An increasingly popular way for brides to pay tribute to this wedding tradition is to have blue thread stitched into your gown. Of course, if you’ve dreamt up an all-white wedding dress, the thread needn’t be visible to anyone but you. Why not ask your designers to sew a line of something blue into the downside of your bodice or the hem of your skirt? On a day when you and your partner are hot in the spotlight, a secretive little blue thread might be comforting for the shy little girl hiding inside us all.
On the other hand, if you are looking for something to keep private between you and your partner, why not wear pale blue underwear beneath your gown or invest in a lacy blue garter. Be sure to opt for paler shades with this one though, or it mightn’t end up being as private as you’d hoped.
A simple and fun way to weave a splash of something blue into your look is to play around with shades of make up and accessories. Team a pair of cobalt heels with your ivory gown for an edgy lift and a fashion-forward look. Paint your nails for a subtle hint of colour or opt for jewellery accented in blue – think sapphire, topaz and aquamarine in classic or antique costume rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
If this colour is not for you, why not handball the custom onto your bridesmaids? Silk bridesmaids dresses in indigo are modest, classic and appropriate through the darker winter nights and sunny blue-sky days. You might even like to ask your groom to tuck a navy pocket square into his suit jacket if you feel the colour will match him better than it does you.
If you admire the notion of tradition, but you prefer your blues in the background, then you can always incorporate your something blue into your reception décor. For table settings, you might like to include blue linen napkins or blue printed place cards. For guest bomboniere you could mix pale blue marshmallows with blueberry macaroons or aqua personalized rock candy. You could opt for blue flower arrangements with tulips, hydrangeas or irises or simply select a blue ribbon to bind together your wedding bouquets.There are endless ways to weave a hint of something blue into your wedding celebrations. Be sure to choose an approach that best reflects your couple.