Wedding Trends: Planning A Fourth of July Wedding
The Fourth of July is America’s birthday and a festive holiday for couples to both center and celebrate their wedding. By incorporating unique patriotic flare, a Fourth of July Wedding will highlight American freedom and spark a new chapter united in love. Wedding planners at The Manor have all the festive wedding components from cuisine, bridal party attire, and music to décor, for a truly all-American themed wedding, which guests will celebrate for years to come.
Americans across the country traditionally celebrate Independence Day with a BBQ. For outdoor or smaller weddings, you can do this same. Consider serving hors d’oeuvres of standby American barbecue foods such as watermelon, corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, deviled eggs, or potato salad. In addition, use the cocktail hour to feature colors red or blue by topping signature drinks with sweet Grenadine or Blue Curacao.
For a colorful dessert spread, consider incorporating a sweet red, white, and blue treat of patriotic parfaits with cool whip, raspberries, and blueberries. Also, you can serve star-shaped red, white, and blue cookies or fruit skewers including pineapple, blueberries, and strawberries. Couples can also design a tiered wedding cake layered with blue and red colored cakes topped with white icing. Couples can really amp up the excitement of the holiday by lighting sparklers on the top tier of their wedding cake.
Having a holiday themed wedding raises the opportunity for unique favors. When planning a Fourth of July Wedding red, white, and blue should shine through. Consider themed lanterns that have the couple’s names engraved on the bottom to cherish. Also, American themed picture frames allow guests to showcase a memory for your wedding day. To show the utmost pride, give guests an American flag to hang up at their homes.
All-American Bridal Party
Instead of traditional wedding bridal party attire, planning a Fourth of July wedding means incorporating the theme down the aisle in style. Consider having dapper Groomsmen wearing stars and stripes bowties with red, white, and blue lapels. Likewise, Bridesmaids can hold red, white, and blue bouquets with tiny American flags placed through the center. For a stylish twist, the bride can show off blue shoes in order to keep with the tradition of “something borrowed, something blue”. For a wedding featuring a flower girl, consider a red sash dashing down her dress. A ring bearer could present the rings on an American flag pillow.
Patriotic Play on Words
For any themed wedding requires extravagant decorations, but it is important to introduce a themed wedding starting with your invitations and ringing throughout the décor and even icing on the wedding cake. Sayings “red, white, and you,” “wed, wife, and groom,” or “land of the free and home of the love”, will creatively tie the holiday to your wedding. In addition, use these catchy phrases as a hashtag for social media.
Americana Table Décor
Whether couples have the wedding outside or indoors, table décor can set the prideful mood for the day. For a whimsical wedding, create American flag themed centerpieces made of mason jars. Fill jars with the colors red, white, and blue in the forms of flowers, potpourri, wedding bells, tiny American flags, and/or candles with sparkles shimmering around the edge.
Table linens crafted from flag materials or wording from the Declaration of Independence can be both a sophisticated design element and clever way to incorporate the holiday. In addition, couples can choose to sign their own “Declaration of Love,” to showcase in frames on tables.
Declaration Of Love
The best way to cap off a July Fourth Wedding is to send newlyweds off with a sparkler celebration. By waving sparklers into the air, or for larger budgets, a fireworks display during nightfall, this event encapsulates both the Fourth of July spirit and celebration for the wedding. By considering ideas and details, commemorating the America’s day with the beginning of a couple’s life together is notably distinct and beautiful. The wedding planners at The Manor can help couples create a star-spangled wedding.