Something Blue

You’ve all heard of the bridal tradition of ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’, right? As the story goes, a brides is supposed to adorn herself with something from each of these categories for good luck on her special day. I was originally going to write a fun little post on each of the four components, but ultimately realized the first three were pretty easy (especially since most brides are donning a new dress, shoes, jewelry – you name it). If you’re searching for Something Old ideas, check out vintage stores or pop over to Etsy to pick up antique charmers like a brooch for your bouquet or a sparkly hair piece. As for Something Borrowed? Survey your friends and family for accessories; a pretty diamond bracelet, beaded clutch, or sentimental family heirloom can be the perfect touch to finish off your look.

Now, one of the areas many brides struggle with (it seems) is the Something Blue. I’ve seen a whole host of ideas, but I thought it was time I round some Something Blue gift ideas up for myself. If you’re the Maid of Honour or Mother of the Bride – take note and suggest one of these to your bride-to-be.

Victoria's Secret Bridal Thong PantyBridal Thong Panty – $18.50 @ Victoria’s Secret
Here’s a hint: your ‘Something Blue’ doesn’t have to be visible to the naked eye! If you’re *not* wearing a formfitting dress, a cute pair of briefs emblazoned with a rhinestone promise can make for a cheeky surprise once the festivities have wound down. In fact, many of the friends I surveyed with the lingerie route when incorporating a ‘Blue’ into their ensemble.

Something Blue Nail Polish Julep‘Something Blue’ Nail Polish – $14 @ Julep
It doesn’t get much more bridal than a nail polish that’s perfectly named for this longstanding tradition. A perfect shade of jewelry box blue, bring a bottle of this pretty polish to your pre-wedding pedicure for a subtle yet noticeable way of showing your blue streak. Plus, you’ll still have fun wearing it well after the big day.

Something Blue Wedding Garter Vintage

Something Blue Vintage Wedding Garter Set – $21.28 @ Simply Kate Grace
One of the more classic ways to incorporate blue is through your wedding garter. I absolutely love these vintage-inspired sets featuring ivory roses and beads for a special keepsake. Best of all, each garter set comes with two pieces – one of you to keep, and one for your hubby to toss to a lucky gent in attendance. It’s yet another way to keep the tradition going while also keeping it more on the private side. Something Blue ShoesGlint ‘Radiance’ Pump – $130 @ Nordstrom
Blue Crochet Women’s Classics – $70 @ Toms
It seemed like a cop out to separate these two since they are two sides of the same blue coin, but I also couldn’t decide which pair was more adorable. For all you glam goddesses, these satin pumps are finished with a touch of pristine bridal sparkle so you can shimmy all night. Bonus: the reasonable heel makes them extra manageable. Meanwhile if you’re on the Toms train in terms of donning the trendy-yet-comfy shoes on your wedding day, these blue crochet beauties are the perfect blend of elegant and breezy. A great choice if you want to change out of those aching heels for your reception.

Something Blue Ribbon AnkletSomething Blue Ribbon Wedding Anklet – $15.96 @ Arte Di Amore
So confession time – part of my rationale for doing this post was to round of some of my most favourite ‘blue’ ideas so I could pick one for my own wedding, and this pretty and elegant anklet is what I chose! First, a history lesson. Have you ever heard of a ‘ribbon pull’? It’s an old Victorian tradition where members of the bridal party pull charms that have been embedded under the bottom layer of the wedding cake. Each charm has a special meaning, and makes for an extra special keepsake. Designer Jennifer Miller wanted the bride to have a ribbon pull of her own, so she designed this elegant and timeless ‘I Do’ anklet to preserve two traditions in one simple accessory. Genius!

Still not finding the perfect Something Blue? Here’s a few other rapid fire ideas for you to look into:
Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings – jewelry of any kind, really!
– A blue-tinted crinoline to keep your dress poufy while showing a hint of the colour with every step
– A blue clutch to stash your mirror and bridal touch-up kit
– Blue ‘I Do’ shoe stickers
– A blue hair comb or accessory
– Special touches like embroidering a blue patch into your dress, or a message onto your veil
– Cheap & cheerful idea: a blue ribbon wrapped around your bouquet

Anyway, I’ve got Something Blue to share with you: a pretty ribbon anklet for a bride-to-be (or friend of one) from Arte Di Amore! Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment by August 16th with your favourite featured ‘Something Blue’ idea.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around August 17th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Pin these five ‘Blue’ ideas to a board on Pinterest, leave links back to your pins, and earn yourself up to five bonus entries (one per item).

