BRIDES Chicago: Best Places to Unique "Something Blue" Ideas

Chicago, Local, Planning Tips

When it comes to preparing for your wedding, a lot of the tasks can be time-consuming and logistical — let alone a bit stressful. However, when it's finally time to start thinking about your decor, style, and 'somethings,' your 'something blue' is where you can get your creative juices flowing and start to have a little fun. Sure, a blue garter for the reception toss is a flirty and fantastic idea, but there are some Chicago boutiques where you'll find blue options that are truly unique.

Who says your blue can't come from your wedding-day beauty regimen? Bring a bottle of beautiful blue nail polish over to Cowshed Spa inside the trendy Soho House. You can have a luxurious spa manicure and pedicure with your 'maids — and pick a delicate blue shade (we are in love with Essie's appropriately named Borrowed and Blue!). Cowshed also offers Pretty Parties, where you and your bridesmaids can relax and be pampered as a group. Another option is to bring in a tasteful whisper of blue eyeshadow or liner. Find sophisticated choices from Nars and Laura Mercier in posh hues such as Mint Snow and Giove on the first floor of Saks Fifth Avenue on the Magnificent Mile.

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While jewelry tends to be a more popular option for adding blue to your wedding day look, you can always find new ways to add it in, such as with a decorative hair pin or an ornate brooch from Left Bank Bridal. Or, browse the selection over at Elements, an eclectic jewelry boutique in River North that carries independent designers like Graziela, Suzanne Kalan, and Sarah McGuire.

We all know the famed Tiffany blue, which represents the epitome of luxury and elegance. But did you know Tiffany makes chic shades with accent frames in blue? They are the perfect accessory for any sunny destination or daytime wedding where you may be taking some fun outdoor photos. Peruse a selection at Tiffany's decadent Chicago store on Michigan Avenue.

Underthings is a darling boutique located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. There, you'll discover a fun array of underpinnings, many of which are offered in blue shades. Some favorites include soft blue robes for pre-wedding prep and elegant blue nightwear for relaxing in high style. You and your new hubby will be the only ones who know what your something blue is!

Want to see more ideas for your something blue in Chicago? Check out our Chicago Vendors page to find your best wedding vendors!

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