The Modern “Something Blue Before I Do” Bridal Shower

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While many bridal shower customs have stood the test of time, there’s always room to add a modern twist and breathe new life into age-old traditions. One such tradition is the concept of “something blue,” which symbolizes purity, love, and fidelity. 

In this guide, we’ll explore how to throw a “Something Blue Before I Do” bridal shower with a contemporary twist on the Something Blue theme, covering everything from bridal shower invitations to favors.

Invitations to a Something Blue Shower

To set the tone for the event, we suggest using invitations that reflect the theme. You might consider elegant blue and white designs or subtle touches of blue in the form of color accents or floral motifs. There are so many ways of including this theme, depending on your desired style.

Encourage guests to dress in hues of blue to enhance the unified aesthetic of the event. Be sure to include RSVP details, location, and any special instructions, such as dietary preferences or gift registries, ensuring a seamless experience for all involved.

Chic Bridal

Chic Bridal Invitation

Bold Letters

Bold Letters Invitation

Minimal Modern

Minimal Modern Invitation

Hand Drawn Bouquet

Hand Drawn Bouquet Invitation

“Something Blue” Bridal Shower Decorations

Transform your venue with a burst of blue hues through thoughtful decorations. You can create a cohesive, monochromatic look by using serving dishes, napkins, and runners. Use vases and candles at a variety of heights to create an even greater impact. 

blue florals decor

To add a natural yet chic touch to the decor, you can incorporate freshness with blue florals such as hydrangeas, delphiniums, cornflowers, or blue thistles. You can also adorn candles or glassware with a blue ribbon to create an atmosphere that is both modern and inviting.

blue candle decor

There are a lot of unique decorative items in blue that you can use to add a playful touch of color. You don’t have to limit yourself to a traditional white and navy porcelain Southern vibe! Feel free to experiment with fun and bold patterns to match your bride’s style. 

Haven’t nailed down a specific style yet? Have the bride take this quiz to help set you down the right path! And use our ideas below as inspiration.

Welcome Sign

Welcome Sign Something Blue

Block Print Table Runner

Block Print Table Runner

Blue Photo Banner

Blue Photo Banner

Mixed Candles

from pale blue to dark bule candles

Bud Vase

bud vase
daisies dyed in blue

MODERN MOH TIP: Dye your flowers to get the perfect color! A day or so before the shower, put food coloring in warm water with the flowers and let it filter and bleed into the petals – works best with white florals, Roses, Daisies, Baby’s Breath. Or if you’re short on time, grab a can of spray paint for a fun blue pop in your florals!

Food Fit For a Blue Bride-to-be

Blue foods can be hard to find, but don’t worry! Instead, get inspired by your serving dishes and platters, as well as fun displays for your culinary spread that pay tribute to the “Something Blue” theme.

Blue Rose Cutting Board

Blue Rose Cutting Board

Heavy Duty Plastic Utensils

Heavy Duty Plastic Utensils

No bridal shower is complete without a tempting spread of desserts to satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth. Serve classic desserts with a modern twist and a specialty dessert that showcases the theme in a creative way. 

something blue desserts

An impressive blue ombre cake can serve as the centerpiece of your dessert spread. To complement the cake, you can offer an assortment of bite-sized treats with a variety of flavors and textures. Think custom cookies, beautiful blue macaroons, or decadent white chocolate cake pops for a fun spin on classic dessert.

Spinach Puffs

Spinach Puffs

Salami, cheese and Olive Skewers

Salami, cheese and Olive Skewers

Blue Macarons

Blue Macarons

Blue Panna Cotta

Blue Panna Cotta

Petit Fours

Petit Fours

Something Blue Before I Do Drinks

A “Something Blue Before I Do” bridal shower theme is perfect for serving a themed signature drink or mocktail! Not only will it keep your guests hydrated and in good spirits, but will also add to the overall visuals. 

A refreshing jasmine elderflower daiquiri or an enchanted blue lagoon-looking cocktail like a Blue Lassi are perfect signature options. 

Jasmine Elderflower Daiquiri

Jasmine Elderflower Daiquiri

Blue Lassi Cocktail

Blue lassi drink for a Something Blue Before I Do Bridal Shower

To enhance the visual appeal, we suggest creating a designated drink station with blue-hued glassware, decorative straws, and fresh fruit garnishes. And for minimal effort with a high impact, try setting out blue bottled water!

Butterfly Pea flower powders

MODERN MOH TIP: Butterfly Pea flower powders and teas create a really beautiful blue hue, steep them to create a base for cocktails or color for desserts for your something blue-themed wedding shower!

“Something Blue” Games & Activities

Keep the fun going with “Something Blue”-themed games that encourage guests to socialize and have a good time. Set up a “Pin the Ring” game. Blindfolded and spinning, guests try to pin small blue rings to an image of a bride. This game is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, especially after a few blue drinks!

Or play a round of Mingle Bingo, having guests find matches for a space on a card to get a bingo. This activity is an excellent icebreaker that will encourage interaction and build bridges between the families you are uniting. 

