The well-known phrase “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” was coined in England during Victorian times. Each of the “something”s was meant to bring the bride good luck for her wedding day. “I had part of a blue handkerchief from my grandfather sewn into the hem of my dress,” Christy, Ostreum‘s Director of Events, shared.

While some modern couples have decided to forgo these traditions – we don’t blame you! – many still try to incorporate the old, new, borrowed, and blue into their wedding days. There are plenty of ways to include the color blue, many of them subtle, some of them much more obvious. Here are 10 ideas for your “something blue” on your wedding day!

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Sippin’ Pretty

Everyone needs a cute bottle to help hydrate in the morning while getting ready. Pick out a Nalgene, Hydro Flask, Stanley, or Yeti cup to use on your wedding morning. Many can also be personalized with your new last name or monogram.

Our Pick: 32oz Hydro Flask in Rain |


Wrap your bouquet in a light blue ribbon for a pop of color.

Our Pick: Dusty blue ribbon |

Signature Scent

Many of our brides and grooms love to choose a signature scent for their wedding day. Many perfumes include the word “blue,” and we think that should totally count for your “something blue.”

Make a date of it and pick out each other’s wedding day scents together!

Our Pick: DG Light Blue perfume |

With This Ring…

A colored ring box always looks adorable in flatlays.

Our Pick: DesignSter Hexagon Ring Box |

Two Words: Kendra Scott

Every Texan knows that Austin, TX native Kendra Scott’s jewelry is a staple of a Texan’s wardrobe. Why not make your “something blue” something you can wear again and again after your wedding day?

Our Pick: Kendra Scott Elaina bracelet, Elisa necklace in Light Blue Illusion |,

Boogie Shoes

A pair of baby blue shoes make for the cutest peak of color under your dress!

Our Pick: Noelle Low Block Heel |


Want your “something blue” to be discreet? “I had a blue garter,” says Kristen, our Director of First Impressions.

Our Pick: GARGALA Wedding Garter Set in sky blue

A Blue Mani

An easy way to include “something blue” on your wedding day is with a gorg blue mani. With so many shades of blue nail polish out there, you’re sure to find the perfect shade for your wedding day style!

Our Pick: OPI Nail Lacquer in Gelato on my Mind |

Make it Blue

At our sister venue, #BRIKbride Emma wore shades of blue throughout her whole wedding – including her adorable vintage wedding dress! Monochrome weddings are trending right now – why not make it blue?

Our Pick: Satin robe in Airy Blue |


Anyone wearing a suit can easily incorporate the color blue. A blue tie, pin, jacket, socks… the opportunities are endless!

Our Pick: Kebocis Blue Floral Necktie |

Those are our 10 Ideas for Your “Something Blue”! Are you going to incorporate something blue into your wedding day? Tell us how in the comments!

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10 Ideas for Your “Something Blue”

November 18, 2022

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