We all love a tradition or two, and when it comes to weddings, there are plenty to choose from. Throwing the bouquet, cutting the cake and having 'something blue' with you as you walk down the aisle are all sweet touches on the wedding day, but what if you wanted to give your marital rituals a modern twist?
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The colour blue is said to represent love and fidelity, which is why brides have carried 'something blue' with them on their wedding day for centuries. If you fancy updating this age-old tradition, here are eight unique ideas for you.
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Blue wedding shoes
For years brides have gone for cream, ivory, white or gold shoes but choosing blue shoes is another great way of getting your 'something blue' in whilst subtly accessorising your dress. These slingback Zara heels are a lovely, delicate shade of blue that would complement the OPI nail polish perfectly if you went for both. Hey, it's your wedding day – why not?
Manolo Blahnik blue shoes, £797.00, Selfridges
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A blue manicure
A lot of brides opt for neutral and natural tones of nail polish on their wedding day, but why not break the mould and go for a shade of blue? If bright and bold isn't your thing then there are plenty of great options like this OPI shade called Ring Bare-er. If the colour doesn't win you over, then the name should do.
O.P.I Ring Bare-Er, £14.23, Amazon
A blue ring (maybe for your other hand!)
How beautiful is this Leo With Love ring? The two-open spiral ring set has rings that can be worn separately or can fit within one another. The largest stone is a Sky Blue Topaz stone paired with a Cubic Zirconia on the other end. The second ring features a milky Opal and smaller Sky Blue Topaz.
Blue ring set, price on request, Leo With Love
A 'Blue' classic noughties hit
All Rise to the occasion with a track or two from this early noughties boy band that everybody loves. If you were a fan of them back in the day, add a couple of their songs to your post-ceremony playlist – it's sure to have everyone up on their feet and heading to the dancefloor.
Best of Blue, £5.19, Amazon
Blue earrings for your wedding day
As proven by brides-to-be Lady Diana Spencer and Kate Middleton, there's nothing more timeless than a sapphire ring, but if your engagement ring is a bit more subtle than the famous royal gem, you could opt for some sapphire earrings to add delicate touches of blue to your wedding day. The great thing about wedding day jewellery is that you can wear the pieces again and again, even after the big day is over.
Blue Peacock Teal Earrings, £22, NotOnTheHighStreet
Blue flowers can make a lovely addition to a classic floral bouquet. Whether it's a natural blue or roses dyed in your shade of choice, this is another great way to add your 'something blue'. Why not have your flowers pressed and framed as a keepsake too?
12 blue roses, from £39.99, Blossoming Gifts
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Blue ribbons for bouquets
If you like a classic look when it comes to floral bouquets, a dash of blue in the form of a ribbon would work perfectly. It's a simple and affordable way to get your 'something blue' into your day without it detracting from your wedding look.
Blue Ribbon, £3.99, Amazon
Blue wedding car
We haven't all got a blue Jaguar E-Type sitting on the driveway like Harry and Meghan, but when choosing your wedding car, why not go for a shade of blue and arrive like a royal? If you go for the classic cream or black, you could always decorate the bonnet with blue wedding ribbons.
Blue personalised Just Married sign, £15, Etsy
Blue hair accessories
Whether you wear your hair down or opt for an up-do, a subtle hair accessory is a great way to incorporate that 'something blue' into your wedding day look. This beautiful blue hair comb is the perfect touch of blue without feeling as though it's too much.
Blue Crystal Wedding Hair Comb, £85, NotOnTheHighStreet
A blue phone case
Now, this is a modern idea - how about an uber stylish protector for your prized possession on your wedding day. No, not the groom - your phone!
Blue phone case, £117, Native Dubai
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