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29 Versatile Ways to Use Blue In Your Wedding Decor

This classic color is more adaptable than you think. Check out these blue wedding theme ideas for easy ways to incorporate it into your color scheme, no matter your style.

boho wedding tablescape with blue floral print paper fans, rattan place mats, and bright pink and orange centerpieces

From laid-back beach weddings to glamorous ballroom receptions, blue is one of the most versatile and elegant wedding colors. Last year, it even got a stamp of approval from Pantone, which named "classic blue" as the Color of the Year, solidifying this hue's status as a great pick for your wedding color palette. While dark shades like navy and indigo are typically associated with formal wedding aesthetics, lighter versions, like dusty blue and teal are perfect for whimsical and boho themes. To prove just how pretty this popular wedding color looks in every situation, we're sharing our favorite blue wedding theme ideas that will inspire you to incorporate it into your own wedding color scheme.

What color goes with blue for a wedding? 

The great thing about using blue as a wedding color is that it can be as bold or as understated as you want it to be. Dark blue wedding colors, like midnight blue and navy blue, will add a sophisticated look to your overall color palette and act as base tones if you pair them with brighter colors (like red, for example). Pastel shades of blue, like sky blue and French blue, bring an airy, romantic element to your color palette—perfect for a spring wedding, an outdoor venue, or creating a more casual feel. Navy blue and white is one of the most popular color combos for a nautical wedding theme, while a baby blue and blush pink wedding color palette is a favorite for rustic themes. Bright teal is a fun color choice if you want a lively, tropical wedding aesthetic

Blue Wedding Theme Ideas

Ready to start bookmarking wedding inspiration? Use these blue wedding color ideas to get started for your big day.

cushion-cut blue engagement ring with yellow gold double halo setting and thin pave band

Blue engagement ring

It doesn't matter if you're browsing potential engagement ring ideas or looking for wedding day statement jewelry—a blue gemstone ring is always a show-stopper. Plus, blue rings are 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.

blue and white watercolor wedding invitation with gold foil border

Invitations by Minted

Watercolor wedding invitations

A blue watercolor motif is a classic yet whimsical option for your wedding invitations. If you're going with a blue and gold wedding color combo, add metallic gold foil details to the invites or envelopes.

blue open-toe suede jimmy choo heels

Blue wedding shoes

Your bridal shoes don't have to be a neutral color—in fact, your shoes are one of the simplest ways to add flair and interest to your wedding outfit. Royal blue suede heels are the perfect balance between bold and classic.

navy blue ring box against a backdrop of calligraphy wedding invitations

Blue wedding ring box

Invest in a velvet 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 and wedding flat lays when they're capturing your stationery suite, accessories, flower arrangements, etc.

collection of succulent wedding boutonnieres with stems wrapped in teal velvet ribbon

Blue boutonniere ribbons

Ask your florist to wrap wedding boutonnieres in velvet blue ribbons to add a pop of color to any suit or groomsman outfit.

blue his and hers wedding vow books surrounded by pink roses

Wedding vow books

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 scrap piece of paper when you can write them in a special journal instead?  

white wedding welcome boxes decorated with light blue satin bows

Wedding welcome boxes

If you're surprising your guests with welcome boxes or bags (a nice gesture if people are traveling from out of town), blue satin bows are a chic way to dress up plain white boxes in a flash.  

bride with teal and navy blue ombre hair wearing a greenery and yellow flower crown

Blue wedding hair

If you normally dye your hair a vibrant color, don't feel like you need to tone it down just for your wedding day. This bride's light blue ombré hairstyle is giving us modern mermaid vibes.

bride wearing white plaid shirt poses with bridesmaids wearing navy blue flannel button downs

Bridesmaid button-down shirts

Popular for fall weddings and rustic weddings, blue flannel button-down shirts are cute and comfortable if you want your bridesmaids to match for those must-have getting ready photos.

light blue tulle ball gown with skirt made from micro-ruffles and dramatic train
Courtesy of Ines Di Santo

Dress by Ines Di Santo

Blue wedding dress

If you really want to turn heads, wear a blue wedding dress for your special day. A ruffled tulle ball gown like this one will bring your fairytale wedding dreams to life.

