For those of you planning your wedding in July, you might want to consider or are already considering a “Patriotic” theme. Incorporating reds, whites, and blues into your special day will give your wedding some of the Fourth of July sparkle and cheer. Of course you’d still like to keep your day elegant and classic; here are some of our favorite patriotic ideas that’ll make your wedding day nothing short of unforgettable.
Whether you want your special day to scream USA or if you prefer to subtly incorporate your patriotic spirit, flowers are a lovely way to celebrate your Fourth of July wedding. From red white and blue floral centerpieces to bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets, its easy to find floral arrangements that satisfy every patriotic bride’s needs. Continue to WOW your guests and by using red and blue borders for dinner menus or starred and striped napkin rings; better still is that these creative accents are both cost and time efficient. And since you’re missing the fireworks and July Fourth celebrations; bring those fireworks to your celebration! Providing sparklers on your day will brighten up spirits, your venue, and create a very authentic and joyous Independence Day atmosphere.
One of the biggest things people remember about Weddings is the food. Make your food and desserts more patriotic by adding blue and red fruits to your dishes! Blueberries and strawberries are the perfect patriotic accents for your main course, side dishes, and dessert. Toss a few blueberries and strawberries into your salad or carefully slice a few pieces onto your chicken or fish plates to maintain that desired red, white, and blue theme. Snacks like strawberries dipped in white frosting are a creative and fun way to get everyone excited about food; for those of you who’d like some nutrition on the menu, provide strawberry, blueberry, and banana skewers arranged into the shape of the american flag. Your wedding cake design is going to be the hottest topic of discussion on your special day; so get creative and surprise your guests by having your wedding cake designer dye the inside of your cake into the shape of the american flag.
The best part of any wedding is the fashion behind it and all the creative details incorporated into each individual outfit. For heavily themed Fourth of July outfits, put the bridesmaids in a blue dress and complement the dress with a pair of sparkling red shoes. Have your groomsmen wear blue vests with complementing red ties and socks. For a more simplified patriotic theme, incorporate red and blue with accessories! High heels blues for women and red socks and ties for men. If the bride needs “something blue” why not make it her shoes?
Remember, to keep the theme of your wedding classic yet patriotic, use white as your base color and your blues and reds as accent colors!