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a 4th of July event.

If you're reading this, you must be, at least a little bit, curious as to how you can make a holiday wedding (or event) classy and chic, not tacky and cheesy. Am I right?!


You can take any theme and turn it into a real showstopper with adding just the right touches!

I'm a firm believer in the "less is more" concept and think this is the key to making sure you don't turn something elegant into something overdone = tacky, cheesy!


So, let's begin! 4th of July. Stating the obvious, you must incorporate:

  1. Red, white and blue 💖🤍💙

  2. Good food and fellowship 🍔🌭

  3. Fireworks 🎆

Now, let's break it down!



ATTIRE.

Red, white and blue screams everything 4th of July, USA, Americana. So, if you don't want your wedding to scream "tacky", you need to add in these colors subtly, in surprising and fun places, and in small doses.

First, pick ONE color (i.e. navy) for the bridesmaids' and groomsmen attire. Then, accent with a neutral (that'd be white) for the bouquets and boutonnieres. Clean and simple! Clean and simple! And, looks pretty good in photos too! 🤩

Step 2, add in your "element of surprise" like having the bride's bouquet stand out against her white dress and her wedding party's neutral florals.

Maybe have the groom sport a patriotic bow tie, or all the men wear matching flag socks (at least it'd make for a fun photo!).



DECOR.

This is another very obvious but great place to incorporate your red, white and blue.


I don't know about you, but when I think about the 4th of July, the first thing that comes to mind is backyard bar-b-ques! That alone (without any red, white and blue) screams -- in a GOOD way -- 4th of July! Doesn't it?!


So, set up a towering white tent and string up twinkling lights among red and blue paper lanterns or ribbons...

Spread the tables with white table cloths...

Accent with blue votive candles, dinnerware, favor gift-packaging...

And, crown it with red florals.

If you remember to keep to the "less is more" and "clean and simple" concepts, you're party will be 👌!

Arrange larger-than-life sized yard games around the grassy areas. Checkers. Tick-tack-toe. Etc.

And, whatever you do, don't forget country music -- the heart and soul of Americana, and what gets people up and dancin'!

  • Firecracker - Josh Turner

  • Amazed - Lonestar

  • It's Your Love - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

  • God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood

  • Fast Cars And Freedom - Rascal Flatts

....just to name a few. 😊 There's so many GREAT ones! I could go on and on!!!



FOOD.

Now the good part of the post 😉 -- food! BAR-B-QUE food!

Why not cook up a "BYOB: Build-Your-Own-Burger" bar, or "Hot Dog Station"? Or BOTH?

So easy, and a definite crowd (and kid!) pleaser! Offer up some grilled corn-on-the-cob, sliced watermelon, chips (or Aunt Kathy's potato salad), ice-cold lemonade and Coke, and I'd say you'd have a mouth-watering meal! 😋

Want to go a little fancier? Do it! Have your wait staff serve cheeseburger sliders and mini hot dogs with sweet relish during the cocktail hour....


Dessert. Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting...OR if you want to steer non-traditional, try mixed berry cheesecakes and strawberry shortcakes. Oooh...ice cream sundaes would be super fun!

I can bet the kids would thank you if you threw in some freezer pops, too!

After all, it's gonna be a hot night! 😉



FIREWORKS FINALE.

'Nuff said!

You really CANNOT host a 4th of July wedding (or event) without ending the night with a bang!

And, sending those newlyweds off with a sparklers parade!


Would you have a 4th of July wedding? Tell me what other ideas you'd have for one...

 

Credits:

Navy Blue Lace Tea-length V-neck Bridesmaid Dress - lunss.com

Faded Red & Blue Striped Bow Tie - Tailor Toki - trendhim.com

Groomsmen Flag Socks - Relax Event Studio - etsy.com

Tent + Reception Decor photos - c.o. theknot.com , brides.com , emmalinebride.com , wilkieblog.com and Colin Cowie Weddings, fabyouliss.com and 100layercakelet.com

Hot Dog Bar inspiration photo - c.o. thecountrychiccottage.net

Dessert photography - c.o. marthastewart.com and popsugar.com

Sparklers send off - vipsparkers.com


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