Why a 4th of July Wedding Might Be the Best Thing Ever

Why a 4th of July Wedding Might Be the Best Thing Ever

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Arlyn Hernandez
Jul 4, 2016
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Confession: The 4th of July has always been a solid top-three holiday for me. Fireworks, barbecues, parades, I mean...does it get much better? It sure does, if you choose to celebrate the happiest day of your life on the happiest day of the year for America (plus, you can make one less decision with the prescribed patriotic color palette!). Let's explore all the merits of a 4th of July wedding, shall we?

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Because Pies

Cake, shmake! The 4th of July is the perfect excuse to ditch tradition and have a waterfall of peach, blackberry, blueberry, anything-berry pies, like this darling tiered display shared on Style Me Pretty.

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Because Cracker Jack Wedding Favors

Vintage packaging, rustic twine and brown paper tags for the win with these nostalgia-filled wedding favors (spotted on The Knot) that are also budget friendly and perfectly in line with a red-white-and-blue palette.

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Because Navy Bridesmaid Dresses, Red Lips and Matching Bouquets

Try to find someone who doesn't look good in navy. I dare you (and your own self-judgements do not count.) Beautifully paired with a bold red lip and a bouquet dotted with red, white and blue flowers (like shown in this Americana wedding on Bridal Musings), and you'll have the prettiest maids from here to Philadelphia.

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Because Striped Tablecloths

Uncle Sam (or John, or Dave, or InsertYourUnclesNameHere) would be proud to dine at these tables draped in awesome blue-and-white striped cloths (via The Knot).

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Because These Place Cards

Clever red-and-white ribbons ingeniously hang clipped place cards for guests to find their assigned table. The rest of this 4th of July wedding featured on Wedding Chicks is just as darling.

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Because This Tablescape

A garland of red and white roses nestled delicately into greenery, dotted with clear and blue votive holders, eliminates the need for towering centerpieces (featured on Bridal Musings).

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Because This VW Van-Turned-Photo Booth

There isn't much more to say here besides yes, and please. Of course, you could have something this awesome on any of the other 364 days of the year, but it just feels oh-so-right for a Fourth nuptial soiree. This adorable couple thought so, too, and you won't want to miss the rest of the photos from their big day on Bridal Musings.

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Because S'mores

Graham crackers? Good. Marshmallows? Good. Chocolate? Real good. Who needs a candy bar when you can have a s'mores bar? I'll have s'more of that! (via Rustic Wedding Chic)

Because Fireworks

Fireworks can either make you feel like you're in a magical wonderland (like the photo above spotted on Social & Personal Weddings) or terrify young children, animals and skittish adults. Either way, there will absolutely be no better way to end the night with a bang than with a magnificent firework display. Happy birthday, America. Happy wedding day, future bride and groom.

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