Kori
Dedicated July 2015

4th of July Wedding

Kori, on June 2, 2014 at 11:53 AM Posted in Style and Décor

We are in the beginning stages of planning our July 4th, 2015 wedding. My original colors of choice were a pale pink and white but the idea of red, white and blue keeps running through my mind. I'm nervous it will become too tacky though. Our venue is a very upscale ballroom at a hotel. Has anyone been to or planned a red, white and blue wedding? Any ideas to make this a classy theme?

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  • Kori
    Dedicated July 2015
    Kori ·

    Or is this too cliché'??

  • Erin
    Master May 2015
    Erin ·

    Honestly I think a red, white and blue wedding on the 4th of July is bit overkill. I wouldn't factor the holiday into your wedding decor.

  • Ashley
    VIP April 2015
    Ashley ·

    I don't think it's tacky, but might not go with a fancy ballroom. Unless you do like red BM dresses and Navy suits for the guys and stick with all white decor? That would look nice and not too overdone.

    Or you could do pale pink and blue and its still in the color family without screaming July 4th.

  • Emma
    Master October 2024
    Emma ·

    No offense, but I vote tacky. It makes me think of these dresses.



  • Milwaukee_Bride
    VIP August 2014
    Milwaukee_Bride ·

    I've never been to red/white/blue wedding but I personally think that you should use whatever colors you like. Just because your wedding is on a holiday doesn't mean you have to use those colors.

  • Ashley
    VIP April 2015
    Ashley ·

    Ok, I def vote tacky on the dresses @AugustBride posted haha

  • tnovak
    Super August 2014
    tnovak ·

    I agree with Erin holiday overkill. you could have some of the colors obviously red and white (same as valentines day or anyother wedding) but leave out the blue. and it wouldn't go with the venue, when I see independence day I see BBQ not fancy dinner wear

  • Kori
    Dedicated July 2015
    Kori ·

    Thanks for the advice. That's what I was afraid of. I'm not sure I can play it off classy enough. I feel like I would end up having nightmares about the dresses AugustBride posted.

  • FutureMrsL
    Master July 2014
    FutureMrsL ·

    Yay! I'm getting married July 4 this year. I was going back and forth on doing colors in the same family or doing my favorite color (purple.) We're getting married at a historic mansion (more formal) and we picked the date since everyone has off of work and they were only making us meet the Friday minimums at my venue (it was too expensive on a Saturday.) I'm doing lilac, pink, and ivory as my colors. FH and I are both history buffs so we're naming our tables after the signers of the Declaration of Independence and a few other details like that to honor the holiday. We're going to do a sparkler exit and hopefully get our pic taken with fireworks! I don't think you need to do red, white, and blue. I thought about doing blue/navy and pink as my colors, too. Or you could do blue and white, blue and yellow, etc. and have some July 4th colors but not overdo it.

  • We'llAlwaysHaveParis
    Master November 2013
    We'llAlwaysHaveParis ·

    I'm sure someone somewhere has pulled this off successfully. Have you looked on Pinterest for ideas?

    I found this - navy blue and white with pops of red - LOVE IT. Riki posted some really nice ideas too.


  • Riki
    Master August 2014
    Riki ·

    I don't think it is tacky at all if done tastefully and have actually seen patriotic weddings on 4 Weddings, in Southern Living, and Martha Stewart.

    See these pics for inspiration...

    Just don't go party city patriotic...This more along the lines of rustic-chic patriotic.




  • Riki
    Master August 2014
    Riki ·

    Some people have even used a light blue or tiffany blue...Everything doesn't have to be "American Flag" exact...



  • We'llAlwaysHaveParis
    Master November 2013
    We'llAlwaysHaveParis ·

    I was just thinking about this - we went to a wedding 4th of July weekend last year (actually, DH was in it). For the life of me I cannot remember her colors.

  • Finally mrs.jkr
    Master June 2015
    Finally mrs.jkr ·

    I remember one David Tutera episode where the bride did red, white, and blue tastefully. I think Navy blue is the way to go if you want to incorporate it, but not look to 'Merica. I particularly like Riki's second picture (the second pic in the first post, but the aqua looks good on the other side of things too... Navy would just look a little more classy than fun)

  • GrayCatVintage
    Master October 2015
    GrayCatVintage ·

    When I see red, white, and blue - no matter the shade, I always think of the 4th of July or I assume someone in the wedding (bride or groom) was or is in the military and that is why they are using those colors. Even if you do a Tiffany blue or a deep navy - it still reminds me of outdoor BBQ and fireworks. I went to a 4th of July wedding a few years ago and the bride chose brown and pink as her colors.

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