24.05.2022

Something blue ideas, from chic minimalist jewellery to floral hair accessories

There are easy ways to incorporate something blue into your special day if you’re really embracing the DIY wedding.

But let’s be honest, not everybody wants to bulk buy sheets of navy blue card and work on their calligraphy skills just to make the place cards. Or somehow learn to make impeccable paper delphiniums out of blue tissue for the table settings.

So, we searched high and low for the best items to quickly and easily add ‘something blue‘ to your wedding, minus the faff, time and stress of getting crafty. Some are small, discreet details – such as dainty charms to tie to your bouquet, or chic minimalist jewellery (this Otiumberg opal huggie is one of our favourite ‘something blue’ picks).

Incorporating ‘something blue’ into your wedding is a centuries-old tradition. It stems from the old English rhyme that dates back to the 1800s: “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe”, which sees couples adding each element to bring luck on the big day. Specifically, ‘something blue’ represents purity, love, and fidelity.

But you’ll also find more obvious ideas here if blue fits particularly well with your wedding’s colour scheme. You could, for instance, go for blue bridesmaid dresses, or work seasonal blue flowers and foliage into your bouquets and floral arrangements (the pretty blue hydrangeas in this Interflora bouquet complement the pink sweet peas and orange roses perfectly).

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