Interested in hosting a summer wedding? Perhaps on July 4th? Then these refreshing 4th of July wedding ideas are for you.
But before getting started, it’s important to note that 4th of July weddings are more than just stars, stripes, and fireworks. Couples and planners alike have a ton of options when it comes to making a 4th of July wedding truly pop. Here we’ll outline what those options are, how you can do it on your own, and what elements you need to create the perfect 4th of July-themed wedding.
What is a 4th of July wedding?
A 4th of July wedding is a ceremony and/or reception that typically takes place on the weekend of the 4th of July. Although couples can pull off this theme on another date, hosting it as close to the actual 4th is ideal.
Is July 4th a good day to get married? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons:
There’s a possibility that more of your guests will be available since 4th of July weekend is a good time to take a vacation.
If you have guests traveling from out of town, they’ll likely be able to take a three-day weekend off of work, which makes the whole experience easier.
It’s easy to do on a budget and has a ton of gorgeous options for DIYers.
There’s also a possibility that a lot of your guests will have made other plans for the holiday weekend, which is why sending out save-the-dates and invitations ASAP is important.
July marks the hottest month of the year for many states.
Outdoor weddings (which 4th of July weddings usually are) come with a certain amount of assumed discomfort either from the weather, bugs, or standard outdoor furniture.
Flights around the holidays are usually more expensive, which can be inconvenient for your guests.
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Independence Day weddings are perfect for couples who want an outdoor celebration, a cookout, and the most impressive reception activity of them all: fireworks. This list will give you some practical ideas and inspiration for nearly every aspect of your wedding vision board.
Invitations and save-the-date ideas for your 4th of July wedding
Use your invitations to set the tone of what your celebration will be like. For example, adorable illustrations of swimsuits and sunglasses imply that items like sandals will be acceptable footwear. On the flip side, matte black backgrounds with gold foil fireworks and a sheer overlay page let guests know that this will be a formal affair.
1. Add a sparkling firework sound effects to virtual invitations to create excitement and communicate the theme.
2. Combine stars with flowers to soften the patriotic aspects of the theme like in this red, white, and blue invitation.