the idea out of a Martha Stewart Weddings magazine and I loved it.

The Girl said...

If I didn't want to leave that lovelove pin for the special bride, I'd buy it up myself! :)

bailey said...

I love this tradition! I wore a turquoise cuff bracelet of my mom's (so I guess it was my 'borrowed' too!). Turquoise is blue right!? You can sort of see it here: http://traveling-anchor.blogspot.com/2010/05/happily-ever-after.html

These are super cute ideas!

bailey

laviedevi said...

These "blue" ideas are so cute!!

Chayla said...

My something blue was blue nail polish on my toes!