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Something Blue

Should you walk down the aisle without something blue? The tradition dates back to the Victorian England, but blue has been a symbol of faithfulness, purity, and loyalty since the days of ancient Rome. Sapphire earrings or a baby blue garter are a sweet and simple way to honor tradition, but bright cobalt nail polish isn’t as rebellious as your Great Aunt Muriel thinks! Before the nineteenth century, blue wedding dresses were far more common than white  gowns. Today, a soft blue dress makes a great "cut the cake" dress option!

Some brides choose to add a blue ribbon to their bouquets or add a blue monogram to their gowns. Unlike some bridal traditions, this is one custom that encourages creativity. Do you prefer teal to indigo? Adore azure, but can’t abide royal blue? Choose navy blue peep-toes or cobalt pumps to complement a more traditional gown.

Check out some of our blue bridal picks below from the Zappos Wedding Shop!

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1. Nina Lyra clutch in French Blue, 2. Caparros Fairfax in Powder Satin, 3. Dogeared Jewels "Something Blue" Necklace, 4. Essie "Borrowed & Blue" Nail Polish, 5. Jane Tran Fancy Satin Headband in Royal Blue, 6. Badgley Mischka Goodie in Navy Satin, 7. Hanky Panky Plus Size Signature Lace Retro Thong, 8. Hanky Pany Blue Ribbon Lace Garter, 9. Kendra Scott Victoria Earrings in Cobalt, 10. Donna Morgan Kaylin Dress in Blue Dusk

Selecting your "something blue" can be a fun express yourself on your big day—not to mention another perfect excuse to get a new pair of shoes and new accessories!

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Mar 14, 2013 at 3:28 am Stephanie208262 said:

I love the idea of being creative with the “something blue” for a wedding. I am definitely nowhere near getting married, but don’t think I’ll be a very traditional bride. I like traditions, but I would like to put a little twist on things and be creative. Light blue nail polish or blue shoes are such a good idea for a bride! I’m always wearing crazy colored nail polish, so I could see myself wearing blue nail polish when I get married one day. Hopefully I’ll come up with something even more creative when the time comes!

Stephanie Bekerman Student Tulane University

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Mar 29, 2014 at 5:31 am Jamie264121 said:

Those blue colors would work great for my friends beach side wedding. I know the bridesmaid will love that outfit! I can't wait for her wedding! So excited!! http://www.blacknbianco.com