51 Responses to “Something Blue”
  1. Joan G says:

    I like the Blue Crochet Women’s Classics – they look so comfortable.

  2. diane p says:

    I like the Glint Radiance Pump. Very pretty.

  3. Leah says:

    I like the something blue julep nail polish

  4. Julie G. says:

    The Glint Radiant Pump is an eye catcher!

  5. Taps says:

    I like the Blue Crochet Women’s Classics. so classy

  6. Grace F says:

    I love the Something Blue Vintage Wedding Garter Set and the Something Blue Ribbon Wedding Anklet by Arte Di Amore sure is unique. And I love the concept of the ‘ribbon pull’!

  7. cookie3 says:

    The Bridal thong panty is cute & so cheeky.

  8. Amy Ostash says:

    Love the nail polish as that is what i did. But all really good ideas.

  9. beewbedard says:

    Love the Something Blue Vintage Wedding Garter Set

  10. i love this my daughter is getting married soon and your always looking for something blue and these are unique items it would be hard to choose just one

  11. Maria G says:

    love the pumps!

  12. Louise says:

    The Glint Radiant Pump is very nice!

  13. Lori says:

    I love the anklet!

  14. Cody Schauerte says:

    Woo! Please!

  15. Pat B says:

    The blue crochet Tom’s are pretty sweet!

  16. Katharine says:

    I love the Tom’s

  17. pea57 says:

    I just love the Something Blue nail polish!!!

  18. Gisele says:

    Love the color blue

  19. Lauralee says:

    I like the something blue nail polish

  20. Kimberley says:

    I love the Glint Radiance Pump. Great ideas!

  21. Jamie says:

    I LOVE the something blue ribbon wedding anklet! so pretty!

  22. Bailey Dexter says:


  23. danceronhill says:

    I love the Something Blue nail polish

  24. Wanda Bergman says:

    My favourite is: Blue Crochet Women’s Classics – $70 @ Toms

  25. Jessica L. says:

    My favorite blue item are the Blue crochet Women’s Classic Toms

  26. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I admire the Glint Radiant pumps–gorgeous!

  27. Linda Peters says:

    the Something Blue Nail Polish from Julep looks nice

  28. Jenna Pealow says:

    I love the blue garters.

  29. jennine dipaolo says:

    I love the i do anklet, so pretty

  30. CLC says:

    The blue nail polish is great.

  31. Bonnie says:

    Love’n the Blue Toms, very nice

  32. Sean Pynaert says:

    The wedding anklet looks cute.

  33. Cheri Gallant says:

    I love the blue shoes! And here are my pins:

  34. Julia says:

    I like the something blue wedding ribon anklet best. I’ve always loved anklets, and I also love anything with ribbon in it. There’s something sort of sweet and old fashioned about this that I like very much.

  35. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the crochet shoes

  36. Savanah says:

    Love the Something Blue Vintage Wedding Garter Set

  37. Alison K says:

    My favourite featured ‘Something Blue’ idea is the “‘Something Blue’ Nail Polish – $14 @ Julep”, great colour!

  38. joyce s. says:

    I like that ankle bracelet. Simple yet cute.

  39. Debbie Petch says:

    I like the Blue Crochet Women’s Classics – $70 @ Toms best.

  40. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    Love it all … just can’t choose! The garter, the nail polish, the anklet, the shoes!!!

  41. Susan says:

    My favourite something blue item is the Something Blue Vintage Wedding Garter Set.

  42. Aaron says:

    Love the Something Blue Vintage Wedding Garter Set

  43. aimee says:

    love the blue crochet shoes

  44. Maegan Morin says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Julep Nail Polish! I have been searching for a blue like that.

  45. Amrit says:

    i enjoy the wedding anklet! its something different that you dont see on very many brides 🙂

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