Something Blue: 23 Unique Ideas and All You Need to Know About the Tradition

Still searching for your something blue? Don't miss our edit of the best ideas for your something blue

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Haven’t found your something blue yet? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place!


We’ve rounded up all the best ideas for your something blue – as well as everything you need to know about the tradition of something blue and what it means.

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Where Does ‘Something Blue’ Come From?

Having something blue comes from the old wedding rhyme – something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. The rhyme dates back to the 1800s and is a little tradition that has stood the test of time – couples try to bring in each of the four elements to bring them luck on their big day.

Can Something Be Borrowed and Blue?

We say why not? We love efficiency! In fact you could have something that is new and blue, old and blue or borrowed and blue.

What Can Be Something Blue for a Wedding?

From something super subtle right through to something bold and attention grabbing, there are so many possibilities for your something blue on your big day, take a look at our list of the best ideas for your something blue.

READ MORE: Wedding Traditions and Their Meanings

23 Unique Something Blue Ideas

If you want to add a touch of tradition to your big day then our list of the best ideas for something blue is here to help you.

Shoe Stickers

Cute shoe stickers are the perfect way to have your own little secret on the big day and also make the perfect something blue. We love these blue ones from Lil Hearts and Crafts.

Wedding Shoes

We love colourful wedding shoes that show a pop of colour beneath your dress. These pastel blue wedding shoes by Rachel Simpson would be a gorgeous choice for your big day and will look amazing in your wedding photos.

READ MORE: Seriously Stunning Blue Wedding Shoes

Bridal Garter

If you want your something blue to remain a subtle secret then a blue wedding garter can be just that. We adore this elegant design from Britten Weddings that is adorned with bluebells.

Wedding Shoe Clips

A glittering shoe clip is a unique idea for your something blue and can transform traditional ivory wedding shoes into something extra special. These vibrant blue shoe clips featured are available from Crown and Glory.


A pair of blue socks will be a fun nod to the tradition of something blue. We love that these blue socks from Alphabet Interiors come in a personalised bag.

SEE MORE: Groom Socks – From Stylish to Silly


Have you thought about your bridal handbag yet? If not then this would be the perfect way to embrace something blue. This blue clutch bag from Katie Loxton is basically perfect!

Wedding Veil

Add a little hint of blue to your bridal look with this blue wedding veil from Crown and Glory – a scattering of blue and iridescent flowers add a subtle flash of colour.

Dress Label

A dress or tie label is a pretty way to personalised your outfit and this gorgeous label from Shannah J Smith can be personalised with your names and wedding date.

Something Blue Pin

This charm pin from Amazon includes everything you need for your something old, new, borrowed and blue. Pinned to the inside of your dress or onto your bouquet, it’s the perfect way to bring you luck.

Lapel Pin

This rose gold and topaz blue pin from Liz Harry Designs could be pinned to the wedding dress, a lapel pin or even on the bouquet.

Blue Wedding Nail Polish

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Forget french manicures, we are all about bright and bold wedding nails this season. Whether you choose a pretty pastel blue or a vibrant flash of cobalt, blue nail polish would be a perfect something blue.

Embroidered Handkerchief

You are bound to shed a few happy tears on the wedding day, instead of a screwed up tissue hidden in your bouquet, opt for a stylish embroidered handkerchief like this one from Amazon.

Bridesmaid Dresses

If you haven’t chosen the colour scheme for your big day yet then blue bridesmaid dresses could be a gorgeous choice. As shown with these gowns from Kelsey Rose – you don’t have to go matchy-matchy and could have a palette of gorgeous blue shades.

READ MORE: Beautiful Blue Bridesmaid Dresses for Your Girls

Wedding Cake

Think outside the box with your something blue by choosing a blue wedding cake. This deep blue single tier cake from Cherry Tree Cakerie would be a gorgeous choice.


Add some vintage style to your bridal look with blue drop earrings. These pretty earrings from Swarovski will add some sparkle to your day.


A blue necklace would be way to make your something blue a part of your bridal look. This white gold and topaz necklace from Goldsmiths is a pale shade of blue that would look stunning against your wedding dress.


A pretty blue bracelet will be a lovely and romantic finishing touch to your bridal look – a blue bracelet would also make a gorgeous gift for the bride. This sapphire blue bracelet alternates blue stones with Swarovski crystals to add the perfect amount of sparkle.


It’s not all about the wedding ring on the big day – you could also add to your jewellery by wearing a gorgeous blue stone stacking ring. We love this one from Monica Vinader, available in a yellow gold, rose gold or sterling silver finish.

Bridal Lingerie

Keep your something blue your own little secret with blue bridal lingerie. The bridal lace side-tie underwear from Gap is a discreet touch of blue for your big day.


These blue cufflinks from Aspinal of London would be a timeless choice for your something blue. They can also be worn again and again to remind you of your special day.

Hair Clip

If you love the idea of wearing flowers in your hair then this floral hair clip from Luna and Wild adds a flash of blue to your wedding hair and fake flowers mean you can keep this clip to wear again and again.

Ring Box

This blue velvet ring box from Flowers For Lola fits three rings so would be perfect to hold your wedding rings and your engagement ring on the big day.

READ MORE: 17 Ring Boxes You Will Cherish

Ring Cushion

Are you having a ring bearer on your big day? Then giving him or her a pale blue ring pillow to carry will be a great way to include something blue. We love this vintage style from Jasmine Love Handmade.


Are you looking for more ideas? Don’t miss our edit of the best ideas for your something borrowed.