The “Why Do We Do That?” trivia game is another great one fitting to the theme and that will be full of A-ha! Moments. Hand out cute blue pens for guests to fill in their answers!

Remember to tailor the activities to suit the preferences and personalities of your guests for maximum enjoyment.

Pin the Ring on the Bride

Pin the Ring on the Bride

Mingle Bingo

Mingle Bingo

Wedding Tradition Game

Wedding Tradition Game

Blue Pens

Blue Pens

Blue Game Prizes

Reward your enthusiastic and involved participants with thoughtful prizes that tie into the ‘Something Blue’ theme. Consider gifting items such as a trinket dish, phone chains, or a blue-themed craft like this solar art kit – it’s basically magic!

Daisy Phone Chain

Daisy Phone Chain

Something Blue-Themed Favors

Give your guests a themed gift to take home, like miniature bottles of blue-labelled Prosecco or champagne with a blue bracelet and a thank you tag.

Mini Prosecco Bottles

Mini Prosecco Bottles

Thank you Tag

Thank you tag

Or how about a play on words with custom mints? Or gorgeous blue hydrangea soaps? These gestures will leave a lasting impression and serve as a memento of the celebration. 

Blue Crew Bracelets

Blue Crew Bracelets

Blue Hydrangea Soap

Blue Hydrangea Soap

Mint to Be Mints

MODERN MOH TIP: For something different, you can host a permanent jewelry bar or hire a vendor to set up shop and create a fun and memorable unique favor for your guests.

Gifts for a Something Blue Bridal Shower

Show your love and support with gifts that the guest of honor will love and will be used beyond the planning and wedding festivities. For example, a memory foam travel pillow in a calming shade of blue will provide comfort and style during their travels. Especially for long flights to a honeymoon destination long deserved!

Or perhaps gift her a scented candle in a beautiful blue vessel that can be reused after burning. The bride absolutely deserves to relax after all the hard work she’s put into wedding planning! That’s why we also suggest treating her to a luxuriously soft robe, in her favorite shade of blue. Maybe add an extra-special touch with the new last name stitched in that the bride-to-be will cherish.

These thoughtful gifts cater to her practical needs and serve as reminders of the love and support surrounding her as she embarks on a new chapter in her life.

Travel Set

Travel Set

Cotton Robe

Cotton Robe

Don’t Forget Blue Outfits and Accessories

Remember to ask your guests to incorporate shades of blue into their outfits and accessories to really bring the theme to life! For outfit inspiration, we suggest a long, romantic blue gown or a navy strapless dress. Or accessorize with blue heels, clutches, or scarves for a more subtle nod to the theme. 

Cobalt Dress

Cobalt Dres

Classic Backless

Classic Backless

Romantic Blue

Romantic Blue

For the bride, a beautiful blue bow can complement her bridal wear, and maybe a fun blue manicure would be a great addition! 

Satin Bow

Satin Bow

HABIT Polish

HABIT Polish

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a Something Blue-themed bridal shower for?

A Something Blue Before I Do bridal shower is perfect for those who appreciate tradition with a modern twist. It’s a wonderful option for brides-to-be who want to add symbolism, elegance, and creativity to their celebration. Whether it’s a nod to tradition or simply a love for the color blue, this theme provides a beautiful way to celebrate the bride’s journey to the altar.

When should you have a Something Blue bridal shower?

A Something Blue-themed bridal shower is perfect for celebrating the upcoming nuptials and can be hosted at any time leading up to the big day. Any time of year can work, but spring and summer will allow more opportunities to add natural blue colors with in-season flowers.

Infusing the pre-wedding festivities with the symbolism and elegance of the ‘Something Blue’ tradition will create cherished memories as the wedding day draws near.

Where can you have a Something Blue-themed wedding shower?

You have the flexibility to choose from a range of locations that cater to both the bride’s personal preferences and the size of the guest list. Opting for a private residence of a friend or a cozy home of a family member can create an intimate and personalized setting at the lowest cost. Or a venue rental can accommodate larger gatherings and have additional amenities for a hassle-free event.

Regardless of the setting you choose, the goal is to create a welcoming and stylish atmosphere that embraces the theme with ease.

Final Thoughts …

Hosting a modern twist on the ‘Something Blue’ tradition for a bridal shower is a fantastic opportunity to create a truly unique and memorable celebration. Incorporating the theme into all of your bridal shower ideas, from invitations to decorations, food, drinks, games, and prizes, creates a seamless and memorable day.

By honoring the beloved tradition, you can craft a Something Blue Before I Do Bridal Shower celebration that is both classic and modern.

Something Blue Before I do celebration

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About the Author

Meet Halea Martin, a seasoned events and weddings specialist with nine years of experience in the industry. Halea has mastered the art of event planning and design, from intimate gatherings to extravagant celebrations. Ensuring each project has its own creativity, elegance, and a meticulous dedication to making memorable moments.

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