bride and bridesmaid holding bouquets with long blue and white ribbons

Wedding bouquet ribbons

We love long, trailing ribbons tied to bouquet stems. Ask your florist to add a few ribbons to the main wedding bouquet so that it stands out from the rest in group photos.

bride stands with her bridesmaids wearing navy blue matching floor-length gowns

Dark blue bridesmaid dresses

Having a black tie wedding? Matching navy blue bridesmaid dresses are a chic alternative to black or neutral-colored gowns.

bridesmaids wearing mismatched dresses in light blue colors hold bouquets of baby's breath

Mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses

If your wedding style is more casual, a mix-and-match palette for your bridesmaid dresses is one of our favorite blue wedding theme ideas. Stick to three or four shades, max.

bride lifts up hem of wedding dress skirt embroidered with initials in a heart and wedding date in blue thread

Blue wedding gown embroidery

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.  

groom stands with four groomsmen who are wearing matching royal blue suits

Blue groomsmen suits

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.

groom wearing a navy blue suit and blue gingham button-down shirt accessorized with blue and white floral print bow tie

Blue floral bow tie

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.

bride and groom stand in front of DIY wedding backdrop made from blue paper parasols painted with gold stars

Parasol wedding backdrop

Who knew that simple paper parasols could turn out to be one of the coolest decor ideas for a blue wedding theme? These star-adorned parasols are straight out of our celestial wedding dreams.

bride and groom smile at each other while standing under handmade wooden arch decorated with blue delphinium

Wedding ceremony arch

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. Other blue wedding flowers include hydrangeas, irises, thistle, allium, forget-me-nots, and scabiosa.

wall of wedding escort cards shaped like mini bunting flags decorated with light blue tassels
LVL Weddings & EventsShannon Kirsten Photography

Wedding escort cards

Light blue tassels add a playful, bohemian vibe to handwritten escort cards.

basket of koozies on a wedding favor table decorated with blue and white chinoiserie vases

Chinoiserie vase decor

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.

two upholstered arm chairs with navy blue velvet fabric at outdoor wedding lounge area

Midnight blue velvet chairs

Furniture rentals are another way to include pops of blue in your wedding decorations. Use a pair of vintage blue velvet arm chairs in a wedding lounge or at your head wedding table.

rustic wedding centerpiece with mismatched blue and gold glass bottles, greenery, and votive candles on a hand-cut wooden slab

Wedding centerpieces

For an eclectic look that fits right in with a rustic wedding aesthetic, use mismatched blue bottles, vases, and greenery to complete your centerpieces.

romantic wedding table setup with white tablecloth, light blue table runner, blue taper candles in gold candle sticks, and oversized greenery centerpiece

Ethereal wedding tablecloths 

While bare reception tables have become a major wedding trend, there's something about the look of 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 effect like this.

acrylic wedding table number with white calligraphy

Wedding table numbers

Adding gray-blue paint to the backs of acrylic table numbers will make the calligraphy stand out even more.

blue and white wedding tablescape with greenery centerpiece

Drink glassware

Even if your overall wedding tablescape is relatively neutral, you can bring in pops of blue by adding colorful glassware to each place setting.

blue and white patterned dinner plate with blue watercolor menu card and oyster shell place card

Wedding place settings

Another blue wedding idea we love for your tabletops: Colored and patterned plates. Tie the look together with individual dip-dye menus and blue fabric napkins.

banner-style wedding chair sign with same team written in blue calligraphy

Wedding chair signage

How cute is this sign for your chairs? Writing "same team" in light blue hand-lettering is a sweet, simple, and stylish way to add a personal touch to your reception decor.

macarons decorated with names written in calligraphy using bright teal edible ink

Calligraphy macarons

Whether you're treating your guests to macarons, cookies, or cupcakes with wafer 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 blue calligraphy are wedding favors that your guests won't be able to resist. 

three-tier cake decorated with white and teal fondant stripes, orange ranunculus flowers

Blue striped wedding cake

Bold wedding cakes are back, and this three-tier creation decorated with teal fondant stripes will definitely make a statement on your dessert table.