One of the best color ideas for a 4th of July themed wedding is to use lots of clear, crisp white, and silver. You will want to use bright white linen tablecloths and crisp white chair covers with silver chair sashes. Don’t add too much red and blue just yet.
Start by using placecard holders in the shape of silver stars. Then leave a favor for each guest at their place setting, such as a star shaped votive candle wrapped in ribbon or maybe even in a clear box at each place setting.
For your wedding invitations, embellish them with silver stars and small American flags. This will clue your guests in on your theme.
A traditional floral arrangement centerpiece of red roses will be perfect for your 4th of July wedding ceremony or reception.
And don’t forget the half moon bunting flags! So patriotic and a beautiful way to decorate for your reception. Just don’t overdo it with too many flags, as a few will be all you will need. Also, you can use white tulle for any other adornment you may need.
Signature cocktails are a fun way to treat your guests. Make it special by offering ice cold lemonade served red or blue. Red is made with raspberries and a splash of vodka and blue with blueberries and blue curacao. Garnish with berries and a sprig of fresh mint.
If your Ring Bearer and Flower Girl are up for some fun and excitement, you could dress him as a tiny Uncle Sam carrying your rings in a starred and striped top hat.
You may be thinking of a red, white, and blue wedding cake, and there are too many designs out there to mention! For a little more elegance, try a sleek white cake adorned with large silver stars and a red fondant ribbon. Very elegant and gorgeous, too. Surround the bottom of the cake with strawberries dipped in white chocolate. Yummy!
More patriotic décor includes large metallic stars or svelte cylinder paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling in red or silver, with punched-out stars.
For your reception food, you’ll want to serve all the American classics. Serve mini cheeseburgers and mini ribs so your guests can choose either, or both. Ice cream is always good served as truffles dipped in dark chocolate or with your favorite toppings. Corn on the cob is also very popular. Serve it a little different by adding sage butter, fresh lime and crumbled feta cheese. It’s awesome!
If you are having an outdoor patriotic themed wedding, you’ll really want a good band or DJ. And if you want to leave your guests with a lump in their throats and some great memories, make sure they play the most popular songs that have stemmed from 9/11 and other memorable events. Don’t bring your party down, but you can pay homage in a romantic way by having your band or DJ play the great patriotic songs that we all love!
Oh, and don’t forget the sparklers!
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