Blue is one of the most timeless and versatile wedding colors, and according to the Pantone Color Institute, we can expect to see a whole lot more of this cool, tranquil hue in the months to come. The organization named "Classic Blue" as its 2020 Color of the Year, and it's a spot-on pick if you're recently engaged and starting to think about your wedding color palette. To prove just how amazing this color (or any shade of blue) looks in every situation, we've chosen our favorite blue wedding ideas that will help spark your imagination if you're wondering how to incorporate it into your big day. From deep navy and sapphire hues, to lighter shades of blue like cornflower, sky, and powder, we'll take this pretty color any way we can get it.
Take a look at these blue wedding ideas to see all the different ways you can use the color.
Not engaged yet? Or looking for wedding day statement jewelry? A blue gemstone ring, whether it's a sapphire, diamond, or aquamarine, does not disappoint. Plus, this style is princess-approved—The Duchess of Cambridge famously wears Princess Diana's sapphire engagement ring, and The Duchess of Sussex wore an aquamarine cocktail ring for her wedding reception.
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A blue watercolor motif is classic yet whimsical at the same time. When you add gold foil details, the end result is *chef's kiss*.
Your bridal shoes don't have to be a neutral color—in fact, your shoes are one of the easiest ways to add a bold element to your wedding outfit. Blue suede heels are a stunningly elegant option.
Invest in a nice ring box to use on your wedding day and treasure for years to come. Not only will you use the box during your ceremony if you're exchanging rings, but your photographer can add it to their detail shots when they're capturing your stationery suite, accessories, flower arrangements, etc.
Have your wedding florist wrap any boutonnieres in a velvet blue ribbon for a luxurious take on this trendy color.
Colorful vow books are one of the prettiest—and easiest—blue wedding ideas to pull off. Why read your heartfelt vows from your phone or a stray piece of paper when you can write them in a special journal instead?
If you're surprising your guests with welcome boxes, blue satin bows are a chic way to dress up plain white boxes in a flash.
We're totally on board with rocking colorful hair on your wedding day, and this bride's ombré blue tresses are giving us modern mermaid vibes.
Getting ready outfits
Blue button-down shirts are cute and comfortable if you want your bridesmaids to match for those must-have getting ready photos.
If you really want to turn heads, wear a blue lace wedding dress, like this breathtaking fit-and-flare gown. A nude lining brings balance to the overall style and makes the blue really pop.
We love long, trailing ribbons tied to bouquet stems. Ask your florist to add a few to your bouquet so that it stands out from the rest in group photos.
Having a black tie wedding? Matching navy blue bridesmaid dresses are an alternative to your gals wearing black or neutral colors.
If your wedding style is more casual, a mix-and-match palette for your bridesmaid dresses is one of our favorite blue wedding ideas. Stick to three or four shades, max.
Your seamstress can give your wedding dress a bit of "something blue" by embroidering your initials and wedding date onto the underside of the hem.
Matching blue suits instantly make your wedding party look put-together (case in point: this stylish crew). They're a great option for a casual or semi-formal dress code.
As the groom, a patterned bow tie is a fun way to let your personality shine through on the wedding day. This blue floral print option screams spring or summer wedding.
Who knew that paper parasols could turn out to be one of the coolest blue wedding ideas? These star-adorned parasols are straight out of our celestial wedding dreams.
Did you know that there are only a handful of naturally blue flowers? Delphinium (seen here) is one of the prettiest options, and it can be used to create a stunning ceremony arch or arranged in tall bunches to line your aisle.
Blue tassels add a playful, bohemian vibe to handwritten escort cards.
In line with the grandmillennial trend, chinoiserie vases are about to have a huge moment at weddings. These vintage pieces are no-brainers when it comes to blue wedding ideas—you can rent them from most wedding decor companies or source them yourself from thrift stores.
For a rustic, eclectic look, use mis-matched bottles and vases in various blue hues to make your centerpieces.
While bare reception tables have become a mainstream wedding trend, there's something about lush table linens that we can't resist. Drape your tables in different shades of blue and let the fabric pool on the floor to achieve an ultra-romantic look.
Add gray-blue paint to the backs of acrylic table numbers to enhance the calligraphy.
Even if your overall wedding tablescape is relatively neutral, you can bring in pops of blue by adding colored glassware to each place setting.
Another blue wedding idea we love for your tabletops? Colored plates! Tie the look together with individual dip-dye menus and blue fabric napkins.
Wedding sign ideas most often feature white or black calligraphy, but this sign with blue hand-lettering is here to make you think twice before going neutral.
Whether you're treating your guests to macarons, cookies, or cupcakes with sugary toppers, we'd have to argue that edible ink is one of the best inventions to ever happen to wedding desserts. Macarons decorated with gorgeous calligraphy are wedding favors that your guests won't be able to resist.
Serve a painted wedding cake for a blue wedding idea that's also totally on-trend for 2020.